Grants and Contracts Accountant


Job Description

The Grants and Contracts Accountant will work on the grants and contracts administration process, including, but not limited to, supporting with proposal budgets and submission, awards administration, monitoring of budgets, invoicing, preparation of journal entries and financial reports.

  • Working Days Monday - Friday
  • Working Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Job Location Main Campus, Dauphin Island
  • Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by DISL with 2 years related experience. Years of experience in lieu of a degree may also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in accounting, knowledge of fund-based accounting systems, ability to analyze and prepare financial reports, ability to monitor expenditures and maintain data, knowledge of federal and non federal regulations and policies preferred.

Essential Functions

These are the job duties required of the position.

  • Performs various accounting functions for DISL and DISL component units to include: generating monthly grant invoices,, preparing financial summaries for invoices, submitting monthly invoices and supporting documentation for payment. preparing financial reports as needed.
  • Review and assist Principal Investigators proposal submission, including reviewing budgets, preparing proposal documents, assisting with submitting proposals as needed.
  • Preparation of financial reports, including SF425 federal financial reports, and other financial reports as required by sponsors.
  • Prepares monthly reports of grant expenditures.
  • Prepares various monthly journal entries related to contracts and grants.
  • Reviews general ledger transactions to ensure accuracy.
  • Reviews and approves check requests, purchase orders and invoices related to grants and contracts.
  • Communicates daily with Principal Investigators, their staff, and subcontractors staff concerning grant expenditures and billing.
  • Ensures adherence to federal and state guidelines and policies.
  • Reconcile and perform grant closeout functions required by sponsors.
  • Approves certain payments, requisitions and journal entries for the Deputy Director.
  • Utilizes a calculator and personal computer to perform accounting duties.
  • Regular and prompt attendance.
  • Ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required.
  • Related duties as required.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter with CV Resume and 3 references to

Position is open until filled.

Contact Information

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
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Background Information

4-Year Degree
Years of Experience
  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts
Work Authorization
U.S. Citizen
Security Clearance

Target Job Information

Job Type
  • Full Time