Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The Grant Staff Accountant is responsible for full-cycle accounting functions related to assigned areas in order to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and regulations and restrictions governing all grants and restricted donations (Grantor Requirements). The position is responsible for analyzing financial data and working closely with key stakeholders to determine proper accounting treatment in accordance with GAAP and Grantor Requirements from pre-award through post-award. The Grant Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting with recurring accounting activities including but not limited to: grant/general ledger close-out, account analysis and reconciliations, sub-system reconciliations, and financial requirements per the Grantor Requirements. The Grant Staff Accountant will also identify and recommend changes in accounting systems and procedures where applicable. This position works independently but will receive guidance and strategic direction from the Grant Accounting team.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees/Work Experience/School Education:
a) Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance

Licenses & Certifications:
a) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA eligible

Work Experience:
a) One (1) Year Work Experience: Accounting experience; Healthcare and/or grant experience preferred

Communication Skills:
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact): Strong communication skills to work with all levels within the organization
b) Writing/Reports

a) MS Word
b) Personal Computer
c) MS Excel: (i.e pivot tables, v-look-ups, etc)
d) MS PowerPoint

Job Attributes

a) Analytical Abilities
b) Mathematics
c) Other Knowledge Skills or Abilities:
- Demonstrates a beginning knowledge of financial statements and relationships, GAAP, and grant accounting practices and procedures
- Ability to analyze and evaluate data and draw meaningful conclusions
- Possesses excellent communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
- Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to manage time and adhere to deadlines
- Self-starter with the ability to effectively follow difficult issues to resolution
- Ability to accomplish goals
- Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism
- Exhibits a desire to learn
d) Statistical Knowledge and Abilities

Work Schedule:
a) Hybrid Telecommuter

Other Special Requirements: PeopleSoft experience preferred

Application Instructions

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