As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Grant Accountant (FULL-TIME) to join our team in Jacksonville, Florida.
At Nemours, each Associate plays a vital role in supporting the delivery of world-class pediatric care to the children we serve. The team based at our home office in Jacksonville, Fla. provides essential administrative, financial and technical support to Nemours operations across all locations.
The Grant Accountant is responsible for the financial analysis, recording, and reconciliation of four distinct areas: (1) Nemours Biomedical Research (Federal and non-Federal grants/subcontracts, Nemours-sponsored grants, Clinical Trials, Symposiums, Registries, Labs & Development accounts), (2) Other grants (non-Research)—Federal and non-Federal, (3) Education, and (4) Donations. This responsibility entails the ability to read and interpret Federal, state, and commercial grants and contracts to ensure proper and accurate accounting treatment.
Each grant/subcontract, Certified Medical Education (CME) course and donation transaction must be recorded in a well-defined activity within the Lawson Activities subsystem based on the grantee, participant, or donor’s requirements and/or intent. Nemours has a very large volume (approximately 1,000) of these types of activities and they require a substantial investment of time to ensure each activity is properly stated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as ensuring compliance with Federal regulatory agencies [e.g., Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), National Health Institutes (NIH)] or other contractual or fiduciary requirements.
These responsibilities include oversight and review of the monthly financial statements, including statements from the Lawson Activities subsystem. Responsibilities also include participation in financial analysis at both high and detailed levels, monthly participation in the general ledger close, monthly preparation of account reconciliations, specialized donation reporting, and submission of required external reporting.
Perform specific grant-related post-award functions such as contract/award review, expenditure review, budget variance analysis, invoicing and collection follow-up, monitoring for grant compliance, and grant closeout functions. Provide monthly financial reports to project directors and meet as necessary to resolve any issues. Provide guidance and recommendations on compliance with applicable grant terms and conditions. For those responsible for “per patient” activities, they must work directly with Research nurse coordinators in receiving and reconciling patient visit information monthly to ensure revenue is recorded timely.
Oversight and analysis of outstanding grant receivables and deferred revenue to ensure amounts are collectible and revenue is properly stated.
Preparation and submission of required external Federal and Non-Federal financial reports.
Set up and maintain activities in Lawson, monitor date ranges, monitor activity status, and process closing of activities by working with Research, Education, or the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health (NFCH) personnel.
Prepare assigned journal entries with appropriate supporting detail.
Perform monthly close functions related to Research, Education, Non-Research grants, and Donations. This includes a detailed review of financial statements in addition to a detailed review of individual activity reports.
Research identified variances on financial statements and activity reports to provide explanation and/or determine if an accrual, reclassification or other adjustment is needed.
Perform/prepare assigned post-closing duties, including timely preparation and maintenance of general ledger account reconciliations and distribution of reports, invoices, and activity reconciliations.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required.
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years experience required.
Less years of experience may be acceptable if performance is exemplary and that candidate has shown that they have the technical and behavioral background necessary to do the job well.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.