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University Corp. For Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Accountant III in Boulder, Colorado

Job Title: Accountant IIILocation: Boulder, Colorado. Note: In light of the ongoing coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic and restricted access to UCAR facilities, UCAR mayallow temporary remote work arrangements for newly hired employees. Eventualrelocation to UCAR facilities in Boulder, CO is required for this specificposiType: Full-time, ExemptApplication Deadline: This position will be posted until filled.Relocation: Relocation assistance is available for this position.Work Authorization: UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g.,J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position.Hiring Salary Range: $78,406 - $98,008Full Salary Range - $78,406 - $127,410Benefits: UCAR affirms its continuing commitment to developing,providing, and administering its employee benefit programs with dueconsideration for equal employment opportunity and diversity guidelines.UCAR's rich package of employee benefits includes medical, dental,vision, education assistance, retirement, and life insurance. UCARoffers a variety of programs designed to assist with work-life balanceincluding flexible work alternatives, paid time off and 14 weeks of paidparentWhere You Will Work:UCAR is a nonprofit consortium of more than 115 North American colleges anduniversities focused on research and training in the Earth system sciences.We are the experienced managers of the National Center for AtmosphericResearch on behalf of the National Science Foundation. Founded in 1960 tofulfill this role, we are trusted administrators of the financial, humanresources, facilities, and information technology functions that areessential to NCAR's success.What You Will Do:Monitors contracts where non-compliance with contract terms may result inunallowable costs, loss of corporate credibility, future funding, andaudit findings for adherence to contract terms and conditions, policy, andproper financial reporting. Lead in the annual audit and 990 tax returnpreparation and acts as the liaison for the auditors. Interprets complexcontractual terms and apply the appropriate accounting standards per theFinancial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Leads in the implementationof new accounting standards issued by FASB. Prepares or assists in preparationof various financial reports (internal and external) including, but notlimited to, monthly/quarterly performance/financial reports andbillings. Prepares and reviews internal and external financial reports,verifies and enters accounting transactions, and reconciles subsidiaryrecords to final records. Cross-trains and provides backup for otheraccounting functions. Assists the Assistant Controller with various accountingprojects. Reports to the Assistant Controller.Responsibilities:Responsible for the preparation of the UCAR annual audited financialstatements, subsequent 990 tax return, and other audits as they may ariseincluding acting as the liaison with the auditors for all audit questions.This includes coordinating with other departments for schedules and schedulepreparation. They will need to independently initiate processes as needed andto use professional judgement. Must effectively communicate with both internaland external partners as needed to gain the necessary information.Responsible for maintaining the financial compliance by interpreting complexcontractual terms into the appropriate accounting standards where thenon-compliance may result in unallowable costs, loss of corporatecredibility, future funding, and audit findings. Monitors assignedcontracts by reviewing expenditures, reviewing and verifying budgets.Evaluates complex allocation methodology, indirect cost collections forcorrect application, and verifies that all financial contractualrequirements are met. Communicates and interprets contractual requirements toall affected internal and external parties, including funding agencies asneedeLeads in the design, development and user training of UCAR financialreporting and automated financial system. Instrumental in establishingcontrols and procedur

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