To provide administrative post award services to faculty and administrators by reviewing and processing awards, including interpreting and ensuring compliance with award terms and conditions, rendering decisions regarding sponsored project issues, budget management, expenditure review, financial reporting, cash management, and all other award management activities for these awards, including participation in training and systems development. Review, interpret and disseminate University, and sponsor policies for a variety of issues ranging from cost allowability to reporting requirements, effectively articulate these policies to internal and external constituencies including Faculty, Departmental Administrators, and the Division of the Vice President for Research.
This posting is for one position and the title will be based on the qualifications met.
Grant/Contract Accountant I
Bachelorâ™s degree preferred (Accounting or Finance major)
Computer proficiency in database creation/ maintenance, word processing and spreadsheet applications mandatory and cloud based systems experience preferred.Ability to navigate sponsorâ™s administrative websites for award management and financial reporting.
Ability to interact effectively with staff, faculty, deans, and external sponsors; strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills; ability to work under pressure in a deadline oriented environment; ability to satisfy divergent interest in support of broader strategic goals of the University (e.g., Building on Distinction).
Effective communication skills-both oral and written-to elicit and communicate information, to analyze data, and to prepare /present clear, informative, and concise materials.
Grant/Contract Accountant II
Bachelorâ™s degree required; Accounting or Finance major, and/or CPA preferred.
Experience: 5 to 7 years of research administration experience or closely related experience preferred.
Computer proficiency in database creation/maintenance, word and spreadsheet applications mandatory, and Oracle based systems experience preferred.Ability to navigate sponsorâ™s administrative websites for award management and financial reporting.
Ability to interact effectively with staff, faculty, deans and external sponsors; strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills; ability to work under pressure in a deadline oriented environment; ability to satisfy divergent interest in support of broader strategic goals of the University (e.g, Building on Distinction).
Effective communication skills, both oral and written, to elicit and communicate information, to analyze complex issues, and to prepare/present clear, informative and concise materials.
Strong organizational and administrative skill.Initiative and judgement to independently problem solve and prioritize. Ability to work independently, but also as a strong team player when needed.
Background Check: Criminal and Education
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Grant/Contract Accountant I/II
Office of Sponsored Projects
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