Professional Area: Professional/Administrative Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function: Accounting and Financial, Research and Grants Administration, Sponsored Research ManagementWage Band: 118A
Department/College Description Responsible for post-award financial administration of a large and complex portfolio of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements including but not limited to accounting, internal and external financial reporting, budget compliance, analysis, and forecasting for colleges and research centers. Assist in developing and implementing new and modified policies and procedures to improve operational efficiencies.
Detailed Job Description Major Responsibilities:
Provide excellent service to faculty and staff in the day-to-day administration of sponsored projects.
Develop and maintain knowledge of the requirements of sponsored programs administration including the application of cost principles (A-21), administrative requirements (A-110), audit requirements (A-133), OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), federal acquisition regulations (FAR), NY State guidelines/regulations and all related organizational policies and procedures.
Possess a thorough knowledge of all Controllers' Office processes that impact SPA including preparation of journal and budget entries, accounts payable (invoice payment forms, purchase order payments, travel expense reimbursements), accounts receivable, procurement card transactions, payroll and student account adjustments.
Work closely with Principal Investigators (PIs) and department administrative staff to provide post-award financial management of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements, including:
Attend project initiation meetings (PIMs) to gain a thorough understanding of awards
Ensure accuracy of project transactions occurs through review and certification of project statements
Assist with creation and delivery of project actuals and projections
Prepare internal and external reports
Review committed and actual effort for key personnel
Review and approve invoices, cost transfers, employee action forms (EAFs), and new hire requisitions
Monitor all projects through monthly reporting; make adjustments as necessary; and, resolve account deficits and/or issues
To enhance understanding of internal and external policies and procedures, as well as the raising awareness of the importance of good internal controls importance, assist with or deliver SPA training workshops to PIs, department administrators and others involved in sponsored project administration.
Perform other accounting and financial analysis tasks and participate in special projects as requested by management.
Participate in a minimum of 40 hours of training/professional development annually (or a pro rata amount based on standard working hours) applicable to the employee's current role.
Required Minimum Qualifications
BS in Accounting or Business Administration required.
Five to seven years progressive experience in accounting, financial analysis, and/or project accounting required,
Hands-on post award grant administration experience along with knowledge of Federal OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-133, OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and federal acquisitions regulations (FAR) required.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of products required.
Strong customer service, organizational skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
The ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization is required.
Must work independently with minimal supervision and exercise professional judgment in carrying-out all assigned responsibilities.
Preferred Qualifications CPA or MBA preferred.Five to seven years progressive experience in accounting, financial analysis, and/or project accounting required, preferably in a not-for-profit or higher education setting.Experience with an enterprise-wide financial applications software system preferred.
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
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