full-time position in Neurology; 37.5 hours per week; Monday - Friday
The mission of the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) is to identify and develop new therapies for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 associated tumors. NTAP currently partners with more than 40 academic, government and private organizations to conduct NF1 associated research and has a budget of more than $40 million. Please visit www.n-tap.org to learn more.
Report to Director of NTAP and the Assistant Administrator of the Department of Neurology. Responsible for all financial matters of NTAP and will report to and work closely with the Director of NTAP. Contribute actively to the evolution and execution of the organizations strategic and operational business plans. Partner with senior leadership across Johns Hopkins School of Medicine including the Office of Research Administration, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, The Office of Vice President and General Counsel, the Office of Development and the Executive Offices, as well as, the many NTAP collaborators and advisors.
manage a variety of financial analysis, reporting and processing activities for NTAP and develop and implement business and strategies across all of NTAP's activities. Some of these activities are very complicated and thus require strong analytical and financial skills. Perform calculations and analysis in support of NTAP financial initiatives in support of its research and programmatic goals. Oversee development and monitoring of budgets and provide management of financial transactions and administrative processes involving a variety of funds, endowments, government and private grants, and gifts. Responsible for producing monthly financial reports and providing sophisticated financial analyses to NTAP leadership. Produce multi-year forecasts for budgeting and strategic planning and assist in the preparation of the Fiscal Year budget and provide leadership in analyzing, defining and improving business processes within NTAP and solve complicated financial issues. Define and measure goals for the finance operation and be able to define and monitor financial controls that ensure quality processing within the finance function.
Direct NTAP development initiatives in the areas of gifts, projects, grants, fee-for-service, data licensing and fundraising activities and participate in Senior Management of NTAP activities, coordinating with other administrative groups as appropriate. Engage in regular contact with shared sponsored services, Office of Research Administration, the Johns Hopkins Development Office as well as external bodies such as donor organizations and collaborating organizations within academia, the private sector and the government.
Analyze complex financial data and extract and define relevant information in order to oversee cash flow and ensure availability of funds in order to meet existing commitments and plan for future commitments. Oversee preparation and accounting of approved budgets; ensure expenditures for budgets are monitored and that monthly reports are prepared to maintain balanced accounts. Report monthly, quarterly and annually on the financial and administrative performance on projects within NTAP including developing management, narrative, and statistical reports. Develop and oversee maintenance of budget monitoring systems. Develop complex financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis. Serve as liaison between the NTAP and the business office, controller's office and Office of Research Administration. Identify budget issues, provides alternative solutions, and resolves problems as required. Monitor and approve expenditures throughout the budgetary period. Facilitate access to appropriate financial and administrative systems as requested. Facilitate special checks and reimbursements where appropriate. Assist in budget development for specific projects: Work with Assistant Administrator and PI's to adjust budget for future years. Maintain chronological files for each budget to ensure that all versions are tracked and maintained. Ensure that appropriate indirect and fringe benefits rates are applied to all sponsored budget. Submit monthly financial transactions such as budget transfers, GM documents, and non-payroll cost transfers for sponsored projects.
Planning, Policy, and Investor Relations:
Coordinate development and monitoring of global and project specific budgets. Participate in programmatic policy development as a member of the senior management team. Represent NTAP to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, School of Medicine officials, etc. Remain up to date on not for profit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding not for profit operations.
Program Funding Development:
Design and pursue coordinated business development strategies to provide financial support for NTAP's activities. Identify new opportunities for funding. Build new business relationships through presentations, networking and one on one conversations with collaborators and industry partners. Lead creation, preparation, and assembly of documents to support RFP's, Foundation grant requests, client contracts, and other income-generating activities. Manage data licensing policies and agreements in conjunction with University associated offices. Contribute to external communications projects, including social media and the website, to support partnership development. Participate regularly in board and donor meetings; assist with board and donor communications and relations.
Work with Office of Research Administration to guide, facilitate and enforce the procedures for granting and contracting for NTAP. Serve as a liaison between NTAP/JHU and contract entities (i.e. PI); research, draft, and approve (with Office of Research Administration oversight) formal responses to requests for grants and contracts. Set internal governance policies regarding finance. Anticipate multiple inputs and estimate risks strategically. Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders.
Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or other related field. Five years related financial/accounting and financial management experience, e.g., planning, directing, monitoring, organizing, and controlling the monetary resources of a department, center, or unit. Master's in a related field may substitute for experience. Additional experience may substitute for education.
Very strong quantitative, analytical skills. Good problem solving skills. Very organized and capable with financial information systems. Strong relationship and partnering skills. Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
Knowledge of JHU Financial Administration, SAP, and Analysis. Strong knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal and university regulations. Deep knowledge and understanding of the Uniform Guidance and Office of Management and Budget Circular audit requirements. Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
**JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.**
Significant experience in or knowledge of sponsored projects/research accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
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