Performs financial transactions involving general funds, federal and/or private grants and contracts, and gift and discretionary accounts for the Institute for Cell Engineering and Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. Performs comprehensive analysis and review of budgets related to accounts outlined.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze budgets and recommend necessary adjustments, and cost effective measures Analyze financial data and extract and define relevant information using the various accounting systems and communicate necessary information
Perform statistical, cost, and financial analysis of data reported in the various accounting systems. Develop financial reports to aid in the development of fiscal year sponsored, general, and gift/discretionary funds.
Communicate with appropriate internal and external administrative offices to ensure that established procedures are followed. Provide instruction and answer questions relative to budget procedures Monitor departmental expenses throughout the fiscal year Review and reconcile expenditure statements on a monthly basis for sponsored research programs, general funds, gift and discretionary accounts.
Ability to take on increasing responsibility in financial responsibilities and tasks. Information Systems: Utilize available systems to gather required information to perform duties outlined above.
Works in formal and informal forums with departmental personnel in issues related to Grant administration, and financial management.
Applies a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; verifies documents for completeness and compliance with government and private agencies. Performs financial analysis and reviews procedures and systems to determine appropriate solutions.
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or other related field required. Three years of progressively responsible related financial/accounting experience. Additional experience may substitute for education.
Additional graduate level education may substitute for experience.
Knowledge of and experience with contracts and grant cooperative agreement terms and conditions, administrative rules, cost principals and regulations under OMB guidelines required.
Familiarity with SAP (Hopkins One) R3 applications and BW reporting strongly preferred.
Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required. Very strong organizational, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, analytical and problem solving abilities and attention to detail required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines required.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects independently and work constructively as part of a team required. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and the internet. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written required.
Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis required. Ability to work for periods of time without immediate direction required. Ability to prioritize own working as well as being an active team participant.
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