Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Senior Manager of Finance and Research Administration for the Department of Neurology the Senior Financial and Grants Analyst will support the finance and research administration functions in the department. The position will work with both faculty and administrative staff to ensure the department operates in a financially sustainable manner. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Financial Administration: -Maintains funding overviews/forecasts for faculty in assigned divisions and meets with faculty to review on a regular basis -Supports annual budgeting process and quarterly reforecasts through data entry into budget tool -Assigns and reconciles expense allocations (payroll and non-payroll) to funding sources under supervision -Supports internal reporting process through participation in creation of division and faculty level P&L statements
Research Administration: -Assists PIs with various aspects of full-cycle grant management. This may include, the development, review, submission, renewal, and/or closeout of various types of sponsored project proposals from a variety of sponsors including NIH, private foundations and industry -For awarded proposals, liaises with Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) office to ensure timely setup of award, pre-award compliance requirements are met and all sub-awards are established -Ensures that all award reporting requirements (quarterly and/or annual progress and financial reports) are completed according to sponsor and institutional requirements and timeframes -Completes routine internal reporting requirements required for sponsored projects (i.e. effort reporting, PI attestations, etc)
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: This is a high pressure position as there are many internal and external deadlines. Requires a bright, competent and organized individual that is self-motivated, reliable, conscientious, and able to solve analytical problems, as well as plan independently. Must be able to work with all levels of staff. Position requires establishing and maintaining relationships within and across departments, as well as servicing the grant and accounting needs of Principal Investigators. The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient or Advanced Proficiency creating and using MS Excel spreadsheets. Highly skilled in MS Word. Ability to meet deadlines and maintain required confidentiality. Knowledge of government and foundational granting requirements, grants administration and PeopleSoft financials required.
Preferred Qualifications: -3-5 Years of Related Experience in academic medical center or similar setting -Demonstrated capacity to work with a high degree of independence and successfully within a deadline driven, multi-tasking operating environment -Advanced working knowledge of US government federal rules and regulations and the requirements common to private sponsors/donors -Experience navigating compliance requirements of Federal grants and contracts in accordance with Uniform Guidance and applicable Federal requirements
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