Financial Administrator Volgenau School of Engineering
The George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering seeks to hire a Financial Administrator to provide fiscal assistance and information to faculty researchers with their sponsored research grants and contracts. This position will provide budget and financial information on sponsored research to faculty researchers; as well as provide information on proper budget and expenditure procedures. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Collect and audit monthly reconciliation reports; distribute via email and follow-up with faculty to resolve any reconciliation issues;
Monitor and verify payroll and non-payroll expenditures, tuition charges, and other budget transactions on the grants and contracts;
Process internal and external personnel, tuition charges, and other direct charges on sponsored research grants and contracts;
Assist with the origination of GRA and Wage employee contracts;
Assist faculty with special spending issues such as equipment, conferences and participant payments;
Review and confirm the grant allows for the purchasing of equipment; as well as the reimbursement for select expenditures;
Provide financial data and create budget reports to assist faculty as needed;
Attend regular OSP Roundtable Meetings and any other University- wide meetings pertaining to Research Administration; and
Other financial and administrative duties as assigned.
Demonstrated experience in research administration at a major university or non-profit organization;
Organization skills, with keen attention to detail;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Experience working with a diverse population which includes students and a constituent of faculty at all levels;
The ability to solve problems and issues related to sponsored research;
The ability to multi-task and work independently, as well as with a team;
The flexibility to change and reprioritize workload to meet the needs of the office; and
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite applications, particularly Excel and Word.
Bachelors' degree (Concentration in Accounting, Business, or related discipline);
Incumbent must have knowledge and working understanding of rules and regulations governing allowable expenditures on sponsored research; and
The ability to solve problems and issues related to sponsored research.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check, Financial Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, please complete the online application at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position 02776z, and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.