The Tufts University Difference Tufts University is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. We are committed to providing transformative experiences for students, faculty, and staff in an inclusive and collaborative environment.
Post Award Research Administration is a key resource in the administration and interpretation of sponsored project financial regulation and compliance matters. We are searching for talented professionals for the following positions:
Prospective applicants who would like to know more about the Post Award employment opportunities are invited to attend an Open House.
The Associate Director Portfolio Management and Associate Director Cash Management
The Associate Director Portfolio Management provides central post-award support to faculty and local research administrators and leads a team of specialists to oversee the portfolio of all contract and grant funds.
The Associate Director Cash Management is responsible for central post-award letter of credit (LOC) and billing & collection processes for the university's entire sponsored research portfolio.
Together the incumbents oversee daily post award transactions to ensure a positive cash balance for the University and serves as Signing Officials. They identify team goals and priorities for continuous proactive management of sponsored portfolios in accordance with the University policy, government regulations, and other sponsor requirements.
Bachelor's degree or knowledge and skills equivalent in financial, accounting, or research administration experience required.
Minimum of 8 years of grants management experience emphasizing post award and accounts receivable administration with demonstrated progressive responsibilities.
Proficiency in accounting, financial reporting and cash management. Effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Commitment to maintaining a productive, supportive research environment while providing mentoring and technical assistance to departments.
Extensive knowledge of sponsored programs regulations, Uniform Guidance, and related areas of regulatory compliance. Ability to interpret and apply university and sponsor policies and procedures.
Desire and ability to promote collaborative team-building and faculty-friendly customer service. Ability to successfully manage and supervise staff.
Proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, prioritize multiple tasks and perform consistently under pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands.
Ability to analyze complex situations, identify workable solutions, and make appropriate determinations based on regulations and the policies, sensitivities, and needs of the Principal Investigators, departments and schools being impacted.
The Senior Post Award Specialist within the Post Award Office Responsible for the fiscal compliance of complex sponsored grants and contracts in accordance with government regulations, donor requirements, and University policy. The Specialist role interacts continuously with faculty and administrators to provide customer service, training and subject matter expert guidance to manage financial transactions and reporting in support of the University research community from the central Post Award office. These duties include monitoring cash flow and expense activity, setup and closeout of grants, review and processing financial transactions to the general ledger and preparation of financial statements.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities as may have been acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree
Minimum of 6 years financial, accounting, or research administration experience required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and PeopleSoft/similar enterprise financial system required.
Candidate should possess strong analytical, technical, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Exceptional deductive reasoning skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are necessary for this position.
Associate Post Award Billing and Collection Specialist
This position is an integral part of the Post-Award Research Administration Office and is responsible for the fiscal administration of grants and contracts in accordance with government regulations, donor requirements, and University policy. A key contributor to the grants management cycle, this position's primary responsibility is cash management - including billing and collection, analysis of grant financial activity, understanding grant terms and conditions and posting financial data in the general ledger.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities below as may have been acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business or equivalent professional experience and 2 years relevant experience.
Excellent computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office
Ability to communicate clearly.
Ability to work in a team environment and support customer service initiatives.
Ability to work independently and be resourceful in obtaining information when it is not readily available.
Excellent attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Finance and Accounting
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 28, 2018, 3:38:26 PM
Internal Number: 90300
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