This position is part of the Chemistry research administration team and has responsibility for pre-award and post-award management for an assigned group of Chemistry faculty. As an interdisciplinary research & basic science teaching department, external financial support is essential to carry out the department's mission and this role is critical for its success.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Pre-award planning including proposal development, budget development, preparation of agency forms and documents and proposal submission.
Advising faculty on status of projects, i.e. balances, budget allocations by amount, upcoming end-dates, sub awards, summer salary, salary release, re-budgets, no-cost extensions, equipment acquisition and budget justifications.
Understanding and accurately interpreting federal, state and university policies and procedures including, but not limited to accounts receivables, accounts payables (including travel and personal reimbursements) purchasing and payroll.
Independently managing and providing direction, guidance, and leadership for the day-to-day fiscal management of research administration projects
Timely and accurate reconciliations, closeouts and adherence to budget and accounting standards. The position is solely responsible for monitoring the award. In case of an audit, documentation and justification of expenditures is maintained by the contracts and grants manager. Must be proficient in accounting standards, and be cognizant of allowable costs. This position reports to the Department's Research Administration/Accounting Manager.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
This position requires demonstrated knowledge and experience with accounting practices, established government and departmental budgeting and bookkeeping processes and procedures. Financial accounting expertise is essential to be successful in this position. General knowledge and experience with office methods and procedures is required. The person in this position must have the demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work. The demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with faculty and other employees is also required. Also essential is the ability to present information clearly and concisely in oral and written form, as well as experience in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and policies to the maintenance of financial records.
The ideal candidate will preferably have:
At least 3-5 years of current University experience in pre- and post-award sponsored research administration.
Work experience with University financial & personnel systems, Gradstar, Infoporte, ConnectCarolina, and Excel.
The ability to prepare & submit single & multi-investigator sponsored research applications as well as progress reports is highly desired
The ability to maintain and balance deadlines and details on any given workday.
An applied knowledge of Uniform Guidance Policy
Be skilled in interacting with principal investigators, lab personnel and departmental administration.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 155478
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