Reporting to the Grants Manager-Post Award of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), the Financial Coordinator will coordinate the financial monitoring of externally funded research projects.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Maintaining a database of grant applications and awards; corresponding with principal investigators regarding budgets and spending; reviewing accounts monthly and monitoring account restrictions and deadlines, overdrafts and spending; reporting all unique budget circumstances to the Grants Manager-Post Award and Assistant Director; assisting Grants Manager-Post Award and Assistant Director in ensuring compliance with university; government and funding agency policies; processing and tracking of additional salary compensation from grant accounts and conveying information regarding salary; processing and tracking subcontracts and cost-sharing agreements; processing invoices, journal entries; expenditure corrections; serving as the liaison between Sponsored Projects Finance and principal investigators regarding general post-award grant administration; responding to inquiries and requests from principal investigators; provide grant account balances. Responsibilities also include account set up, subcontract setup, final report reconciling and filing, and supporting account closures; monitoring exchange rates on international awards, working closely with the Controller's office to extend or end grant accounts. The Financial Coordinator is responsible for meeting all grant reporting deadlines and university fiscal close deadlines.
At the direction of the Grants Manager-Pre Award, assist in the preparation of proposal budgets and grant applications as needed. The Financial Coordinator will help build and maintain a grants foundation database; filtering and reviewing grant funding listservs to find relevant information for grant building; creating a structure that will connect investigators to specific funders; assisting with the communication to PI's regarding grant funding opportunities; and other duties as requested.
High School diploma or the equivalent, and three years of related experience.
Attention to detail and ability to work independently.
Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize and follow through on multiple tasks.
Computer proficiency in PC platforms.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications with proficiency in Excel.
Bachelor's degree in a related field is strongly preferred.
Experience in an academic setting strongly preferred, including experience with university financial systems.
Prior financial, grants and/or foundation relation experience a plus.
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