Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Accounting Services. The position is located at the North Campus.
Responsible for planning and preparation of the Facilities and Administrative cost proposal and negotiation with federal government representatives of the rate used for the recovery of F&A costs.� Research and interpret F&A issues impacting the rate proposal.� Supervise staff responsible for University space system and F&A analysis.� If needed submit the University’s fringe benefit proposal.� Assist with the preparation of the University’s audited financial statements.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyze financial information and allocate to appropriate cost pools in Comprehensive Rate Information System (CRIS) software.� Identify, gather, assess, and analyze data.�� Download information from the accounting system.� Consult with department representatives, consultants, and senior management to determine appropriate treatment of costs.� Ensure compliance with federal regulations.� Coordinate activities of the indirect cost analyst.�� Prepare/compile the cost report narrative and final schedules for submission to the federal government during a base year.� Participate in rate negotiations with federal representatives.
Oversee preparation and distribution by the indirect cost analyst of recharge center financial statements and summary report to senior management.� Assure reporting reflects OMB Uniform Guidance (UG) and University policy.� Confer with and provide guidance to recharge center directors in the establishment of charge out rates to customers of the center.� Monitor compliance with university policy with respect to centers accumulating operating surplus or deficit.�
Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of UG, CRIS, and current F&A issues.� Research and interpret issues impacting the F&A proposal.� Respond to questions from senior management and departments on F&A related issues.� Provide information from CRIS to a variety of users within the University community as requested.� Develop and maintain relationships and communication with representatives at other large research universities through participation in national meetings and groups such as CRIS users meeting, COGR, and NCURA.� Complete special projects and analysis.
Develop strategies to maximize the F&A rate and make recommendations to senior management for negotiations with the federal government based on thorough knowledge of UG, CRIS, current F&A issues, and industry “best practices”.� Maintain the University’s cost accounting disclosure statement and communicate changes to the Department of Health and Human Services.�
Supervise space coordinator and the space survey process.� Develop, maintain, and improve systems needed to support the space survey.� Recommend enhancements and changes to survey instructions, web site, training materials, policies, and procedures.� Present training sessions as needed.� Maintain effective communications with department space coordinators.�����������
Assist with the preparation of the University’s audited financial statements.� Prepare allocation of depreciation, interest, and O&M.� Prepare a detailed report of auxiliary enterprises and reconcile with information in the Finance Committee report and� other related projects as required.�
Hire, train, supervise, and develop staff.� If needed, submit the University’s annual fringe benefits rate proposal.
Bachelor’s degree (Accounting or Finance preferred).
Four to six years accounting experience.
Three to four years university F&A experience and/or accounting for costs experience.
Accounting certification (CPA, CMA, or similar).
Database software application experience.
Project planning experience.
Strong negotiation skills.
Ability to participate in the negotiation process by developing strategies to maximize the F&A rate and aggressively defend the University’s position during negotiations with federal representatives.
Strong analytical skills with interest in analyzing detail while understanding the big picture.�
Ability to properly assess relevant data and develop effective and practical solutions for complex issues.
Excellent interpersonal skills.��
Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of people, including senior management, departmental staff, consultants, and representatives of other, large research universities.
Ability to build consensus on small work groups where decision making is done in a collaborative environment.
Ability to provide leadership to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the department.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations.
Strong automation skills.�
Proficiency in spreadsheet, data base management, and report writing software applications.
Ability to develop, maintain, and modify worksheets, programs, and reports.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity.
Ability to meet deadlines with varying degrees of pressure.��
Ability to plan, direct, and implement long term projects.
The hiring range for this position is $66,866 - $86,990 annually.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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