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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Brown School. The position is located at Hillman Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Manages and coordinates research center financial management and accounting and the pursuit of sponsored funding. Provides advice regarding strategic decisions, financial and operations management, and related issues. Develops and implements finance-related policies and procedures for the center, performs cost analyses, and supports the Brown School budgeting process.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage key financial components of the Research Center, in all stages of a sponsored project (pre/post award).
Supports the investigator in submitting grants application and organizing all the administrative pieces, including but not limited to the development of detailed budgets. Coordinates all project financial activities, including overseeing budgets and budget justifications for new grant applications, continuing applications, and competitive renewals.
Works on the various reports associated with the sponsored projects; reviews and finalizes financial status reports and final reports for federal and non-federal grants.
Enters and approves center purchases, manages and maintains financial reports and paperwork, processes reimbursements, approves and processes travel, reviews and prepares consultant contracts, manages invoicing, etc.
Develops and maintains a system for monitoring budget and alerting key stakeholders of deadlines, including the development of spending plans and metrics associated with these plans in collaboration with the PIs.
Manages budgetary expenditures in coordination with center manager and/or Principal Investigator.
Submits and processes salary source change and cost allocation transactions.
Reviews effort reporting forms and reviews quarterly statements from sponsored programs.
Develops, implements, and monitors the center financial strategic plan in collaboration with center director and principal investigator to determine financial strategic directions of center and modify the center operations to support those strategies.
Acts as a center liaison to Brown School administrative offices, university and external administrative offices.
Works closely with the University Foundations Relations office in the pursuit of funding.
Communicates and coordinates as necessary with multiple funders and their financial managers.
Analyzes income and expenses, makes investigations and assembles reports to be used in planning and decision making.
Planning and Reporting.
Works closely with the Brown School Director of Financial Operations (DFO) and the Associate Dean for Administration (ADA) on the development of financial projections for the center and for the Brown School.
Manages and prepares monthly grants expenditure projections & evaluate the general ledger reports for accuracy.
Supports the school budgeting process as needed and collaborates in the development of internal reporting systems that can inform the budget process.
Assists the DFO and ADA on pulling together real time data, developing and monitoring performance indicators and benchmarking, developing forecasting tools based on data from CFU, as well as internal data sources.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree in accounting, business or related field and three years of accounting/finances experience or an associate degree in accounting or related field with seven years or more of accounting/finances experience.
Experience analyzing budget data and preparing budget projections.
Understanding and knowledge of federal guidelines, sponsored research terminology and sponsored projects accounting.
Bachelor degree in accounting or related field with three years of experience in post-award administration of sponsored programs, contracts and other grants funded by federal and non-federal sponsors and industry.
Ability to function independently as a professional and as a leader.
Ability to identify center financial needs and envision solutions.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and communicate effectively.
Ability to identify financial priorities, issues, and problem-solve with the Associate Dean for Administration and the Director of Financial Operations.
Maintains confidentiality of records, reports, and communications.
Ability to plan and carry out work with minimal or without supervision.
Ability to make sound judgment and tact.
Experience and aptitude in working with a multi-disciplinary and diverse team, and possess an understanding of the research process.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
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.
Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
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.
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