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*This is an Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.

JOB DESCRIPTION: ***This is a central job, reporting to an Associate Director for Sponsored Research Accounting in Finance of Grants & Accounting (FGC).*** Serves as a lead expert in sponsored research accounting and financial analysis. Supervises three or more full-time professional staff and provides guidance in day-to-day tasks and assignments. Serves as a mentor to staff in ensuring quality of work and appropriate workload distribution. Responsible for post award processing of grants and contracts. Assists in developing policies and procedures for research accounting practices; routinely provides policy and procedure interpretation to academic departments and assists in the preparation of reports to federal and sponsoring agencies. Duties involve reviewing contracts, updating database records, creating and maintaining grant and contract files, preparing invoices, monitoring accounts receivable and deliverable reports, developing queries and reports on the financial system, working with the division business managers to resolve contractual issues, communicating with sponsors, ensuring compliance with contract regulations and reporting requirements, and closing out contracts. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or a related field and seven years professional accounting experience, which includes experience in sponsored programs/research accounting. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials and/or Grants module a plus.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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