The Assistant Manager within the Financial Services unit of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will assist in managing the grants accounting and compliance activities for sponsored research projects at The Ohio State University.
In collaboration with the Financial Services (FS) manager, the role provides direct supervision and guidance to the unit's professional staff members; provides leadership and acts on behalf of the FS manager as needed. The position is also responsible for serving as a centralized subject matter expert and assisting in overseeing various compliance related tasks for the unit such as, analyzes financial transactions for all university sponsored projects accounts; reconciles various sponsored research general ledger accounts; resolves problems, prepares detailed analytical reports and makes recommendations and/or corrections; performs review of trial balance, addresses and reviews ongoing audit requests and findings, prepares journal entries, maintains work papers on specific accounts; monitors various payroll adjustments; and monitors compliance processes associated with subrecipients. Other duties include brings non-compliance issues to attention of the upper management; works with staff to address and reconcile account balance issues; maintains accounting calendar and oversees departmental progress on tasks. The individual in this position will report directly to the unit's Financial Services Manager.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable proficiency in the use of excel spreadsheets; considerable grants accounting experience within a large research institution.
CPA or progress towards CPA preferred; extensive experience in sponsored project billing, collection, and closeout; experience in all PeopleSoft Grants modules – grants, projects, billing, contracts and accounts receivable; experience in public sector and governmental accounting; experience and knowledge of NIH, NSF, DOED, and DOD regulations; candidates with considerable Ohio State University and Office of Sponsored Programs compliance policy and procedure knowledge will be strongly considered; successful candidates will have strong attention to detail, organizational, problem solving, and superior communication skills; at least one year of supervisory experience preferred or has demonstrated the ability to leading a team effectively.
Target Salary: $59,000.00 - $70,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.