Posting Number 2019-5933 Location US-NY-New York Posted Date 2019-04-10 Union N/A School/Division Financial Operations & Treasurer (WS1220) Department Name : CDV-Sponsored Program Administration FT/PT Full-Time
NYU's Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) is responsible for all post-award administration of grants and contracts received at Washington Square to support sponsored activities. This includes project set-up, billing and financial reporting, receivables analysis and collection, and financial reporting. SPA is also responsible for compliance activities relating to grants and serves as the liaison for all audits.
As the primary client relationship manager for Principal Investigators and their staff, the Grants Financial Analyst provides the technical expertise, leadership, and customer service necessary to effectively manage both public and private grants and contracts. Act as a fiscal monitor, grant accounting expert, and post-award compliance authority, in a manner upon which world-class faculty can rely. Administer post-award activities for NYU's global sites. Interpret complex award documents, as well as Federal government policies and their corresponding University policies, procedures and guidelines. Manage accounts using established OMB requirements. Analyze and recommend the type of project (e.g., federal, nonfederal, restricted), the purpose of the award and all relevant grant restrictions in order to establish appropriate project accounts in the general ledger and create project chart-fields to reference award documentation. Ensure budgetary controls are established so awards are not exceeded. Design and deliver training to clients to reinforce best practices and legal compliance. Develop analytical reports evaluating the grant portfolio or specific grant, contract accounting or finance issues. Respond to external and internal audits and management requests, ensuring the comprehensive documentation of all relevant activities.
Required Education: Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education: Master's
Required Experience: 5 years' related experience. Must include experience with Federal grants and post-award administration, analysis and reconciliation of grant accounts, and facilitate developing complex financial reports/ analysis.
Preferred Experience: International grants management experience and experience with University-based research is preferred. Membership in NCURA, COGR or other University-based grants management organizations.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Extensive knowledge of grants administration, including OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, and A-133 regulations, as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and Word software and accounting applications; comfort working with and learning new and complicated computer systems; proficiency with spreadsheet, database, word processing, and query tool software. The ability to do Macros in Excel. The ability to communicate complex information (mostly financial, legal, and regulatory) to a diverse population, both verbally and in writing. The ability to understand long-term goals, and decipher financial implications of programmatic models, and the ability to frame results of financial and policy analysis in a clear, cogent and concise manner. Must possess diplomacy, confidentiality, and strong relationship building skills. Excellent planning, analytical and problem solving skills; strong quantitative and statistical modeling skills. The ability to work in a high paced, fast-moving, intellectually rigorous environment.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Background in complex forms of financial analysis (such as forecasting) and forensic accounting. Proficiency in a second language such as Arabic or Mandarin.
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