The College of Science at George Mason University invites applications for a full-time position as Grants and Finance Analyst. George Mason University is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is the largest public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a diverse student body. We have a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among our faculty and staff, and strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The College of Science is a leader in scientific discovery and the creation of innovative solutions for the rapidly-changing needs of today's world. The College promotes diversity, and recruits the brightest faculty, students, and staff to create a vibrant and dynamic environment of learning and inquiry. Our faculty and students are engaged in highly advanced research that is constantly expanding the boundaries of our knowledge. We blend traditional science education with sought-after programs in disciplines as diverse as personalized medicine, infectious diseases, drug discovery, geoinformatics, climate dynamics, environmental conservation, materials science, astronomy, forensic science and applied mathematics. The College enhances the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the University by responding to the needs of the community and creating spires of excellence. To learn more about the College of Science visit https://science.gmu.edu/
The Grants and Finance Analyst position serves a role of mitigating risk and ensuring compliance with university, state and federal laws and regulations; budget availability; accurate financial reporting and forecasting of data and expenditures related to department/centers, faculty and students within the assigned COS units and programs. Working collaboratively with other analysts, the incumbent manages complex financial activities on large sponsored projects within the COS Dean's Office and participates in efforts to improve finance-related processes. The incumbent guides Principal Investigators as well as departmental staff to ensure compliance on expenditure and revenue activities (Sponsored Projects funds, Indirect orgs, E&G and Foundation orgs) for the assigned COS units.
Other responsibilities include:
Independently supports the research and E&G activities (labor, including temp appointments, and direct expenditures) for the assigned research centers and instructional units;
Advises Center Directors and PI's to appropriately use funds and allocate effort within budget and project period;
Proactively forecasts spending and provide reports to sponsors, Directors, PIs, and supervisor;
Reconciles all assigned Sponsored Project Funds and orgs, including indirect, E&G and Foundation orgs;
Provides required reports to the Principal Investigator, directors, and funding agencies;
Generates regular internal reports; and
Ensures that signature cards are completed properly and up to date.
Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Experience with sponsored project management, OMB Uniform Guidance, and related best practices;
Ability to collaborate and work closely with other staff members and faculty;
Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously;
Strong organizational skills.
Experience with budget planning and monitoring expenditures;
Experience in handling confidential data is highly preferred;
Experience with a large public institution.
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Prince William, VA
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48062
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.