Works with faculty and program staff, and other administrators to advise on, plan, and manage financial aspects of sponsored project proposal preparation and submission including budgeting and subcontracting.
Advises faculty, program staff, Procurement Specialists, and other administrators on policies and procedures for fulfilling all aspects of the procurement process including purchasing, internal requisition, and personal and travel reimbursement.
Performs financial accounting, including financial projections, account closing and account reconciliation.
Provides professional support as a primary account administrator for account owners in an intensive customer service environment.
Analyzes and prepares budgets, creates accounts, and works with the financial accounting system to allocate, authorize, monitor, and control expenses.
Performs other related work as needed.
At least one year of relevant experience
Previous experience with financial services or sponsored projects
Strong computer skills including word processing, database management, and spreadsheet skills required.
Knowledge of accounting and mathematical aptitude required.
Strong financial and analytical skills required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills required.
Ability to research issues and propose solutions to problems required.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion and tact required.
Time management skills and the ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks within deadlines required.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with individuals from across the division and university required.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes in workflow and procedures required.
Ability to work independently and complete projects on time and accurately with minimal supervision required.
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