Assists Financial Administrators and Sr. Grants and Contract Administrators on various tasks as needed.
Researches funding opportunities and brings them to the attention of colleagues.
Aids with data entry and processing using various University systems for reimbursement, procurement, and payment.
Assists with monthly account-related tasks, such as updating account projections, reconciling expenses and budgets, effort allocations and summaries for Faculty and Project Managers.
Supports pre-sponsored award proposal activities between Business Operations and Project Managers, as well as between Principal Investigators and University Research Administration.
Facilitates post-award activities such as effort reporting, spending projections, cost allocations, equipment inventory, cost reconciliations, grant and account closing processes.
Maintains knowledge, attends on-going trainings, and follows up-to-date procedures and policies for University processes and Sponsored Award processes.
Researches new avenues for funding, research and grant opportunities. Ensures that notices of relevant opportunities are brought to faculty attention. With guidance and direction from others, works with sponsors to draft proposal budgets in accordance with unit or University needs.
Assists in the review of all applications against University guidelines, in addition to drafting progress reports, non-competing applications, amendments, and budgeting. Responsible for all data entry and preparation of grant reports and trend analysis.
Assists with straightforward post-award activities including account creations, regulatory and compliance monitoring, salary allocations, effort reporting, grant projections, cost allocations, cost center charges, equipment inventory, invoice preparation, grant closing process, and account closing.
Performs other related work as needed.
Microsoft Excel or similar - beginner to intermediate skills.
Financial or Accounting background, or equivalent work experience.
Schedule and prioritize work within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Assist and work with multiple teams on multiple on-going projects.
General knowledge of computers and other processes within an administrative environment.
Extensive organizational skills, balancing multiple tasks, accounts, and deadlines.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Discreet with information pertaining to personnel and financial matters.
Beginner to intermediate knowledge of budget management within Microsoft Excel or similar applications.
Cover Letter (preferred)
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