Leads and manages comprehensive, hands-on administration and support for sponsored research and large multi-disciplinary grants.Â Specifically, manages pre & post award activities for large, multi-institutional, multi-investigator program project, center grants and contracts.
Works closely with UCCCC administration and other department administrators across university divisions, including URA and Financial Services.Â
Directs subcontract participants to ensure that guidelines and requirements are met and compliant.Â
Manages grant and contract administration process from grant submission to award close; primary responsibilities will be post award-related.
Advises PIs, co-investigators, faculty, and research staff, and leads the development of all aspects of grant applications for both federal and non-federal funding agencies.Â
Oversees department involvement in annual audits and agency site visits and ensure that applicable regulations and guidelines are enforced.
Prepares or directs the preparation of financial statements, activity reports, financial position forecasts, and/or reports required for federal and private fundraising agencies.Â Ensures that all reports and disclosures comply with applicable governmental regulations, professional standards, and organizational policies.Â
Plans, develops, analyzes and manages budgets, including developing multi-year budget forecasts.
Oversees the review, approval, and reporting of expenditures on physical plant, goods and services, and costing allocations.Â
Coordinates, negotiates, and resolves financial compliance issues with various governmental agencies to ensure accurate interpretation.
Provides value-added financial information and analyses that support high-quality decision-making.Â
Creates strategies for improving budget and financial planning processes while improving efficiency and limiting errors.
Trains, advises, and assists other staff on complex projects as needed.Â
Assists Director for Finance with ad-hoc projects as needed.
Works independently to maintain and support the planning and execution of financial strategy.
Reviews estimated expenditures. Develops expenditure projections and periodic budget variance reports. Prepares forecasts as well as analyses.
Acts as a resource for team members; solves complex problems. Explains complex and sensitive information .
Performs other related work as needed.
Degree or significant coursework in mathematics, accounting, statistics, finance, economics, or biological sciences.
Experience with submission of NIH grant proposals.Â
Experience with post-award financial management of large, multi-site, collaborative, integrated multi-project grants (Program Project grants, SPOREs) and DOD awards.
Knowledge of Federal Circulars applicable to universities (OMB A-21, A-110, A-133 or the Uniform Guidance) or interpretation of similar regulations.
3+ years of significant experience working with Excel.
Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
Highly organized, timely, and responsive.
Moderate to advanced Excel proficiency and comfort manipulating/analyzing large datasets.
Ability to analyze, interpret and implement University policy and procedures and sponsor guidelines and regulations to ensure accurate response.
Ability to keep abreast of NIH policy updates and implement changes accordingly.
Ability to work closely and successfully with University students, staff, senior faculty, and other senior officials (University and external)
Current proficiency or ability to gain rapid proficiency in University of Chicago systems (i.e. FAS, AURA, BuySite, eLedgers, ePayment, Concur, Business Objects)
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to multitask, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work under considerable pressure to meet deadlines.
Ability to handle confidential information with absolute discretion.
Ability to take initiative and organize/complete projects with minimal supervision.
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