Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Finance, the Grants Manager will assist with the management of sponsored project finances through use of Columbia University Systems, like ARC, PAC, FINSYS and other university financial systems. The Grants Manager will perform financial transactions including purchasing, accounts payable, invoicing, and journal entries. Also, will assist with the submission of new and continuing grant proposals.
Administer pre- and post-award activities for research grants, contracts, and unrestricted projects.
Assist with the submission of new and continuing grant proposals.
Follow up with SPA to ensure timely award setup in ARC.
Review and set up of sub-award agreements.
Responsible for setting up new grant accounts and budgets and providing account information.
Initiate, manage and modify sub-awards.
Responsible for budget modifications when needed.
Responsible for reviewing financial systems to ensure accuracy in grants setup, budgets, and project periods.
Responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of grant related invoice and expenditure payments, requisitions, purchase orders, interdepartmental invoices, expenditure corrections, and journal entries.
Responsible for accurate and timely payroll accounting for assigned grant related personnel including initiating and documenting salary distributions, cost transfers, clearing suspense and repository accounts.
Ensuring research funding is allocated and spent in accordance with all applicable guidelines.
Communicating effectively with Faculty, Division Administrators, and Senior Management to provide status of items in the workflow and prioritize as needed.
Keep abreast of new grant-related policies and procedures.
Provide support on special projects and perform other job-related duties as necessary.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks and follow through on the completion of projects.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Must be detailed oriented and highly organized.
Experience with University financial systems and financial policies.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 514200
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