The Business Officer is an integral part of the FBO Service Center, serving as the leader providing overall direction of pre-award operations across all departments. The position works closely with the pre/post-award managers to support the strategic, operational, customer service, technical and staffing activities and to assure the University's compliance with pre and post-award regulations. This includes policy development and implementation; outreach to faculty and administrative staff through training, presentations and informal communications; facilitating excellent working relationships between University Administrative Offices and Departmental Business Offices to facilitate a seamless process for research faculty members; and interacting with federal agencies and other institutions to promote efficiencies in solving common problems. The Pre-award Manager will report to the Director of FiRST and work with the leadership in the School of Medicine closely. S/he supervises a team of pre-award specialists that provide grant submission support to departments.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Advanced ability to monitor and manage financial accounts for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with accounting standards, regulations, and laws. Advanced ability to manage reporting of complex financial areas or programs, including preparation of financial statements and reports. Ability to develop complex formulas for spreadsheets. Must be able to train, assign, supervise, review the work of others, and be able to perform/supervise several administrative and financial functions. Must be able to communicate with all levels of management and provide consultation, expertise, and recommend solutions.
Thorough knowledge of government accounting methods, procedures, and accounting practices. Experience in a university and/or medical setting is preferred. Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification preferred. Previous supervisory experience is preferred.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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