The George Mason University Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science, invites applications for a Grants and Finance Analyst position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department:
The Department of Physics and Astronomy was created to support the College's strategic plan in improving administrative efficiency and allowing for broader academic programs. Its mission is to provide the interdisciplinary advantages and opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students and ensure success in 21st –century careers through lectures, labs, seminars, events and research. Faculty contribute their scholarship in creating and applying new knowledge.
The Grants and Finance Analyst supports the department in all fiscal-related activities.
Independently manage the research activities, including both labor and direct expenditures;
Serve as a subject matter expert to guide PIs on processes and regulations ensuring compliance with Mason, Commonwealth and federal rules;
Guide PIs to adhere to appropriate spending rate and utilization of sponsored project funds;
Manage the departmental budgets in collaboration with the department Chair, including providing projections for annual budget and bi-annual equipment allocation requests;
Maintain accurate, up-to-date information on the revenues and expenditures for the department, including E&G, Lab Fees, Foundation, Indirect orgs, and Sponsored Project funds;
Review budgeted academic year salary reflected on funded projects; ensures timely and accurate effort allocation;
Work with department Chair and/or primary point of contact (POC) within the College-level Finance team to mitigate impact and financial risk;
Oversee and administer the full range of post-award functions for the department and its research centers.
Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
Ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile and evaluate data;
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential employee and budgetary information in a timely and accurate manner;
Ability to work independently with strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and multi-tasking;
Ability to work collaboratively and meet deadlines;
Ability to anticipate and spot problems, alert supervisor, and make recommendations;
Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance.
Intermediate Excel experience;
Familiarity with federal grant processes.
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49489
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.