Bachelorâs degree and 2 years of related experience
- Bachelors or Masters degree in Business or related field of study - Experience with post-award grant management - Demonstrated customer service experience - Experience that demonstrates proficiency with Microsoft Excel
The Grants Finance Specialist provides value added support to customers as part of a Finance Service Team (FST). The Specialist will work closely with researchers, grant coordinators, central offices, and other Specialists to deliver superior customer service.
As the primary individual responsible for the financial management of grants (including subawards), the Specialist will support researchers and grant coordinators by proactively monitoring financial statements. They will recommend corrective action as needed and be proactive in ensuring that costs are charged to correct Worktags. The primary duties of this position include monitoring all financial activities and financial reporting specific to grants. Works with Finance Specialists on journal entries. Works with central offices such as SPA on managing the grant award processing and award close-out process. Monitors costing allocations and payroll accounting adjustments for grant-based individuals. Provides support for procurement services on grant-related purchases. Resolves complex financial compliance and costing issues for grants.
Example of Duties â¢ Supports pre and/or post-award administration for a department, college or program. â¢ Reviews budgets and proposal language, budget variables, calculations, and signature authorizations to ensure completeness and acceptability. â¢ Resolves problems with proposals, contracts, and budgets. â¢ Assists researchers by finding and presenting grant opportunities. â¢ Establishes and monitors accounts, re-budget funds, makes changes to expenditures. â¢ Prepares and reviews initial draft proposals, budgets, and subcontracts. â¢ Provides guidance to faculty and research staff on proposals and budgets. â¢ Reviews sponsored program awards and communicates terms and conditions to participants. â¢ Consults with sponsors, researchers, and staff to determine expense allowability, cost-sharing requirements, financial reports, and guidance. â¢ Verifies and audits compliance, budget, and reporting.
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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