Reporting to the Director of Research Administration, the Research Finance Manager provides financial support in the coordination and management of grants, clinical trials, contracts and subcontracts administered in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Individual will oversee financial activities including budgets, procurement, post award grant processing and ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and policies and procedures. Individual will prepare detailed financial reports for grants, clinical trials, gift and department accounts and will process financial transactions to meet all deadlines and milestones governing sponsored research projects. An integral part of Research Administration, the candidate will work closely with Research Manager, Principle Investigators, Department Administration, as well as, CUIMC Research Administration and Finance.
Post-Award Management: Provides assistance in the coordination of all post award activities, including progress reports and no-cost extensions. Provides assistance in the allocation of award budgets; maintains budgets for programs, including reconciliation and transfers, ensures no over/under spending, and develops plans to address the variances; maintains all official award records. Audits, monitors and schedules reports of grant activities. Establishes and maintains appropriate communication with sponsoring and regulatory agencies, principal investigators and other designated university members regarding grant/account status.
Budget and Accounting: Assists Research Administration and Department Administration with budgets and financial monitoring; keeps all informed of financial impact. Prepares and tracks salary/effort accounting and allocations, under the advisement of the Director Research Administration and Principal Investigators. Performs salary transactions; clears suspense, overdrafts, and liquidation of open commitments. Processes labor accounting transactions. Assists Department Finance team with the preparation of the annual research budget and budget reporting including profit and loss statements.
Operations: Monitors projects and work assignments to ensure deliverables and deadlines are met. Advocates for research faculty, staff, and fellows to ensure issues are resolved. Continuously identifies opportunities to improve efficiencies, develop and implement pragmatic solutions, policies and procedures that improve workflow.
Cross covers other administrative positions and performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor???s degree and four years of experience in research administration, or a combination of training, education, and experience.
Must have prior grant administration experience
Knowledge of university financial system modules such as FFE, DARTS, WEBSAF, FINSYS, DATAWAREHOUSE, and Budget Tool
Significant experience using Microsoft Excel.
Must possess excellent written/oral communication, interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and computer skills and online applications.
Ability to work under pressure with multiple and competing deadlines.
Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness and attention to detail.
Ability to work as part of a team, with administrative, clinical research, and financial staff.
Knowledge of Federal, State, and University policies and regulations regarding the receipt and administration of grants and contracts is preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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