The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
The Office for Research in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is seeking a Grants Finance Coordinator to join the Post-Award Team. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Post-Award Finance, the Grants Coordinator will provide support for grant related post-award administrative activities in the Basic Science Departments and other participating departments at VP&S. The Grants Finance Coordinator will work closely in a team with a Grants Finance Analyst and / or Grants Finance Manager to optimize Sponsored Projects portfolio management and process flow for the supported Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal, sponsor and institutional regulations such as attestations, effort certifications, salary allocations, cost transfer requirements, etc.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following:
Together with a senior team member, maintains a small suite of PI Portfolio reports that will include grant, contract, gift, endowment, and other types of restricted and unrestricted funding;
Oversight of quarterly attestations including retrieval, dissemination, follow-up and tracking of completed forms;
Processes approved subaward invoices and tracks payment details for POs across Sponsored Projects.
Supports grants finance analysts/managers as needed, including processing cost transfers (CT) and preparing account setups;
Trains under the direction of the Associate Director and other senior staff to continuously develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of federal rules and regulations that govern research grants;
Distributes suspense reports to the team on a timely basis for processing;
Disseminates quarterly list of CTs submitted by the team and conduct internal review of documents to ensure all required backup is on file;
Maintains records in accordance with internal procedures, demonstrating compliance with sponsor and sponsor agreements, and University regulations concerning project expenditures, equipment, and other fiscal concerns;
Other tasks as assigned.
Subject to business needs, we may support flexible and hybrid work arrangements. Options will be discussed during the interview process.
Bachelor???s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus 2 years of related experience required.
Familiarity with Columbia Systems preferred.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
Demonstrated customer service focus with the ability to interact and collaborate with multiple constituencies as well as capacity to work with a high degree of independence and successfully within a deadline driven, multi-tasking operating environment. Knowledge of sponsors and sponsor requirements is preferred. The individual must possess strong critical thinking and excel skills, and be able to organize and prioritize independently based on competing timelines.
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