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The SDSS Sustainability Accelerator is searching for an experienced, full-time Grant and Finance Analyst who will be integral in supporting the Accelerator grant process and finance operations. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Grant and Finance Analyst is responsible for managing all operational tasks associated with Accelerator awards, including setting up and distributing funds, tracking and monitoring spending, and closing the awards. The analyst will also be responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and tracking operational spending for the Accelerator and applying policies, precedents, and systems within the context of internal policies and external regulations.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in managing research awards and operational budgets and will possess the following characteristics: strong customer-service ethic; detail-oriented; excellent communicator and team player; creative and resourceful; and will have the ability to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines. The Grant and Finance Analyst will be a key member of the Accelerator team.
Responsibilities will include:
Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; resolve issues relating to proposal preparation and submittal process.
Review project budgets and budget justification, cost-sharing commitments, and support. Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries; advise of new regulations.
Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly and cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled; initiate cost transfers.
Review and approve expenditures, advise on post-award spending and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
Develop and communicate reports supporting project status; create forecasting models, scenarios, and decision aides.
Manage contract closeout process and audit inquiries.
Interpret complex university and government policies (FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, Office of Management and Budget circulars, sponsored guidelines, etc.) for project and university personnel and help guide other staff in interpreting complex policies.
Identify and implement process improvements. Train and advise on issues requiring specific technical expertise.
Serve as a resource on subject area to principal investigator staff.
*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
To be successful in this position, you will need:
Bachelor's degree in accounting and five years of grants management experience in an academic environment, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).
Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate university policies and procedures.
Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.
Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
Strong knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non- Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
Expert in project management, including managing international collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts.
Knowledge of personnel management, including proposing effort for and training and hiring of students, post-doctorals, academic appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and consultants, along with the circumstances appropriate for each type of position.
Extreme attention to detail.
Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
Prior work experience at Stanford University and/or in higher education strongly preferred.
Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
The expected pay range for this position is $95,000 to $126,000 per annum.
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