At Carnegie Mellon University our employees support a highly-selective, global, research institution with campuses in Pittsburgh, Qatar and Silicon Valley as well as degree-granting programs on five continents. We offer competitive benefits to our over 5,000 faculty and staff, place importance on fostering diversity and a spirit of inclusion, and emphasize the power of creativity and innovation across the university - from our academic and research programs in art and technology to our staff positions across campus.
Carnegie Mellon University's Finance Division is searching for a motivated Sponsor Projects Accountant. You will exhibit astute communication and organizational skills, and work effectively under time constraints in order to meet deadlines. You will also be part of a thriving team environment where providing professional, prompt, and courteous service to external sponsors is an essential hallmark of the department.
Core responsibilities will include:
Actively manage financial reporting deadlines in support of sponsored projects
Leading a portfolio and taking actions, making decisions and resolving issues within the constraints established by federal, funding agency or other institutional policy or regulation
Interpreting sponsor regulations and institutional policies and procedures
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a challenging and dynamic work environment where excellence, integrity, and passion are recognized. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at Carnegie Mellon University. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. You should possess strong relationship building skills, as you will spend a significant portion of time working with customer groups across campus and utilize advanced interpersonal skills to build and maintain partnerships among diverse areas.
Due to the deadline-driven nature of sponsored research, occasional work will be required outside of normal business hours.
BA/BS in Finance, Accounting or related field required; equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered. Master's degree in a related field preferred
3-5 years of accounting experience required; at least one year of experience working in a university business office and/or with post-award Federal and Nonfederal grants highly desired
Certified Research Administrator preferred
Advanced working knowledge of major grant administration policies, Federal Regulations (specifically Uniform Guidance and FAR), National Science Foundation grant policies and other federal funding agencies (ONR, NASA, DOE, etc), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and major foundations preferred
Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and databases, as well as demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.