The Financial Administrator will focus primarily on the financial operations of the Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH). Key responsibilities include: 1) pre-award administration for both federal and non-federal sponsors including: proposal development, routing, and submission of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements; 2) financial management in research administration and reporting of grants and contracts (Program Projects, Center grants, R01s, subcontracts, etc.) and other funds/gifts; 3) financial management and reporting of programmatic, educational and other miscellaneous operations and initiatives of IPPH and its associated programs (domestic and international).
Grant & Contract Administration:
Leads and manages comprehensive, hands-on administration and support for IPPH sponsored research and large multi-disciplinary grants.
Specifically, manages pre & post award activities for large, multi-institutional, multi-investigator program project, center grants and contracts.
Works closely with Public Health Sciences administration and other department administrators across university divisions, including URA and Financial Services.
Directs subcontract participants, including international institutions, to ensure that guidelines and requirements are met and compliant.
Manages grant and contract administration process from grant submission to award close.
Advises PIs, co-investigators, faculty, and research staff, and leads the development of all aspects of grant applications for both federal and non-federal funding agencies.
Oversees department involvement in annual audits and agency site visits and ensure that applicable regulations and guidelines are enforced.
The Financial Administrator will analyze and monitor comprehensive financial activities within the Institute for Population and Precision Health (and its centers and units), primarily in the areas of finance, auditing, budgeting and forecasting, purchasing, grant administration, lab services and other operational/education-related financial activities.
Manages accuracy and timeliness of all financial and grant administration activities related to IPPH.
Responsible for managing fiscal and budgetary affairs.
Prepares or directs the preparation of financial statements, activity reports, financial position forecasts, and/or reports required for federal and private fundraising agencies.
Ensures that all reports and disclosures comply with applicable governmental regulations, professional standards, and organizational policies.
Plans, develops, analyzes and manages budgets, including developing multi-year budget forecasts.
May oversee the review, approval, and reporting of all expenditures on physical plant, goods and services, and costing allocations.
Coordinates, negotiates, and resolves financial compliance issues with various governmental agencies to ensure accurate interpretation.
Participates in both internal and external audits.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, financial computing, database and software applications.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Ability to work closely with senior University officials.
Ability to independently complete projects on time and accurately with minimal supervision.
Flexibility and ability to work effectively under considerable time pressure.
Ability to work non-traditional hours.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Required: Bachelor's degree
Preferred: MBA or related advanced degree
Required: A minimum of three years of financial experience
Preferred: Experience with pre & post award administration
Experience with multi-disciplinary program projects
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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