Research Administration Compliance Specialist - Finance - (19001955)
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre- and post-award administration of grants and contracts; protection, management, and licensing of the University's intellectual property; oversight of the use of human subjects and laboratory animals in research and teaching and the use of infectious agents and recombinant DNA; implementation of the University's policies on conflict of interest in research and misconduct in research and scholarship, and for working with other administrative offices to create an environment at the University that encourages and facilitates research. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and, in cooperation with the Vice President for Finance, satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research, and protecting the University's interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning, and oversight. The OVPR staff also work closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. The OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness.
The Research Administration Compliance and Risk Management unit is within the Research Administration and Development arm of the OVPR. Research Administration and Development works to enhance the ability of Tufts University investigators to pursue their research and scholarship goals by providing leadership and expertise in pre- and post-award and supporting other functions that surround applying for and managing sponsored funding.
The Research Administration Compliance Specialist manages preparation of documentation for internal and external audit and agency information requests including developing reports, maintaining reports and analyzing and documenting business processes. This role is also responsible for monitoring compliance of labor charges to sponsored projects, Quarterly Effort Reporting program, and Joint Appointments. This role will also provide support for the newly implemented payroll reporting system. The incumbent works with the Associate Director of Research Administration Compliance & Risk Management to plan and conduct periodic pre-and post-award quality review checks, and performs other duties related to pre-and post-award compliance as the needs of Central Finance change and new technology as introduced.
Knowledge and skills as typically acquired from a bachelor's degree or 2 years of related financial experience in the Research Administration field.
Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
Must possess strong financial background and should also have analytical, technical, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to think and work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent customer service and analytical skills.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.
Previous experience in sponsored projects.
Advanced proficiency in Excel and knowledge of PeopleSoft.
Knowledge/previous experience in higher education.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 4, 2019, 1:18:23 PM
Internal Number: 19001955
About Tufts University
Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. Our unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.
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