The Finance Division provides financial management, enterprise planning and stewardship in support of education, research, and strategic goals of the university. Our mission is to provide university partners with the tools and resources needed to be well-informed leaders and effective decision makers.
We are searching for a Senior Sponsored Research Accountant to join the Post Award Accounting team. This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by proactively managing sponsored projects/awards for a specific school or department.
Core responsibilities will include:
Ensure the accurate and timely completion of financial reports and invoices in compliance with sponsor guidelines, University policies, CAS, and GAAP;
Evaluate cost sharing commitments and ensure that sponsored projects are appropriately recognizing commitments in accordance with University and sponsor guidelines;
Track project deliverables/milestones and technical reports, maintaining compliance with sponsor and contract requirements;
Continually monitor budgets and expenditures to identify potential funding shortfalls and overspending, and timely communication of findings and recommendations for courses of action;
Monitor subcontractor invoicing and reporting, as well as key personnel levels of effort and review/reconcile project expenditures for compliance with Uniform Guidance/CAS and sponsor regulations and reconcile F&A recovery in compliance with sponsor/University regulations;
Close awards within the Oracle Grants Application in accordance with University procedures;
Review revenue recognition for compliance with GAAP, institutional policies and track and enter revenue events, review, approve and release revenue events;
Maintain continuous contact with department business managers / principal investigators to monitor grant progress (financial and technical), resolve reporting and /or expense problems, serve as an information resource for campus community, and interpret sponsor guidelines and University policies;
Set-up awards within the Oracle Grants application in compliance with University procedures, CAS, and sponsor regulations and manage award funding to ensure that system funding and budgets are consistent with sponsor award documents; and
Work in conjunction with cash management analysts to review billing formats and billed expenditures, offer guidance on sponsor requirements, and approve final invoices reconciling to final financial reports and other reports submitted to sponsors.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Finance Division. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. 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. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum five years of accounting experience required with advanced knowledgeable of Federal Regulations, Uniform Guidance, FARS, and applicable Cost Accounting Standards.
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Job Function: Finance / Accounting / Payroll
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2015029
About Carnegie Mellon University
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 solutions 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.