The University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science seeks an experienced finance professional to serve as lead sponsored accountant for our finance team within a busy research department with 350-400 faculty, staff, and graduate student employees. The successful candidate will manage finances for a group of 10-15 faculty as well as a National Science Foundation-funded research center. This individual will assist faculty in all aspects of managing sponsored and non-sponsored funds, from pre-award budget development through final award closeout. They will monitor for budget and compliance issues, approve expenses, provide comprehensive financial reports, coordinate effort certification, and monitor and manage subawards.
The successful candidate will also serve as department representative for matters related to sponsored projects, interfacing with other departments, the Dean's office, Research Education and Oversight (REO), Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and Sponsored Financial Reporting (SFR). Serve as department's primary Certified Approver (CA). This position reports to the department administrator.
30% Compliance monitoring, certified approvals, and problem-solving grant issues with faculty and finance team members
20% Grant budgeting, pre- and post-award
20% Sponsored award monitoring, reporting, and forecasting
10% Managing non-sponsored accounts
10% Sponsored award closeout
10% Other duties as assigned, to include assisting department in new process development and participating in departmental, collegiate, and University-wide committees and initiatives. Opportunities also include participation in departmental events and activities.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and 4 years of experience in accounting, finance, or grants management or equivalent combination of relevant work experience and education to total 8 years.
Preferred qualifications: Degree in Accounting or Finance, Experience in grants management at the University of Minnesota or other higher education setting, Experience as a University of Minnesota Certified Approver
Internal Number: 338554
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