Position assists in maintaining the goals and objectives of the department in financial matters with responsibility for all accounting functions within administration.
Dr. Suresh Vedantham, Professor of Radiology & Surgery, directs a research program whose mission is to improve the health of patients with venous disease and other disorders, primarily through the conduct of multicenter clinical trials. This position would be responsible for managing complex grants and budget activities such as coordinating contracts, project budgets, grants management, progress reports, payments to sub-sites, information systems and administration for a complex research program; assisting with other aspects of program management; and serving as a resource/group leader to the department and to external sub-sites.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Manages the financial and budgetary aspects of a multifaceted clinical research program that includes large multicenter clinical trials with many sub-awards. This person will have SUBS system responsibility and will be the first-line contact for more than 30 sub-sites regarding quarterly payments, contract status, and other grant-related concerns.
Stays current and compliant with the changes in the Federal Regulations governing grant management and educates other study staff on such changes.
Prepares monthly, quarterly, yearly, and sometimes off-cycle reports for the NIH and the study Principal Investigator, and responsibly keeps records so as to maintain auditing compliance.
Serves as liaison for the research program to the Office of Sponsored Research Services, Center for Clinical Studies, Radiology Research Administration, and Payroll.
Serves as a key resource for problem-solving as it relates to financial study management.
Responsible for overall grant/account management, ensuring charges are appropriate and follow established agency/university guidelines, and monitoring related financial activity.
Processes check requests, travel documents, purchase orders, blanket orders, interdepartmental orders, invoice statements, and other documents.Ã¡ Prepares budget adjustments, journal entries, and check deposits.
Assists Principal Investigator with completion of contracts, budgets, and grants, preparing and verifying accuracy/detail for final application, budget, and related information.
Tracks budget and grants through submission, committee and agency approval processes, alerting administrative office to new funding and related developments.
Maintains master plan/operating files and grant agency files/information, advising Principal Investigator of indirect costs or shortages, grant variations, etc.
Generates financial reports using FIS, such as expenditures, department accounts, PAR authorizations, etc., reviewing account profile changes.
Prepares strategic plan documents, PI income/expense reports, and A21 compliance related materials.
Assists with management of Principal Investigator's new research projects, as needed.
Experience in grants administration, spreadsheets, and scientific terminology.
Ability to perform the financial management of, and to think pro-actively and strategically about, a complex research program.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills, oral/written communication skills, and customer service disposition.
Excellent problem solving skills, with maturity and judgment to understand when to consult the Principal Investigator about challenging issues.
Working knowledge of general office equipment and software, including Excel, word processing, AIS, and similar programs.
Equivalent of bachelor's degree in business/accounting with five plus years of experience in accounting, financial, auditing or related field, including word processing and spreadsheet.
$45,800.00 - $75,900.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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