The University of Minnesota Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science seeks a motivated finance leader to lead the research group accounting function 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. This position will supervise two other finance staff and the successful candidate will serve as a department representative for matters related to sponsored projects, interfacing with other departments, the College of Science and Engineering Dean's Office, Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), and Sponsored Financial Reporting. They will serve as the department's primary Certified Approver (CA) and will report to the department administrator.
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, University of Minnesota Certified Approver.
Internal Number: 341880
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