Carnegie Mellon University’s Finance Division is currently searching for an Assistant Director of Cost Analysis and Audit. Join our team and you will play a key role by leading the Cost Analysis department and providing expert advice to campus regarding compliance with federal regulations. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment!
The Assistant Director, Cost Analysis and Audit, will be responsible for providing strong guidance, direction and management support to Cost Analysis team members. The individual will also be responsible for staying current on changes in Federal, State and other applicable regulations and institutional policies and procedures impacting the activities of the Cost Analysis department. Specific areas of responsibility will include F&A rates, sponsored project audits, fringe benefit rates, and recharge centers.
Core responsibilities will include:
Manage and perform final review of the various F&A and fringe benefit rates prior to submission to the federal government;
Lead the federal rate negotiations with the Office of Naval Research and Defense Contract Audit Agency
Serve as a liaison with the CMU facilities team with respect to space surveys for the purposes of calculating F&A rates.
Oversight of the various audits, developing management responses and corrective action plans, and inform senior management and research departments of results, as necessary.
Manage university recharge service center rate review and approval process.
Manage university fringe benefit rate calculation.
Participate in regular policy reviews and updates for sponsored projects and other institutional policies affecting sponsored projects and/or F&A expenses.
Lead a team of professional accountants, including management of staff professional development and performance reviews of the senior level team members.
Other position responsibilities include:
Provide support to the Senior Director for Sponsored Projects and Cost Analysis in all aspects of department operations.
Engage with the Senior Director on special analyses and communications which will require the ability to communicate with all levels of the university community.
Help the Senior Director ensure accurate cost accounting practices within the organization and compliance with the Uniform Guidance across the university, requiring the ability to understand and interpret regulations and its impact on university policy and procedure.
Engage within finance to support audits of the university, especially those related to federal sponsored awards and compliance with the Uniform Guidance.
Develop and/or review policies and guidelines to support compliance as well as provide the university with clear and concise direction.
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 in related field.
Certified Research Administrator (CRA) designation preferred.
10+ years of experience in cost analysis and accounting required. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in a university setting.
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