About the Job Position Overview: This position will provide accounting support and help with pre-award budgeting for grant proposal preparation/submission to one or more departments in the ALRT Center (Departments include: Anesthesia, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Radiology and Radiation Oncology). The role works with a diverse group of colleagues from varying backgrounds, communities, and identities, and actively supports and advances the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Job Responsibilities: Financial Management and Accounting (75%) • Review and approve financial expenditures to ensure compliance with policies and proceedures. • Review, monitor, and reconcile financial activity to ensure appropriate fund usage • Analyze fiscal data for anomalies; investigate anomalies and recommend solutions. • Develop routine, customized, and ad hoc financial reporting for assigned accounts; gathering data from a variety of sources. • Develop and present fiscal trending and projections data that inform faculty, PI(s), staff, etc. • Maintain integrity of accounting systems and the Chart of Accounts • Identify and develop new processes to improve business practices and procedures. • Work with ALRT Finance Team to identify and communicate changes regarding University, College, and departmental financial policy and procedure. • Prepare and create bills for sales organizations, endowments, and customer billing. • Ensure accurate and appropriate costing of personnel expenditures through payroll reconciliation and auditing; identify and process corrections. • Prepare budgets for assigned areas • Ensure deadlines are met for budgeting and fiscal year-end close-out. • Other duties as assigned to manage accounting functions in the ALRT Center.
Pre-award Management (25%) • Pre-Award Grant proposal preparation/submission for ALRT Center departments • Read and interpret proposal solicitations for budget instructions, proposal requirements, and all necessary submission materials. Work with faculty and other investigators to develop proposal budgets (including subrecipients) according to the sponsor's requirements and in proper format. • Ensure investigators follow University and departmental policies, regulations, and compliance requirements along with sponsor and federal regulations and requirements. • Assist investigators with preparation of biosketches, other support, workscope statements, facilities and resources pages, and other required documents. • Work with ALRT Center Post-Award accountant to prepare budget in EGMS. • Prepare proposal using sponsor’s required submission system (e.g. NIH ASSIST, Grants.gov Workspace, proposalCENTRAL, etc.) • Submit proposals to Sponsored Projects Administration. • Work with the Grant Administrator and Investigator to resolve any issues.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required Qualifications • BA/BS degree in accounting, business, public administration, finance, economics or a related field with two years of accounting experience OR an equivalent combination of related education and relevant accounting experience totaling six years. • Intermediate with Microsoft Excel skills. • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment • Strong organizational and customer service orientation skills
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience to include financial analysis, creating and maintaining finance reports, and budgeting • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively to financial and non-financial audiences, both verbally and in writing. • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage priorities, coordinate multiple assignments simultaneously, and meet deadlines • Strong technical, problem solving and process improvement skills • Analytical skills, ability to gather, organize and present data in a meaningful way • Familiarity with University systems such as PeopleSoft HRMS, EFS, UM Reports, ECRT and EGMS.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.