Position Overview: CBS seeks an accountant to work solely for BioMADE, a public-private partnership established to administer a BioIndustrial Manufacturing Innovation Institute. BioMADE is headquartered on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota in the Microbial Cell Production Facility. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the University of Minnesota and, at the same time, with a company doing R&D and manufacturing. We seek an accountant who is excited about learning and growing with this new organization, which will handle at minimum $.25B in its initial 5 years.
As an MII, this position involves navigating a significant level of management complexity and engagement with partners across industry, academia, and government to realize successful research and development.
25% Manage all Pre-award activities of the Institute
Manage pre-award activities that cut across many specialties within Grants and Contracts such as proposals, program development, contract negotiations, financial administration, reporting and compliance.
Support BioMADE’s efforts to obtain and manage research grants from a variety of external funding sources
Assist in the development and submission of grant/contract proposals
Responsible for pre and post-award financial management of grants, research projects, sub-awards and/or contracts. Prepares renewals and reports that are required by granting agencies and management.
40% Manage post-award activities of the BioMADE Institute
Post-award activities that cut across many specialties within Grants and Contracts such as proposals, program development, contract negotiations, financial administration, reporting and compliance.
Certified Approver for activities of the sponsored projects within the Institute.
Manage significant cost share documentation and reporting.
Involved in the monitoring of budgets, spending, and approvals, and provides guidance and counsel.
Ensure compliance with sponsor terms, University policies/procedures and federal regulations.
35% Manage Subaward activity of BioMADE
Construct and manage a grant-making program serving internal and external researchers.
Management of multiple, ongoing subawards. Oversee the subrecipients’ activities, including working with University of Minnesota Sponsored Projects Administration to perform risk assessment and subrecipient monitoring,
Ensure timely delivery and review of invoices, acquire progress reports and ensure their review, resolve mid-project issues
Monitor compliance approvals, ensure timely payments, and handle subaward modifications.
Ensure MII processes are documented and reviewed; identify opportunities for increased efficiency and streamlined operations
Review external proposals that are submitted for consideration.
Required Qualifications: BA/BS plus at least two years of experience in a related field or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least six years.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous Experience as a Certified Approver
Internal Number: 338249
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