Fin Pro 2-Grants & Research (2 positions available)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 49275.20 - 82950.40
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 351481
Overview: This position is part of team supporting the financial needs of faculty and Principal Investigators (PIs) across the Clinical Neuroscience Administrative Center. Under the direction of senior accountants and through standard operating procedures, the individual hired will be responsible for monitoring, approving, and compiling transaction information on a variety of sponsored and non-sponsored chartstrings. They will also provide support for PIs to ensure financial compliance with sponsor terms, University/departmental policy, and federal regulations.
75% - Sponsored Project Accounting • Monitor spending over the life of each grant; review and approve expenditures; perform budget control and effort reporting. • Meet on a regular basis with faculty, staff, and senior accountants to review financial status and resolve accounting issues. • Prepare monthly reports, income/expense forecasts, and trend analysis to review with senior accountant. • Assist with effort certification process. • Make changes to faculty and staff payroll distributions. • Fulfill re-budgeting and no-cost extension requests.
15% - General Accounting • Coordinate Chart of Accounts for review requests for adherence to University policy and Center standards, activate revenue/expense on chart strings, set up combo codes for payroll, and establish new optional chart fields. • Track compliance and resolve issues between unit, college and central administration. • Assist with assigned departments' development of the annual budget preparation and entry. Audit and approve financial purchasing and adjusting transactions for assigned departmental chartstrings. • Forecasting and analysis of business areas in the department. • Work with faculty/management to develop financial plans.
10% - Other Activities • Serve as Center expert on assigned policies. • Serve on Center-wide or University-wide projects. • Identify and help make improvements to local business processes; actively participate in work team. • Attend University financial training or conferences.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field with a strong analytical component and 2 years of related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience to total six years.
Functional knowledge and experience with principles, practices and techniques in two or more of the following:
Compiling information for financial reports;
Approving financial transactions;
Preparing processing and maintaining payroll documents;
Completing complex financial documents (orders, receipts, invoices) and reconciling for accuracy;
Experience performing successfully in a position that requires strong attention to detail and the ability to handle high volume transactions.
Experience with University financial systems, HRMS (PeopleSoft), EFS (Enterprise Financial Systems), EGMS (Electronic Grants Management System) and ECRT (effort certification system). Experience organizing multiple projects and interrelated Financial activities.
Experience interpreting, presenting and analyzing information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials to faculty, staff and students. Experience making educated, independent decisions during the course of assigned work duties. Experience as a contributing member of a team.
Experience consistently meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Customer service experience.
Knowledge of terms and conditions for sponsored projects.
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