Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Supervising Accountant (Grants & Contracts) in Finance at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Supervises analysts who are responsible for the development, monitoring and reconciliation of grant budgets. Works closely withPrincipal Investigators to manage study and research budgets, monitor transactions, expenditures and sub-awards.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Creates effective work plans and works closely with staff by supervising and addressing their training needs in order to achieve competency of work performance and understanding of Grants and Contracts rules and regulations.
Assists Principal Investigators in their grant budget submission for application of funds to prospective sponsors, adhering to proposals.
Analyzes grants and contracts budget variance reports for salary and non-salary cost categories including projection of the award expenditures thru the end of the project period.
Ensures timely and accurate interim and final financial reports of grants and contracts, in collaboration with Information Systems.
Reviews restricted accounts, approving transaction requests by determining the allocability and allowability of the charges to the grant.
Performs on-going reconciliation of the grant accounts versus budget and adheres to monthly review in order to avoid cost transfers that may arise in the interim.
Tracks and reviews grant expiration dates.
Monitors fiscal budget control of contracts administration including funds draw-down from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation for faculty research programs.
Works with Principal Investigators to manage study and research budgets, monitor transaction and expenditures on the restricted accounts.
Monitors sub-awards by approving documents, paying sub-awardee and preparing financial report.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field.
Four (4) years of experience with clinical contracts, budget development, variance analysis and research of financial data and transactions.
Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of financial database systems and reporting tools such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
Outstanding human relations skills and the ability to function in a team environment.
Prior supervision/lead experience.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, walking, sitting, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Office environment with moderate noise.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.