Ensures the financial integrity of restricted grant and contract funds by maintaining and reconciling fiscal activity throughout the project life cycle. Ensures compliance with the University, federal and other sponsoring agencies and performs complex and detailed reconciliations. Responsible for analyzing and approving audit risk expenditures. Responsible for monitoring sub-recipients for compliance.
Monitors and reviews grant and contract expenditures. Takes prompt corrective action to avoid or minimize non-collectible costs for delinquent invoices.
Interprets complex federal government and University policies for principal investigators, department personnel and administrators by enforcing compliance and ensuring consistency. Communicates frequently with principal investigators, department staff, Office of the Vice President for Research and other University staff providing advice on agency guidelines and University policies and procedures.
Assists with training sessions for departmental staff.
Assists a team in preparing annual financial audit work papers. Assists auditors with questions, reports and files as requested.
Prepares financial reports, billings and other agency required reports.
Participates in various projects as assigned.
Short Job Description:
Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.