Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as the Sr. Grant Accountant in the Sponsored Program Accounting department (SPA).Â If you are looking for a beautiful suburban campus with lots of perks including free parking, look no further.Â At Brandeis we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.Â We also offer a generous paid time off benefit.Â If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers free tuition for employees, dependents and spouses.Â Â Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.Â
Brandeis University, a medium-sized private research university with global reach, seeks a Sr. Grant Accountant reports to the Manager of Sponsored Programs Accounting, under the Office of Financial Affairs, and this person is part of the sponsored accounting team that is responsible for ensuring compliance with sponsor regulations, safeguarding project funds, maximizing the university's cash flow position via timely and accurate billing, collections and resolution of budget overruns, maintaining good relations with sponsoring agencies and university staff, and facilitating the progress of sponsored projects for principal investigators and department administrators.
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in a career in a high research activity university dedicated to the advancement of the humanities, arts and social, natural and physical sciences. In addition, as a liberal arts college, Brandeis affirms the importance of a broad and critical education in enriching the lives of students and preparing them for full participation in a changing society, capable of promoting their own welfare, yet remaining deeply concerned about the welfare of others.
When applying, please submit a cover letter & resume/CV.
Performs grant related post-award functions according to the terms and conditions of the sponsor including but not limited to budget and expense analysis, invoicing, financial reporting, and re-budgeting according to sponsor terms and regulations. Ensures these functions are properly and accurately recorded into the university accounting system in a timely manner. Reviews current awards for proper assignment of fringe benefits and facility and administrative costs, ensures start & end dates are recorded correctly for each project, and reviews all projects for any deficit spending. Follow up with the appropriate parties for any problem resolution.
Monitors accounts receivable balances. In a timely and accurate manner, prepares invoices, follows up on cash collections, manages grant closeout process including billing, collection, reporting, and recording data into university accounting system.
With guidance from SPA Manager and Director when necessary, responsible for responding to department questions or requests for information, investigating problems and issues that arise with grant data. Provide guidance to Departmental staff in SPA grant management procedures and university policies. Facilitates department needs by developing and offering viable alternative solutions to issues and problems. Supports a positive and constructive relationship between various personnel and departments.
Update and maintain grant reporting schedules. Communicate with SPA/PI/Departments concerning report status (upcoming, due, delinquent). Assist with special projects as assigned by SPA Manage and Director.
Education & Work Experience:
B.A./B.S. required. M.A./M.S. preferred
5-8 years of finance, accounting or grant administration experience, preferably in an academic or research environment
What you need to succeed:
Solid understanding of federal/University grant operations and knowledge of relevant sponsor regulations
Strong computer skills, particularly analytical skills, strong attention to detail, ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.