Job description: This position will provide accounting support and pre-award grant proposal preparation/submission to one or more departments in the ALRT Center (Departments include: Anesthesia, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Radiology and Radiation Oncology) and pre-award for DEM (Department of Emergency Medicine). The position will be responsible for a number of faculty and departmental non-sponsored accounts. Job duties include: creating reports, reconciling and forecasting financials using the acceptable tools and working with PIs (Principal Investigators) and identifying financial opportunities or resolve funding issues. The position requires in-depth knowledge of accounting principles for research and departmental accounts and University policy, procedures and guidelines.
Responsibilities: Non-sponsored accounting ALRT -60% • Reconcile chart strings and analyze monthly financial results for reasonableness • Forecast results for remaining year • Identify and communicate potential deficits and work with Supervisor/Faculty/Administration to resolve • Establish annual budgets within Dean’s Office guidelines and meet deadlines for entering into the University budgeting system • Reconciles and budgets for the ALRT departmental accounts along with PI non-sponsored accounts. • Assist PIs with ISO/ESO accounting to include pricing when needed to ensure accurate cost recovery of work within the laboratory. Provide annual budgets. • Provide comprehensive, global financial reports, projections and budgets for projects, faculty, divisions or departments. • Identify risks and opportunities within the reporting area being analyzed. • Ensure proper accounting standards are met
Pre-Award Grant proposal preparation/submission for ALRT, DEM, IEM - 25% • Review sponsor instructions; develop a timeline and checklist of sponsor’s submission requirements for the PI. Communicate these to the PI. • Ensure PI follows University and departmental policies, regulations, and compliance requirements along with sponsor and federal regulations and requirements. • Work with the PI to develop proposal budgets (including subrecipients) according to the sponsor's requirements and in proper format. Work with ALRT accountant to prepare budget in EGMS. • Prepare proposal using sponsor’s required submission system (e.g. NIH ASSIST, Grants.gov Workspace, proposalCENTRAL, etc.) Assist PI with preparation of biosketches, other support, workscope statements, facilities and resources pages, and other required documents. • Prepare and route PRF. • Submit proposals to SPA. Work with SPA and PI to resolve any issues.
Other Duties - 15% • ISO cost accounting • May include some grant accounting. • Adhoc reports • Other duties as needed to manage accounting function in the department • Represent the ALRT Center on various committees
This is a one year temporary position with the intent to extend.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
· Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
· Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
· Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
· Excellent retirement plans with employer match
· Disability and employer paid life insurance
· Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
· Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. Required Qualifications • BA/BS plus at least 4 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years. • Experience to include financial analysis, creating and maintaining finance reports, and budgeting • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment • Strong organizational and customer service orientation skills • Strong verbal and written communications skills • Proficiency/experience with Microsoft Excel (formulas, pivot tables, Vlookup, etc.) and Word • Experience analyzing and reconciling data in multiple systems
Preferred Qualifications • Ability to establish solid relationships with business partners – Excellent team work skills • Familiarity with University systems such as PeopleSoft HRMS, EFS, UM Reports, ECRT and EGMS. • Ability to proactively identify and resolve complex problems • Ability to organize and direct multiple projects and interrelated financial activities with major operational or funding impact • Ability to anticipate business needs of the PI and/or Center, develop and analyze alternatives, and make recommendations to faculty and unit leaders regarding budgets and financial impact • Ability to take initiative, positive attitude, self starter and willingness to learn and to take on challenges • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with fixed deadlines and ability to re-prioritize tasks as needed • Strong technical, problem solving and process improvement skills • Analytical skills, ability to gather, organize and present data in a meaningful way
Internal Number: 338283
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