About The Unit:
Unit Job Summary: Financial Administrator: Provides comprehensive financial/accounting services for PSD's Local Business Center. Responsible for both pre-award and post-award grant administration. Manage departmental budgets, recharge operations, and faculty research accounts. Responsible for coordinating services between the faculty, the Financial Services, Human Resources, departmental staff, and University Research Administration.
Account Administration - Serves as primary account administrator for a defined group of faculty or other account owners. Duties include budget preparation; account creation and budgeting in the Financial Accounting System; allocating, authorizing, monitoring, and controlling expenses; account maintenance including oversight, reconciliation, and error correction; financial accounting, reporting, and projecting; and account closing.
Pre-award and sponsored project administration- Works with faculty and program staff, and other administrators to advise on, plan, and manage most financial and several administrative aspects of sponsored project proposal preparation and submission including budgeting and subcontracting. Advises and assists in most budget revisions, financial reporting, and other relations and communications with funding agencies, subcontractors, and others as required.
Procurement- Works with faculty, program staff, Procurement Specialists, and other administrators to fulfill all routine aspects of the procurement process including purchasing, internal requisition, and personal and travel reimbursement. Allocates and authorizes all expenditures.
Provide advice to and work with faculty, the LBC-Satellite Office HR Generalist and other unit administrators on financial consequences of human resource and academic affairs decisions.
Other duties as assigned.
Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.
MBA or related advanced degree preferred.
Unit Experience: A minimum of three years of experience in administration, financial services and customer service preferred.
Unit Job Function Competencies: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, financial computing, and database software applications required.
Mathematical aptitude required.
Strong analytical and organizational skills required.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required.
Ability to work closely with senior University officials required.
Ability to independently complete projects on time and accurately with minimal supervision required.
Flexibility and ability to work effectively under considerable time pressure required.
Ability to use Business Objects preferred.
Working knowledge of federal and University regulations for grant management preferred.