Financial Grant Analyst/Manager

Boulder, CO
Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics LASP develops, designs, and builds instruments and spacecraft for space-based observations of the Sun, Earth, and planets. LASP has built instruments and participated in missions to every planet in the solar system.

We are seeking a dynamic financial professional analyst to further LASP's science mission by providing fiscal coordination, analytical support, and management of projects funded by federal and commercial grants as well as to assist LASP faculty working on grant funded projects.

Experienced level of professional financial analyst work. Duties include the research, proposal, selection, and compilation of financial data from multiple sources e.g., production, accounting, vendors and subsequent analysis of that data to produce business information used to support decisions. Verifies the accuracy of data. Work assignments are of greater difficulty or larger financial impact than those given to first level incumbents, and requires a commensurate level of previous experience and expertise. Depending on the experience and level of competency of the individual selected this position may be elevated to the level of department manager involving supervisory duties and direct reporting responsibilities of other Grant Analysts.

Job Duties:

  • Process, review and prepare grant proposals for submittal in compliance with LASP and sponsor requirements.
  • Review financial data and ensure that all expenditures on assigned projects are appropriate and within LASP, CU, and sponsor standards. Reconcile discrepancies in a timely manner and prepare journal entries as needed.
  • Apply, interpret, and assess existing policies, procedures, and regulations for financial impact on program support.
  • Validate latest forecast inputs to determine if the required resources are aligned with the resources available compare actuals with forecast.
  • Consult or receive guidance from senior analysts or functional management.
  • Function as the responsible financial program/project grant analyst for multi-year projects from proposal/pre-award management, through project execution and project close-out. This includes working closely as an advisor and compliance administrator with, Principal Investigators, and other project stakeholders to provide financial data analysis, track costs, and provide guidance on project execution.
  • Review research grants to ensure project compliance with reporting requirements, and identify and remedy issues as necessary.
  • Interact frequently with program management, agency sponsors, and lab executives requiring a high level of communication skills to plan, negotiate, and coordinate financial position, investments, and similar issues.
  • Provide peer assistance in a specialty area or serve as a leader for a team or small work unit.
  • Actively contribute to the development, maintenance, and improvement of LASP procedures, forms, training, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to facilitate continuity within research programs and grants at LASP.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent, with 5+ years of experience or a master's in business administration.
  • Functions with well-defined guidelines and procedures to resolve routine issues, and to make independent and logical decisions and/or recommendations.
  • Ability to use own initiative within established guidelines to resolve financial issues and concerns.
  • Understands the federal, state, and university guiding fiscal principles, regulations, and management requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile, and evaluate data.
  • Able to generate financial statement reports for internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile, and evaluate data.
  • Able to generate financial statement reports for internal and external customers.
  • Effective decision-making and accurate analysis of program use of time, money, and resources.
  • Adept at assessing and adjusting professional interactions to accommodate unique requirements and expectations of Principal Investigators.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while under pressure.
  • Ability to meet multiple, strict deadlines while performing normal daily duties.
  • Ability to effectively and cordially communicate with all levels of personnel and advise senior personnel.
  • Positive outlook and self-starter.

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 - Cover Letter. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 23, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00731996


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