Job description

Duties: Facilitate an integration of research administrative services as part of an innovative team charged with optimizing support for the School's research mission. Manage and coordinate the electronic proposal submission process for Principal Investigators; maintain knowledge of complex processes and continually changing sponsor guidelines; develop and manage timelines, track progress and ensure accuracy. Develop standard to complex budgets; ensure regulatory and administrative compliance with sponsor, School and University policies and procedures. Work both independently and as a team, as appropriate, to oversee and manage sponsored project activity for assigned faculty and other grant holders; ensure the integrity of financial transactions in compliance with regulations; develop effective partnerships with faculty, project managers and other grant holders. Provide full service account management for sponsored program accounts; respond to inquiries. Coordinate and monitor the flow of transactions related to the financial activity of specified accounts; review, validate and approve grant expenditures. Prepare preliminary reports for Research Accounting. Provide leadership for the electronic proposal submission process; maintain current knowledge of all new and changing requirements; ensure others are informed and educated as appropriate. Analyze information and provide data for management decision support as needed. Participate on University and School committees and task forces.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and 5 to 7 years of accounting or business experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; MS preferred.

Strong background in grants administration, financial management, procedural and regulatory compliance management, project and process management. Excellent analytical skills with the ability to utilize independent judgment in the identification and analysis of diverse problems. Thorough understanding of University policies and procedures; excellent oral and written communication skills. Superb customer service skills with the ability to interface effectively with all levels in a fast paced environment using sound judgment essential.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with strong initiative and a results orientation. Must be a collaborative team player with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines essential. Strong PC related skills in MS Office and related database management. Solid experience with computerized accounting system, preferably BEN Financials and Business Objects desired.

Background check: Penn will conduct an appropriate background check upon the acceptance of an offer for this position. Negative findings will be properly communicated to the applicant to ensure ample opportunity to ensure that Penn has the correct information. Certain information may result in Penn rescinding an offer of employment.

Reference Number: 06-26040

Salary Grade: 028

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Office of Nursing Research

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Job Family: D-Financial




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Posted: 6/7/2017
Application Due: 6/7/2018
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