Compliance Assistant

Aug 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Compliance Assistant

Requisition Number: STFR003937

Division/College: Finance

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Part Time


The role of the Compliance Assistant is a non benefits eligible, part time (20 hours a week) position responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and University policies through applying specialized knowledge and interpreting rules, regulations, procedures and policies from external sponsors. The individual is expected to exercise independent judgement and discretion and take initiative in the processing of expenses through working collaboratively with Accounts Payable, PI's, Research Administration staff and other University personnel.

Monitor and review all cost documents for compliance with federal regulations, sponsor's terms and conditions and University policies and procedures. This will include, but not be limited to, expense reimbursements, travel expenses, purchase orders, vendor invoices, and DPAYS.

Stay current of federal regulations, sponsor terms and conditions, institutional policies, and best business practices as they relate to allowable costs on sponsored research grants and contracts.


Provide the minimum education, experience, and skills required to perform the job successfully.

Associate’s Degree. Three to five years of experience working within a university business office and/or with federal and non-federal grants and contracts in a research administration office is required. Working knowledge of major grant administration policies, Federal Regulations (specifically Uniform Guidance and FAR), National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health grant policies required.

Must have the ability to work effectively under the pressures of deadlines and time constraints. Must be committed to providing professional, prompt, and courteous service to PIs and the research community. Must be able to work effectively in a team oriented environment.

Strong communications skills are necessary to interface with pre-award and other research administration colleagues across the University, as well as other central business offices such as Accounts Payable and Procurement. In addition, organizational, critical thinking and decision making skills are highly recommended. Familiarity with Concur Expense and Banner accounting systems a plus.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.