Senior Fiscal Manager
Position Number: 00050020
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Office of Contracts and Grants oversees post-award administration for NC State University. Contracts and Grants staff supports department and college Research Administrators, faculty, and staff by managing the cornerstones of Post-Award Administration including: project ID setup, deposits, invoicing, letter of credit draws, accounts receivable, financial reports to sponsors, new award/attribute review, audit coordination, prior approval request approvals, regulatory checklists, effort reporting and general compliance oversight.
Essential Job Duties: The primary purpose of this position is to: 1) Develop and provide post-award operational training to internal staff members and campus customers to ensure understanding of sponsored award processes/procedures in order to enhance a compliant post-award environment and reduce financial risk to the University. 2) Perform new award reviews to ensure Sponsor terms/conditions are reasonable and financial recovery of costs can be obtained in the best interest of the University. 3) Assist in the review of financial reporting packages and quarterly cash balance reports to external Sponsors to ensure accuracy and timeliness in reporting. 4) Assist in the recovery of accounts receivable issues over 120 days old with direct involvement by the Director of Contracts and Grants. 5) Manage the workflow of 3 Accounting positions to ensure accuracy in post-award administration of various agencies and timeliness in post-award activities assigned to the position. The position requires constant judgment, review, evaluation, and analysis with regard to internal processes/procedures and financial reporting. Additionally, success in this position will require the employee to interpret and apply complex State and Federal regulations in an effort to reduce financial risk to the University and ensure the future of sponsored research. Taking this knowledge and then training internal staff and external research administrators is critical.
Department Required Skills: Ability to lead and motivate a team. Ability to develop and provide Post Award Operational Training to staff and customers. Advanced knowledge of accounting processes and concepts. Ability to work independently and under pressure in an effective and efficient manner requiring minimal supervision. Possess excellent analytical and verbal/written communication skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to take initiative and identify and recommend process improvements with a focus on increasing efficiency and customer service. Ability to mitigate/resolve situations to customer satisfaction. Strong computer skills including Word, Access, Excel and the Windows environment. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Prefer BA/BS degree in Accounting or related business field or five years of post-award experience in the administration of sponsored awards. Previous supervisory experience. Prior experience developing training materials and delivering training to a diverse audience. Knowledge of the University and State financial processes. PeopleSoft financial experience and knowledge of PeopleSoft actions. Experience/knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards. Knowledge of Circulars A-133, A-110, and Uniform Guidance and ledger 5.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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