Accounting Technician - Contracts and Grants Specialist
Position Number: 00103482
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Biological Sciences Department has a nationally ranked graduate program which allows it to offer many educational experiences to its degree students in both the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. The programs are complemented by top researchers and instructors in the field of Biological Sciences, providing students with the education to make a difference in a future career. The function of the Department of Biological Sciences is to achieve outstanding research, teaching, mentoring, consulting and collaborations on campus and world-wide, within a cohesive and diverse department, where all students, faculty, and staff receive fair and equitable treatment.
Essential Job Duties: The Accounting Technician - Contract and Grants Specialist is responsible for the financial management of grant accounts in the Biological Sciences Department within the College of Sciences, and provides advanced technical support to Principal Investigators (PIs) primarily with post award administration including transaction initiation and reconciliation, no-cost extensions, re-budgets, budget justifications, summer salary, salary release and navigating all compliance issues within the University, Federal Government, and Agency guidelines. The incumbent may be asked to assist the PI with budget development for grant proposals. The Accounting Technician - Contracts and Grants Specialist reports to the Business Officer, but works directly with faculty to manage the sponsor projects portfolio of the department. The ideal candidate for this position will have familiarity with grants and research administration and enjoy solving complex budgeting and research administration problems. The candidate must be pro-active in reporting and project management and be able to support faculty through the complex research administration infrastructure.
Department Required Skills: Thorough knowledge of established governmental budgeting practices and procedures. - Experience Managing and reconciling grants accounts. - Knowledge of the following systems OR other grant management programs; PeopleSoft Financial system, PeopleSoft HR system, WOLF Reports, Labor Reports, Payroll Distribution Reports, PINS, RADAR, and the ePAR system. - Microsoft Office (Word and Excel.)/ - GoogleApps
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: - Prefer candidate with a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field - Previous financial management experience and the ability to effectively manage budget and related financial matters - Knowledge of University Spending guidelines and research administration (pre and post award). - Experience working with NIH and NSF sponsored projects. - Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
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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