RFS Financial Administrator I

Job description

Research Financial Services is currently seeking a Financial Administrator to ensures that the University obtains reimbursement for expenses associated with its research mission. Research Financial Services is an integral part of research endeavors, overseeing the financial reporting and compliance requirements of all externally sponsored projects. Our primary goal is to facilitate the management of funds provided to the university by outside entities, in compliance with relevant guidelines, for the purpose of continuing research.

The Financial Administrator will ensure compliance with the legal agreement between the University and the sponsoring agency and within the guidelines established by the federal government. This successful applicant will research, identify, and correct data integrity issues, ensure timely maintenance of grant master data as it pertains to the award document, as well as complete external financial reporting for individual sponsored projects.

In addition, this position is responsible for providing excellent customer service to all internal/external customers, while responding to requests for assistance timely, accurately with realistic, consistent guidance while following through until resolved.

Job Title
RFS Financial Administrator I

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
3A600:Research Financial Services

Work Location
Peterson Service Building, Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies:

Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

The essential job functions of this position require you to sit for extended periods of time; attend meetings in various building across campus; maintain
high levels of concentration and mental attention; communicate effectively through verbal mediums; work extensively on computers; limited lifting of


Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm. (40 hours a week)


SAP, BW Web Reporting, BW BEX Reporting, MS Excel, MS Windows, MS Word, Outlook, communication and organization skills, grant knowledge, independence, judgment, teamwork, time management, and financial reporting and analysis.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Grant management, financial analysis, teamwork, and compliance to policy and procedure.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your experience in reviewing, interpreting and applying terms and conditions or policies and procedures related to grants management and/or areas within higher education?
    • None
    • More than 0, up to 1 year
    • More than 1, up to 3 years
    • More than 3, up to 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * Describe a situation in which you needed to collaborate with other people to solve a problem.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Which best represents your experience in financial reporting?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
  5. * Give an example of where you provided excellent customer service in a difficult situation.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





    Diversity Profile: University



    View more

    Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

    Arrow pointing right
    Job No:
    Posted: 5/14/2018
    Application Due: 6/12/2018
    Work Type: