Sponsored Programs / Grants Specialist - Post-Award

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-10
Req: R100027812
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The University has been named on Forbes's Best Employers list for two consecutive years, and is the only university in Florida to receive this honor.

DUTIES & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for requesting and reviewing Workday journal entries, PAA’s, costing allocations prior approvals and others transaction documents. As well as analyzing data and interpreting research findings.
  • Responsible for managing in sharing department level workday expense and procurement approval duties for sponsored restricted accounts.
  • Responsible for supervising the Document Management System for sponsored restricted related documents.
  • Serve as the liaison between the SCCC, outside agencies and the University.
  • Request changes to Departments to the Human Resources university wide system for personnel charged to sponsored restricted accounts.
  • Participate in the SCCC pre award and post award collaborative accounting meetings (grants rounds) to establish new sponsored SCCC managed grants and contracts.
  • Execute retroactive transfers to correct misallocated expenditures.
  • Collaborate with Sponsored Programs Office to perform sponsored restricted account closing.
  • Adhere to Center and Institutional accounting policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the Effort Certification Coordinator for the Cancer Center and take responsibility for all personnel to certify effort on restricted accounts on a quarterly basis.
  • Responsible for reporting to the Director of Finance fiscal year closing assignments.
  • Responsible for monitoring subcontracts and consulting agreements on sponsored restricted accounts.
  • Work with the Office of Research Administration in Submitting quarterly mandated reporting to the Federal government, state, or local agencies.
  • Make sound decisions by applying sponsored programs regulations, including government wide regulations, agency specific guidelines, and University policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

Certification and Licensing:

Not applicable


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
  • Commitment to the University’s core values.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/25/2018
Application Due: 6/30/2019
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