Post Award Financial Director

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DescriptionThe ResearchAdministration Post-award Director, reporting to the Assistant Vice Presidentfor Research Administration and the Associate Vice President for ResearchAdministration, is responsible for overseeing the Post-award Management unitwithin the Office of the Vice President for Research. The individual will beoversee the billing team responsible for invoicing, financial reporting, andcloseouts, as well as the compliance team responsible for cash management,accounts receivable, effort reporting, award setup, audit, rate calculations,and reporting. Additionally, the Director will develop and maintain effectiveand efficient processes to support post-award administration, balancing compliance,administrative burden, and customer service. 


The Director’sresponsibilities include, direct activities within post-award management aswell as manage and oversee career development, performance, and trainingactivities, provide action oriented and expert support toinvestigators, departments, and other customers, oversee thetimely submission of invoices and financial reports, oversee cashapplication, accounts receivable, and revenue recognition procedures, assuringproper internal controls and documentation are in place, assuretimely and appropriate closeout of sponsored projects, maintaincurrent working knowledge of federal regulations, sponsor requirements, andUniversity policies; ensure team is appropriately trained in the same areas, overseeeffort reporting to assure timely reporting of activities on sponsored projectsas required by federal regulations; this includes the appropriate capture ofsalary cost share, coordinate audit activities in conjunction withother functions within OVPR and the Controller’s Office, including Single Audit,supports specific grant and audit issues ensuring proper documentation andreview of data and audit responses, address management needs forfinancial information through routine or ad hoc financial reports and analysis,oversee and perform quality assurance for rate calculations and negotiations,including the fringe benefit rate and the Facilities and Administrative rate,oversee and perform quality control assurance for post-award reports andsurveys, including the annual financial statements, NSF HERD survey, and NIHsurvey, performs other duties as assigned.


RequiredEducation & Experience:

Bachelor’sdegree in Accounting, Business or related field and at least seven years ofresearch administration experience. An equivalent combination of education andexperience may be considered.



RequiredSkills & Abilities:

*Comprehensiveknowledge and understanding of research administration procedures andrequirements

*Thoroughknowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, accounting processes,procedures, and financial controls related to research administration

*Excellent verbal and writtencommunication skills with a passion for excellent customer service andcommitment to exceptional quality

*Excellent interpersonal andcollaborative skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with adiverse constituent population

*Demonstrated organizationaland prioritization skills, along with the ability to work within tight andoften conflicting deadlines.

*Demonstrated abilityto collect and analyze data, evaluate information, and present findingsand recommendations

*Demonstrated ability to bedetail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and manage multipleprojects simultaneously

*Excellent critical thinkingand problem solving abilities; Strong analytical and decision-makingcapabilities

*Ability to motivate a teamand promote a positive, collaborative, and inclusive working environment



*Master ofBusiness Administration preferred


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ComplianceStatement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the positiondescription employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial andother conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activitiesdo not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at theinstitution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliancewith applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations,including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essentialfunctions cause them to interact.


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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Temple Administrative Services Building (TASB)
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 3/1/2019
Application Due: 5/31/2019
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