Research Accounting Specialist

Job description


The Research Accounting Specialist will beresponsible for managing the Effort Reporting System and educating thesponsored research community on post award management as it relates to time andeffort on grants and/or contracts.

The Research Accounting Specialist is familiarwith the accounting payroll system and manages allocation of time and effortfor payroll distribution on all grants and contracts.  The ResearchAccounting Specialist will proactively meet with the AVP, director andstaff for updates and analysis of grant/contract efforts on awards. Theposition will assist faculty, Principal Investigators (PI’s), business managersand administrators with financial and general administration of sponsoredawards, with a focus on customer service. Will also advise, educate, andcounsel faculty, Principal Investigators (PI’s), business managers andadministrators on research compliance; budgetary issues (salary equipment, costsharing, tuition); and the Effort Reporting System (ERS). This position isknowledgeable of University policies, procedures, practices and standards.

The Research Accounting Specialist will provideoversight and have authority to approve and process transactionsrelated to sponsored projects. Other projects include assistance with theannual Uniform Guidance audit report, sub-recipient monitoring, and ERS systemupgrades. Perform other duties assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and at least three years ofexperience in sponsored research or related field. An equivalent combination ofeducation and or experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Demonstrated organizational skills and anability to set priorities and manage several projects at once with a minimum ofsupervision.

*Strong verbal, written, and interpersonalcommunication skills.

*Demonstrated ability to work in a teamenvironment, including diverse groups if faculty and staff.

*Must have practiced understanding of researchcompliance issues.

*Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Windowssoftware (Office, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

*Demonstrated proficiency with Banner Finance andHR, Cognos Reporting, Era proposal management system and Maximus EffortReporting Systems (ERS).


*Prior experience with Federal funding sources(NIH, DOD, and NSF and OMB Uniform Guidance).

*Experience using ERP systems and reporting toolssuch as Banner Finance and Cognos.


Temple University values diversityand is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color,disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Compliance Statement: In theperformance of their functions as detailed in the position descriptionemployees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and otherconflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities donot conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution.Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicablelaws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAAregulations for areas and departments which their essential functions causethem to interact.


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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Temple Administrative Services Building (TASB)-2450 W. Hunting Park Ave
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 10/8/2019
Application Due: 11/15/2019
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