Sr. Grant Analyst
The Senior Grant Analyst, under limited guidance from the Manager of Finance and Accounting within the Division of Research Administration, operates independently and applies formal education, relevant professional experience and advanced technical/practical knowledge to identify issues and develop relevant solutions to meet the financial administrative objectives of the department in managing Temple University’s federal, state, local and privately sponsored agreements in a complex regulatory environment. The incumbent is responsible for a portfolio with a higher level of difficulty as a result of stringent reporting requirements. The incumbent utilizes expert-level technical knowledge to thoroughly review assigned incoming awards and is fully responsible for the accurate set-up of individual sponsored agreements and closeouts of financial reports to sponsoring agencies.
Responsibilities include: working with principal investigators and research administrators to effectively manage externally sponsored agreements and ensure accurate and timely processing of financial data; inputting approved budgets into the Banner Finance system and making any necessary budget revisions during the life of the award; identifying variances and investigating issues of the cost appropriateness of allocations; developing and running queries in performing analysis on sponsored awards and generating financial reports; completing periodic and accurate financial reporting and reconciliation; collaborating with management on questions/issues of policy and regulatory interpretation, functionality, protocol, accounting practice, etc.; reviewing and managing billing for assigned sponsored awards and when applicable, preparing invoices with appropriate documentation as required by sponsoring agency; and training and/or assisting with the training of University personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least two years' related finance/accounting experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated ability to utilize online financial systems.
*Demonstrated computer skills, and advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite, including advanced spreadsheet and database software skills.
*Demonstrated analytical skills, and ability to work with large financial data sets.
*Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse constituent population.
*Demonstrated training skills within area of expertise.
*Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to be task- and detail-oriented.
*Strong problem solving skills.
*Strong understanding of Sponsored Projects and Research Administration.
*Experience with university information systems (Banner, Cognos, InfoEd, etc.).
*CPA, CRA or other related credentials.
This position requires a background check.
Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Temple Administrative Services Building (TASB)-2450 W. Hunting Park Ave
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular