Lead Grant Analyst (Accountant)

Job description

 The Lead Grant Analyst, under limited guidance from theManager of Finance and Accounting within the Division of ResearchAdministration, operates independently and applies his/her formal education,relevant professional experience and advanced technical/practical knowledge toidentify issues and develop relevant solutions to meet the financialadministrative objectives of the department in managing Temple University’sfederal, state, local and privately sponsored agreements in a complexregulatory environment. The Lead Grant Analyst also serves as a peerleader and coach within the Division of Research Administration by providingtraining and troubleshooting to fellow Grant Analysts, departmentadministrators, and investigators as needed. The Lead Grant Analyst will workwith division leadership to on board new staff members and address complextechnical and compliance related issues. 

Responsibilities include: working with principalinvestigators and research administrators to effectively manage a complexportfolio of externally sponsored agreements and ensure accurate andtimely processing of financial data; setting up, maintaining and closing outsponsored awards; inputting approved budgets into the Banner Finance system andmaking any necessary budget revisions during the life of the award; identifyingvariances and investigating issues of the cost appropriateness of allocations;developing and running queries in performing analysis on sponsored awards andgenerating financial reports; completing periodic and accurate financialreporting and reconciliation; reviewing and managing billing for assignedsponsored awards and when applicable, preparing invoices with appropriatedocumentation as required by sponsoring agency; and training universitypersonnel on post-award processes. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years' relatedfinance/accounting experience. An equivalent combination of education andexperience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Demonstrated ability to utilize online financial systems,including Banner and InfoEd systems.

*Demonstrated expertise in managing awards from state andfederal sponsors. 
*Demonstrated computer skills, and advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite,including advanced spreadsheet and database software skills.

*Demonstrated training skills. 

*Demonstratedanalytical skills, and ability to work with large financial data sets.
*Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills, along withthe ability to interact with a diverse constituent population. 
*Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, along with the abilityto be task- and detail-oriented.

Thisposition requires a background check.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equalopportunity 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 the performance of their functionsas detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoidethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that theiractions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employmentresponsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understandand be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policiesand regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments whichtheir essential functions cause them to interact.


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You may request a copy of the report by calling TempleUniversity’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

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: 2/1/2020
Application Due: 5/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time