Senior Research Analyst

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Senior Research Analyst


UNT-Engineering-Dean's Off-130100

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Full Time/Part Time:


Salary Information:

Commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

UNT’s College of Engineering offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in various engineering disciplines. The College’s innovative curricula are taught by experienced faculty that will equip students with life-long learning skills in order to adapt as the industry changes and remain competitive in a global market.

Position Overview:

To reconcile College of Engineering (CENG) research project expenditures on monthly bases to make sure costs are allowable, allocable, and reasonable to the project. Communicate with Assistant Director (AD), College Grant Support, Principal Investigator (PI), and other UNT offices if unallowable costs/expenditures are identified and move them off of the project. Reconcile p-card expenditures processed by Admin Coordinators on monthly bases. Work closely with the AD to provide project balances to PIs once a month.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, accounting, finance, auditing, public administration, or related field and five years of relevant administrative work or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Work independently on assigned proposals and awards, but work as part of a team of central and distributed research administrators to support common goals.
• Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong time management and problem solving skills.
• Prior knowledge of pre- or post-award administration regulations and procedures.
• General administrative experience with budgets, purchasing, payroll, travel with specific skill in budget planning, analysis, and reconciliation.
• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in higher education research administration;

Work Schedule:

M-F, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Senior Research Analyst

Physical Requirements:

Sitting, Writing, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate


Set-up monthly reconciliation report for new awards and folders for award files


Download COGNOS reports and reconile project expenditures on monthly bases and provide accurate project balances to faculty


Review expense code entered on p-card purchases and requisitions during reconciliation and bring it to CRO’s attention for further training of staff


Identify and investigate any unusual costs that are not approved by PI and CRO on the project and determine why it was charged to the project


Contact the Purchasing Departments for any questionable requisitions and p-card charges.


Contact the Payroll office for any questionable payroll payments or encumbrances.


Process cost-transfer forms for costs to move unallowable costs off the project.


Maintain up to date project balances by inputting approved and final transaction costs to reconciliation spreadsheet to have the most current project balance in real time – this will take coordinaition with Admin. Coordinators


Reconcile p-card expenditures done by Admin Coordinators on monthly bases and review the allowability of the costs with the correct expense codes.


Stay up to date of UNT, Sponsor, and federal guidelines in regards to project expenditures and processing; Attend UNT CRO meetings or necessary UNT trainings.


Review payroll informaiton for Faculty before effort reporting is certified.


Prepare budget revisions working closely with the PI and seek OGCA’s and Sponsor’s approval.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 9/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time