Grants Compliance Analyst, Two Positions (Finance & Administration, Medicine)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Academic Affairs, Sponsored Programs, Grants & Contracts, Institutional & Business Affairs, Assessment, Accreditation & Compliance, Business & Financial Management
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Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Grants Compliance Analyst, Two Positions (Finance & Administration, Medicine)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 49800

Finance & Administration - College of Medicine

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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This position will serve as a budget manager coordinating the approval, auditing and reporting of financial and payroll expenditures of designated contracts and grants at the College of Medicine.

Reviews, audits, compiles and analyzes sponsored project financial and payroll transactions for accuracy and ensures compliance with sponsored project award terms and conditions. Initiates financial and payroll corrections or transfers as necessary. Works closely with COM personnel, University departments and external agencies to ensure accuracy of financial and payroll data and reporting.

Communicates and provides guidance to COM principal investigators on a daily basis regarding contract and grant budgetary, financial and payroll activities. Serves as liaison and develops and maintains effective communication and positive working relationships with COM principal investigators, COM departmental support staff, the FSU Office of Research, and other University departments. Effectively facilitates research activities of the college with University departments and with federal, state and private partners.

Assists in the development, interpretation, and implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines for sponsored research activities to achieve or maintain compliance with internal and external requirements. Responsible for the interpretation of departmental fiscal and administrative policies and procedures and in particular OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and Florida Health grant management. Stays apprised of changes in federal, state and University rules pertaining to purchasing, travel, allowable grant expenditures, staffing and payroll activities.

Responsible for ensuring accurate accounting and reporting of grant activity is made to appropriate federal, state, private, and accrediting agencies. Responsible for the completion of departmental reports and final reports to funding agencies and acts as department liaison with these agencies.

Promotes an atmosphere of teamwork in accomplishing the mission and goals of Research Accounting to include participating in the completion of special projects, reporting or in meeting key deadlines. Participates in sponsored research training activities for departmental administrative and accounting staff.

Qualifications Bachelor's degree and one year of experience; or a high school diploma/equivalent and experience equal to five years. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)

    Experience communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

    Experience with general accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting.

    Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships to include the ability to work independently.

    Experience prioritizing, organizing and performing multiple work assignments simultaneously.

    Experience with applicable computer software and operating systems to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook or equivalent software.

    Ability to compile, review, and reconcile financial data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance in a detail oriented environment.

    Knowledge of and ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

eSPEAR Certification or ability to obtain the certification within 6 months of hire.

    Experience developing and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.Skill in preparing clear and concise reports, policies, procedures, correspondences, and other written materials.Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply related University policies, procedures, principles, and practices.Knowledge of contract administration and ability to review and interpret sponsored research grants, contracts, and other agreements.Knowledge of electronic data processing as it applies to fiscal and accounting activities.
Other Information

This job opening serves to recruit for two identical positions, 58117 and 58120.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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Anticipated Salary Range

We anticipated hiring within the salary range of $38,000 - $50,000, based upon education and related experience.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled. Hiring department to review applications as received.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

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At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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