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. Essential Functions: 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 related duties as assigned.Required Education & 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 & 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 organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to be task- and detail-oriented. Preferred:
*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.Please note this position will temporarily work remotely, the duration of remote work will be at the discretion of Temple University and the department.Temple University values diversity and 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.In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university. An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exception requirement by November 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided. For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at https://www.temple.edu/coronavirus/vaccines. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-reportYou may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.
Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular