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Financial Reporting & Compliance System Specialist (Hybrid)

Job Title: Financial Reporting & Compliance System Specialist (Hybrid)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 263853
Department Information

Grants and Contracts Accounting Compliance Department serves to coordinate and support Georgia Tech's External Sponsored Projects. The Department administers periodic testing of transactions in accordance with federal requirements, policies and procedures, and areas of risk within the institute. Responds to sponsor program reviews and site visits throughout the calendar year. Audit support is provided to various departments within GA Tech to assist with audits from sponsors that are initiated by accounting firms.

Job Summary

Provide compliance testing and reporting related to sponsored project administration, based on thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and Institute requirements. Develop, document, and communicate procedures to Institute constituents. Provide specialized expertise in post-award reporting, compliance, audit, and Institute accounting systems. This position will interact on a regular basis with: Campus administrative officers and financial managers, faculty/researchers, external auditors, Grants and Contracts Accounting Senior Director, Directors, Associate Directors and staff. This position typically will advise and counsel: Campus administrative officers and financial managers, Grants and Contracts Accounting staff, Office of Sponsored Programs staff. This position will supervise: NA


Job Duty 1 -
Perform close-out control review associated with individual sponsored projects.

Job Duty 2 -
Assist/lead periodic internal reviews of transactions posted to sponsored projects.

Job Duty 3 -
Assist/lead periodic internal reviews of compliance with Federal award terms and conditions relating to billing and financial reporting.

Job Duty 4 -
Prepare requested audit documentation.

Job Duty 5 -
Perform data validation through query tool.

Job Duty 6 -
Serve as a liaison in helpdesk email inquiries.

Job Duty 7 -
Provide senior management with recommendations on effectiveness of existing processes and policy formulation and education.

Job Duty 8 -
Assist/lead training classes offered by Grants and Contracts Accounting

Job Duty 9 -
Assist in system improvements, design, testing, implementation, and training.

Job Duty 10 -
Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience
Four to five years of job related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Certified Research Administrator (CRA); Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Audit experience is preferred

Proposed Salary

Salary Range: $53,687 - $74,000

Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

This position requires a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of Federal award administration within a university research environment. Additionally, working knowledge of computerized cost accounting/rate information systems management, operation and use is required, as is Federal regulations governing administration of research grants and contracts and related cost accounting and audit requirements. Must be familiar with specialized financial/accounting related software.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

This job requires experience with Microsoft Office; requires attention to detail, ability to effectively multi-task, ability to work with all levels of management and staff; excellent oral and written communication skills and effective time management skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check

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