Lead Research Finance Administrator

Washington D.C., United States
Apr 12, 2014
Job Location 2175 K Street - 2175 K St NW - FB0133
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS)

Internal Applicants Only? Yes (University Wide)
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003368
Working Title: Lead Research Finance Administrator
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 18
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 04/10/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:

The Lead Research Finance Administrator is responsible for leading pre-award administrative functions and supervising the team of Center Finance Administrators (CFAs) within the Department of Health Policy. In addition, the Lead Research Finance Administrator will be responsible for a small, but complex portfolio of sponsored research and post-award assignments. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director, Administration in the Department of Health Policy. The position serves as liaison to central administrative offices including the Office of Vice President for Research, Grants and Contracts Accounting Services (GCAS) , the Supply Chain Organization, Procurement and Payroll regarding any sponsored research matters.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Accounting, or a closely related field is highly desired.

A minimum of 2 years professional business management experience that includes budget planning and administration, to include at least one year of supervisory experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Master's degree in Business, Management, Accounting, or a closely related field is highly desired.

A minimum of four years professional business management experience that includes budget planning and administration, to include at least one year of supervisory experience.

Previous hands-on experience managing and/or coordinating budget reporting related to sponsored projects and/or grant proposals.

Proficiency with a personal computer to develop financial, statistical, and narrative information.

Ability to multi-task assignments and to function within a fast paced, team-oriented work environment.

Some previous experience in a non-profit work environment.

Previous experience with pre- and post-award management.

Experience in contract management.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Lead Pre-Award Administration:

    Prepares budgets, budget justifications and final proposal packages for OVPR review.

    Serve as liaison with Office of the Vice-President for Research (OVPR) for proposals submitted by the Department of Health Policy.

    Ensures compliance with sponsor and university guidelines.

  • Lead Post-Award Management:

    Lead the team of finance administrators.
    Ensures fiscal responsibility on sponsored research projects.
    Monitor the compliance of sponsored projects with applicable regulations.
    Reviews and approves expenditures associated with sponsored research projects.
    Reviews P-Card transactions and approves reconciliation reports related to sponsored research projects.
    Oversees and reviews the monthly rent allocation prepared by the Center Finance Administrators.

  • Leads the effort certification process twice a year for the department.
    Directs a small research portfolio with complex financial requirements.
    Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
    Other duties as assigned.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you able to prioritize and manage a variety of activities and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Do you have experience working with research grants and/or contracts (Pre and Post Award)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience being fully accountable for a program, project, or event (communications, logistics, business content development, budgeting, process improvement, etc.)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have working knowledge of OMB Circulars A-133, A-21 and A-110?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you currently employed with The George Washington University?
    • No
    • Yes
  6. * Do you have a Masters degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.PI75602347