The Financial Analyst (FA) will serve as one of several financial professionals within the post-award unit in the Office of Research Administration. The FA will work closely with campus faculty, project directors and administrative staff in monitoring expenditures and project activities in conformance with sponsor, University and auditor requirements. The FA manages an assigned portfolio of sponsored projects and is the primary contact for questions from campus faculty and staff related to that portfolio. The FA will serve as a liaison to other institutional offices, sponsors and auditors, as needed, related to project terms and conditions, expenditures, business procedures, cash management, regulatory requirements, reporting procedures and other sponsored projects activities.
The FA will be familiar with specific sponsor requirements, general University business forms and practices and systems. The FA will independently interpret federal, state and other sponsor requirements and apply them to specific projects and situations. This position is also responsible for understanding financial accountability, reporting, compliance oversight, audit procedures and professional ethics.
The FA works independently with minimal supervision from the Team Lead and Supervisor. The FA works cooperatively in a team environment, assuring that all necessary post-award administrative activities including (but not limited to) invoicing, account reconciliations (including oversight for allowable costs, rebudgeting restrictions, fund balances or other sponsor requirements), sub contract monitoring, cash management and all reporting tasks are completed by sponsor and office deadlines.
The FA will use good, independent judgement skills and creative thinking capabilities, be able to resolve issues, suggest alternative solutions and complete tasks within the regulatory and university environment. The FA will work accurately with a high volume of detailed financial transactional data while assuring timely completion of tasks and comprehensive oversight of conformance with general system and sponsor deadlines and other regulatory or reporting requirements.
The FA will work well in a cooperative and coordinated team environment and be able to work well in a dynamic work environment where specific tasks, forms, systems, regulations, procedures, reports and other requirements are subject to change based on sponsor, audit or University policy/system changes. Assigned specific tasks are subject to realignment based on overall office workload or system or regulatory changes or other office priorities. Good performance is reviewed on a task completed basis, with a high degree of accuracy while meeting all deadline and policy/procedure and compliance requirements.
Special Instructions To Application:
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Bachelor’s degree in accounting, banking, finance, business administration, economics, or related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 400278
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Economic Development and Engagement (REDE) is responsible for research policy and integrity, research administration and contract negotiations across ECU for both the main campus and the health sciences campus. The division directs new intellectual enterprises, including technology transfer. Industry, military and government agency research partnerships and community engagement and economic development activities across the eastern half of North Carolina are also managed by the division. REDE is responsible for the following units under its umbrella: Office of Research Administration, Office of Human Subjects Protections, Office of Research Integrity & Compliance, Office of Research Development, Office of National Security & Industry Initiatives, Office of Economic & Community Engagement, Office of Innovation & New Ventures, Office of Licensing & Commercialization, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee.
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