Research Account Analyst

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
03 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This position will support the functions of the Research Finance office under the NU-Research Enterprise Services for sponsored activities by making sure that the university is in compliance with applicable federal regulations, sponsor requirements and university policies with a focus on fiscal compliance.

The Research Account Analyst is responsible for the fiscal management of externally funded sponsored projects, from federal, state, foreign and private sources and manages their portfolio from award acceptance to closeout and reconciliation. The position is expected to foster consultative relationships as well as support a professional internal environment, providing award support and training especially in the area of compliance. The individual is expected to exercise independent judgement and discretion and take initiative in the management of grants and contracts through working collaboratively with Research Enterprise Services and other University personnel.

The candidate must have proven experience with cross functional activity in complex decentralized organization with strong emphasis on building consensus in a collaborative manner. This individual must have strong Excel skills and be able to perform complex analysis on large data sets to assess financial risk and provide accurate and timely reporting on a monthly basis.

This position also deals with several different agency portals, such as Payment Management System, Wide Area Work Flow and ACM$.

Other key skills include: Interpersonal, organizational, time management, problem solving, decision making, collaboration and customer service. A Culture of Service: The RAA works with the Associate Directors and Director with regard to fiscal compliance of sponsored awards, AR monitoring and reporting at Northeastern. A key success factor for this role is being current with respect to federal regulations as well as the ability to train others on the application of these regulations. The ability to create and maintain a culture of service, accountability and timeliness is essential.
Compliance and Stewardship: This role must treat effective compliance as an equal priority, stay abreast of sponsor rules, regulations and policy changes, as well as institutional best practices in research administration and finance. Participate in sponsored research initiatives and projects as assigned, as well as leading the adoption of best practices to promote continuous improvement making sure that the highest quality standards are met.