Grant Accountant

Connecticut, United States
15 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Neurology Research Operations Manager, responsible for the post award financial management and stewardship for a portfolio of grants and contracts in the Department of Neurology. Assist faculty and administration with the overall management of the portfolio while exercising discretion and independent judgement.

Essential Duties

  1. Financial Analysis and Reporting:  Present financial information and recommendations thru data analysis and reporting in the development and maintenance of budgets. Identify funding issues and develop appropriate solutions. Review and approve reports for administrative actions including pre-award costs and no-cost extensions. Analyze data and develop complex analytical reports for principal investigators including trend analysis, forecast future financial scenarios, develop long range projections, and variance analyses.
  2. Proposal Development:  Develop proposals and budgets for grant and contract submissions; coordinate with partnering institutions.  Ensure compliance with sponsor regulations and University policies and procedures.   Advise principal investigators of new funding opportunities and requirements.
  3. Portfolio Management: Plan, organize and prioritize actions across multiple awards and investigators' portfolios. Ensure appropriate charging of expenses and integration of data. Advise and counsel principal investigators on financial issues and recommend alternative spending strategies, manage renewals, extensions and closeouts of grants, including final financial reporting to the sponsor. Analyze and negotiate budgets, contracts, and terms and conditions of research proposals.
  4. Compliance and Risk Management:  Responsible for providing appropriate guidance on compliance matters during management of portfolio and collaborates with account holders to maintain such compliance. Review, interpret and effectively apply sponsor policies on a variety of topics including cost allowability, budget management and other award management activities to ensure compliance with sponsoring agency requirements and University policies and procedures.
  5. Collaborative Finance Partner & Lead: Provides a high-level of service that maintains strong working relationships by interacting with faculty and internal and external contacts, such as the School of Medicine, Office of Research Administration and granting agencies by managing the internal pre award proposal process and the management of sponsored funding.
  6. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree required. Two years of related financial experience required.  Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with demonstrated outstanding organizational skills. Ability to work well as part of a team in a customer service environment.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects and function well with conflicting demands, deadlines and stressful situations.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated problem solving skills. Attention to detail for all financial transactions, deadlines and communications.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong time management skills and ability to independently prioritize tasks. Ability to work independently to identify program needs and meet deadlines.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Exemplary time and attendance.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience with Yale University Proposal Development System (IRES PD), Yale Budget Tool (YBT) and/or Workday Financial System. Knowledgeable of Yale Policies and Procedures.

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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