Research Administrator, Post Award Financial Operations

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
23 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Research Administrator is responsible for overseeing major sponsored project awards. Serves as the focal point between the sponsoring agency and the Principal Investigator in the fiscal administration of grants and contracts. Major duties of this position include reviewing fiscal aspects of account set-up, keeping abreast with a variety of constantly changing federal regulations, monitoring fiscal performance on awards, preparing final financial reports of expenditures, initiating grant closeout process, assisting and instructing Principal Investigators and their staff in grant management procedures, resolve over expenditure problems and assist Cash Management team as needed with billing and collections.

The Research Administrator performs a variety of analytical and quality assurance activities to ensure compliance with accounting principles, sponsor requirements, federal and state guidelines and University policies.

Required Skills

B.A./B.S., and three to five years of related experience. Candidate should have excellent organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidate should be a self-starter, diplomatic, pro-active, and able to adapt and advance knowledge of skills, methods, practices, policies and/or procedures and a moderate degree of innovation, analysis and reasoning to complete work that is somewhat project-oriented and involves some complex problems and/or decisions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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