Grant Administrator - Public Sector Accounting
Posted on Sep 24, 2021 by Resource Solutions - Tilney Smith and Williamson
A Leading independently owned providers of investment management, financial planning, financial advisory, accountancy, tax and corporate services to private clients, corporates, professional practices, and non-profit organisations is looking for a Grant Administrator- Public Sector Accounting (PSA) to join them
Public Sector Accounting (PSA) is a team of professionals providing financial advisory, grant management and audit services to Irish Public Sector and not-for-profit organisations including Government bodies, agencies and local authorities The team is based in Dublin (Sandyford). We offer a dynamic, multi-cultural environment in which you can advance your career.
Public Sector Accounting (PSA) is recruiting a Grant Administrator for a Full time post. The post-holder will be accountable for providing a professional and comprehensive administrative, financial and project management services to a portfolio of research projects. The appointed Grant Administrator will be reporting directly to the PSA Management team and will work closely with the Principal Investigators leading the research projects.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will provide pre and post award administration including financial, project management and project coordination assistance across a portfolio of projects as determined by PSA Management. The post-holder will have a proven track record of managing and prioritising a varied research administration workload and must show flexibility and adaptability whilst performing their duties.
The Grant Administrator will undertake duties and be accountable for tasks that will include, but are not restricted to, the following activities:
- Work with other Project Coordinators and Principal Investigators (PI) to ensure project deadlines are achieved;
- Liaise regularly on project financial related matters with the respective EU/DAFM Project Officer and maintain appropriate communication channels;
- Compile and submit project financial reports in consultation with Principal Investigators using relevant on-line systems/portals as required;
- Accountable for tracking/reporting of projects including budgeting and financial progress reporting;
- Build relationships with and interact with key stakeholders within the respective Finance Offices of the participant organisations to ensure accurate and timely reporting;
- Liaise closely with the PI's, Finance offices and project research teams to ensure appropriate allocation of research budgets, accurate and correct spend, compliant and timely reporting;
- Work to anticipate and resolve any financial or operational issues arising;
- Provide appropriate advice and financial information and reporting to PSA Management relating to month end and grant administration;
- Ensure full integration of new research awards into Financial Reporting Systems;
- Ensure PSA is compliant with both clients and Funding Agency Financial Procedures and regulations;
- Other adhoc tasks as determined by PSA Management.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:
The ideal candidate must have:
- A relevant primary degree or equivalent and ideally three years relevant work experience in a similar role.
- A project management or financial qualification, would be advantageous
- Experience in post award financial management and co-ordination of EU/Irish funded research awards.
- A proven track record in project management over a number of years, preferably in a higher education institute or research performing organisation.
- Experience of working with grant management portals such as Smart-Simple, Sesame etc.
- Excellent communication and social skills with strong adherence to delivering outstanding service.
The candidate will be well organised, display proficient ability to coordinate and progress the tasks associated with the post on their own initiative and contribute to the on-going development, refinement and coordination of the management process.