Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by Georgetown University
The Financial Analyst is responsible for all post-award financial reporting requirements on sponsored projects for specified cost centers; billings on awards; account setup, timely and efficient maintenance, and closeout of sponsored projects. The Financial Analyst, under limited direction, researches and interprets applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards, and provides expert advice and oversight to faculty and staff in the administration for sponsored projects; The Financial Analyst will also work on special projects as assigned. Duties include but are not limited to:
Financial Reporting - External Reporting
- Review financial data for legitimacy, accuracy and allowability of charges in compliance with Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), analyze budgetary line items for material deviation and prepare and submit Financial Reports for federal, other-governmental, and privately sponsored projects.
- Responsible for coordinating with departments, reviewing submitted documents and submission of timely reports in accordance with sponsor financial reporting specifications.
- Assist with external audit reviews. Responsible for providing financial and project information for awards within assigned areas.
Financial Accounting and Compliance
- Review ledger accounts for Sponsored Projects (i.e., identify and correct accounting errors, request budget adjustments, etc.). Responsible for reviewing critical award information set up in the financial system. Responsible for working collaboratively with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of Research Services (i.e. pre-award offices) of needed budget adjustments or other corrections.
- Provide monthly overdraft reports to departments within policy timelines, and work with departments to clear overdrafts older than 90 days in accordance with Sponsored Accounting Office Overdraft policy and procedures.
- Review expenditures charged to sponsored awards for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness as per sponsors' regulations. Reconcile University Financial records to final reports; assist in resolving collection issues and closing out of awards. Request copies of (i.e., technical and invention reports) or prepare final reports (i.e final financial report, invoice or property reports) required on award.
- Maintain expert knowledge.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Serve as a resource to faculty, principle investigators, administrators, and finance staff in the administration of sponsored agreements.
- Provide timely and useful responses to inquiries.
- Recommend and/or assist supervisor in designing and presenting training packages tailored to department needs.
- Schedule regular meetings with departments requiring more post award monitoring supervision. Follow up on all communications to departments, principle investigators, and sponsors. Ensure quality control issues are identified and reported to supervisor.
- Bachelor's degree required; Accounting degree preferred, CPA candidate is a plus
- Two to four years of accounting and analysis experience
- One to two years working directly with grants and contracts
- Previous work in university or hospital setting with a medical research facility is a plus
- Strong accounting and analytical skills
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in computerized financial software
- Demonstrated understanding of research administration processes
- Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance [2 CFR 200] and its predecessors OMB Circulars A-110, A-21, A-133, A-122; FAR, PHS Guidelines, DS2 regulations, private agency guidelines, costing principles, and University procedures
- Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational and time management skills
- Good mathematical and Excel skills
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills and an effective team player
- Positive can-do attitude
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