This is a 2-year term assignment.
As the primary client relationship manager for Principal Investigators and their staff, provide the technical expertise, leadership, and customer service necessary to effectively manage both public and private grants and contracts. Design and deliver training to clients to reinforce best practices and legal compliance. Act as a fiscal monitor, grant accounting expert, and post-award compliance authority, in a manner upon which world-class faculty can rely. Administer post-award activities for NYU's global sites. Interpret complex award documents, as well as Federal government policies and their corresponding University policies, procedures
and guidelines. Manage accounts using established OMB requirements. Analyze and recommend the type of project (e.g., federal, nonfederal, restricted), the purpose of the award and all relevant grant restrictions in order to establish appropriate project accounts in the general ledger and create project chart-fields to reference award documentation. Ensure budgetary controls are established so awards are not exceeded. Develop analytical reports evaluating the grant portfolio or specific grant, contract accounting or finance issues. Respond to external and internal audits and management requests, ensuring the comprehensive documentation of all relevant activities.
Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, or related subject
5 years' related experience. Must include experience with Federal grants and post-award administration,
analysis and reconciliation of grant accounts, and facilitate developing complex financial reports/ analysis.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Extensive knowledge of grants administration, including OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, and A-133 regulations, as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and Word software and accounting applications; comfort working with and learning new and complicated computer systems; proficiency with spreadsheet, database, word processing, and query tool software. The ability to do Macros in Excel. The ability to communicate complex information (mostly financial, legal, and regulatory) to a diverse population, both verbally and in writing. The ability to understand long-term goals, and decipher financial implications of programmatic models, and the ability to frame results of financial and policy analysis in a clear, cogent and concise manner. Must possess diplomacy, confidentiality, and strong relationship building skills. Excellent planning, analytical and problem solving skills; strong quantitative and statistical modeling skills. The ability to work in a high paced, fast-moving, intellectually rigorous environment.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a 2-year term assignment in the Post Award Accounting department.
Projected Position Start Date:
New York University - 23 months ago
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