Grants Analyst / Accountant
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute - La Jolla, CA

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Under specific direction, the Grants Analyst/Accountant will be responsible for post-award grant administration in support of the Institute’s grant management and accounting functions.

Will oversee a portfolio of accounts including tracking revenue and expenses, analyzing financial statements, preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, forecasting financial trends, ensuring compliance with federal, state, commercial and private funding agency policies, and performing all other related duties and tasks as required or assigned.

The Grants Analyst will provide quality customer service to Faculty and laboratory support staff by supplying timely and accurate funding information, answering questions and providing requested reports, and formulating and presenting recommendations for proper portfolio management. Will develop and maintain positive relationships with client groups and will regularly meet with assigned Faculty to review the financial status of the laboratory operations.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Requires a bachelors degree in finance, accounting, business administration or a related field and 1+ years of related professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained

Requires a professional demeanor, strong analytical and math skills, excellent verbal/written communication, customer service and interpersonal skills, the ability to effectively interact with individuals from various cultures and backgrounds, and a proven ability to meet deadlines and research/resolve problems independently. Must have professional proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically strong Excel skills) and the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.

Previous experience in a non-profit scientific research environment is strongly preferred.

This is an entry-level accounting position.

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