Temporary Administrator - Research Closeout

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Temporary
Location: Golden
Categories: Research Administration/Grants/Proposals

Position Title: Temporary Administrator - Research Closeout
Job Description: The Temporary Administrator will be responsible for various accounting-related functions in the Office of Research Administration (ORA). This position will be a temporary member of the Post-Award Team and serve as a resource to faculty and administrators in the financial administration of sponsored research awards. This position is anticipated to work 30-40 hours per week for approximately 3-4 months.

This position requires critical thinking and accounting skills to apply financial updates to sponsored activity. Responsibilities will include the Sponsored Research Project Closeout duties listed below.

  • Reconcile and analyze cash with sponsor balances against budget, expenses and revenue.
  • Obtain, analyze and interpret financial data required for federal and non-federal financial. Accurately generate and submit all financial reports to sponsors.
  • Review and prepare project accounts for closure, resolve cash deficits and accounts receivable outstanding encumbrance or payable issues, process refunds or fund transfers if necessary, prepare correcting entries and close projects in the School finance system.
  • Consult with ORA and campus personnel regarding allowable expenses and balances.
  • Verify that indirect costs are accurate, cost-sharing/matching funds are identified and reported
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate degree in business, accounting, finance or the equivalent in experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, and the ability to use and navigate complex databases and enterprise systems
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills and experience working effectively in a diverse community
Preferred Qualifications:  
Department Description: The Office of Research Administration's (ORA) mission is to provide administrative and business support to faculty engaged in the research enterprise. ORA assists with proposal preparation contract and grant negotiation and acceptance, expense monitoring, financial reporting, billing and accounts receivable and financial closeout of a research project. ORA also provides training to faculty and staff, initiates and implements policies and procedures, serves as a liaison with project sponsors and ensures compliance with federal, state and School rules, regulations and policies.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required).
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information but is anticipated to be approximately $22.86 per hour. 
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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