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Boston University FINANCIAL AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR, School of Medicine, Dean's Office in BOSTON, Massachusetts




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Grade 47

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The Office of Finance and Grants Administration (OFGA) provides a centralized, specialized financial, and grants management service throughout the School of Medicine. It currently oversees seven departments within the School of Medicine totaling over $40,000,000 in current annual balance. The Financial and Grants Administrator (FGA) under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration, will be a part of the OFGA team and is responsible for post-award grant management for a diverse portfolio of federal and non-federal grants, Center funds and discretionary funds. The position provides financial oversight to the assigned clinical trial portfolio; day to day management of assigned clinical trials to ensure deliverables are met in all phases of trial; communication to internal team members on billing and invoicing status and ensuring timelines are met. The FGA, will work closely with researchers and other members of the team and will be responsible for analyzing financial reports and projections for trends and presenting data analysis and financial reports to the Department's Principal Investigators (PIs) and the Director of Finance - for use in long-term planning and decision-making. The FGA will respond to a variety of financial inquiries as they arise and will work closely with other offices to ensure all problems are addressed in timely manner.

Required Skills

Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Working with the Director of Finance in monitoring and reconciling post-award expenditures/invoices

Following up with any problems discovered and resolving with appropriate actions

Monitoring post-award budgetary expenses for his/her portfolio to ensure compliance in accordance with granting agencies and University guidelines

Ensuring expenditures are allowable and allocated to correct funds

Advising Principal Investigators on Boston University's policies and procedures, as well as providing expertise and guidance regarding NIH and other sponsors' rules and regulations

Attending meetings, trainings and workshops to stay current on job-related regulations and policies

HR responsibilities:

Backup other departments as needed

Other duties as assigned by the Director

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.