Rockefeller University Grants Accountant in New York, New York
Job Title Grants Accountant
Laboratory / Department Finance
The Finance Department of the University encompasses the Controller's Office and the Office of Budget, Treasury and Research Administration. These offices are dedicated to ensuring the integrity of data submitted, recorded and reported and to providing the highest level of financial services in support of the University's mission in Biomedical Research.
The Grants Accountant will be responsible for fiscal matters related to assigned grants and contract awards. Responsibilities include administering awards in accordance with sponsoring agency policies and regulations, notifying appropriate sponsors and/or Development with regards to outstanding Grant receivables/funds and monitoring accounts receivable as well as laboratory grant activity on a daily basis. Will perform accounting for grants and contracts including private donor and government funded grants, reconcile monthly statements to budgets, prepare financial reports and invoices to awarding agencies. The Grants Accountant will provide support to Principal Investigators (PI) and administrators through meetings as well as verbal and written communication. Will be responsible for notifying PIs or Laboratory Administrators of any spending rate irregularities, such as over- or under-spending, and will provide grant expenditure forecasting to PIs or Lab Administrators upon request. Will respond to Office of Sponsored Research's unobligated balance inquiries and obtain a spending plan from the laboratory administrator as needed. Additional responsibilities include investigating and verifying faculty transactions upon request from the Payroll Department, analyzing total laboratory financial capability (including university unrestricted funding) of all laboratories assigned, and serving as a back-up to the Senior Grants Accountant when he is out of the office.
Bachelor's degree required; educational emphasis in accounting or business preferred. Knowledge of accounting for grants and contracts and experience in post-award grants administration with knowledge of grants accounting principles a plus. Computer proficiency, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with faculty and laboratory administrators on a professional level required. Must have excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans