A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should specifically address why you are interested in this position and how your experience and skills directly relate to the responsibilities and qualifications of this position. The Michigan Neuroscience Institute is an inclusive workplace that encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds and with diverse experiences to apply.
Provide high level financial support in the execution of budgets, financial planning, analysis, and long-range forecasting for all financial mechanisms within the Institute, including sponsored research grants.
Organize and execute the coordinated activities of the Pritzker Consortium and report to the Michigan Consortium Co-Directors. Manage award disbursement to other sites via wire transfer/non-PO voucher, process yearly UM budget allocations. Oversee, maintain, and monitor financial activity of the Consortium.
Analysis and monitoring of accounting, budgeting, and financial activities for all fund types.
Evaluate and provide interpretation of financial analyses to faculty and Institute administrator.
Prepare multi-project financial projections for faculty. Prepare ad-hoc reports as needed.
Work with Institute Administration as needed for all-funds and departmental reports, forecasts, and financial commitments and establish controls to keep within the budget.
Reconcile and review project grant budgets and expenditures, investigate and resolve discrepancies on Institute accounts including sponsored grants to ensure expenses are appropriate according to Institute and sponsor guidelines and complying with Uniform Guidance standards.
Assess changes in funding and expenditure to ensure that funds are being spent within the award deadline and guidelines and monitor award balances.
Effort review, including tracking faculty and staff effort to minimize retroactive appointment changes.
Proactively monitor faculty and staff effort to anticipate gaps in funding, and initiate Personnel Action Requests for changes of effort.
Serve as an Institute Liaison with ORSP and Medical School Administration.
Work closely with ORSP and Sponsored Programs, coordinate and process budget allocations, review financial statements, Financial Status Reports, and other compliance reports before submission to sponsors; assist in closing out projects.
Assist faculty with the preparation of sponsored research post-award progress reports, carry-forward requests, and post award change requests.
Prepare sub-project requests and process budget allocations.
Coordinate accounting matters and collaborate with other departments.
Analyze, compare, and evaluate various courses of action with authority to make independent decisions within the scope of responsibilities.
Utilize M-Pathways, Business Objects, M-Reports, and departmental accounting software to initiate and process financial activities.
Maintain data in departmental accounting software. Initiate and process journal entries as needed. Troubleshoot procurement and vendor payment problems.
Oversee and assist with PCard and Concur activities. Review and approve financial transactions and payments.
Prepare pre-award grant proposal and renewal budgets.
Prepare PAF’s and orchestrate grant proposal through eResearch.
Provide budget, administrative shell, and forms for grant proposals for a subset of the MNI investigators to various agencies after reviewing rules and regulations.
Work closely with faculty and assist in the preparation of proposals; track the progress of each proposal through the UM system to assure timely submissions; ensure compliance with sponsor regulations.
Assist with the develop and/or implementation of new administrative policies dealing with grant proposals.
Integrate Institute financial structure with ongoing changes in overall University and Medical School.
Other activities may include: copier and dry ice rebills, Internal Controls annual certification and quarterly report review, tuition advance/reimbursement requests, building access requests, procurement oversight and occasional processing, PeoplePay requests.
Bachelor’s degree 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
Minimum 3-5 years of total accounting, finance, and/or post-award research administration experience
Reasonable knowledge of UM policies, rules and regulations is necessary. Reasonable knowledge of accounting principles and applications is necessary.
Provide excellent customer service, exercise outstanding independent judgement with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities and deadlines.
Exceptional interpersonal, organization, and problem-solving skills
Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, with high attention to detail.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team.
Advanced Excel, Business Objects, and M-Pathways skills, including: eResearch, Financials & Physicals Resource System, and Human Resources Management System.
Experience managing sponsored project from a wide variety of sponsors, including the National Institutes of Health
Possess a strong understanding of University procurement policies and procedures, including business travel and hosting expense guidelines
Advanced understanding of post-award research administration and policies, including Uniform Guidance restrictions and experience ensuring compliance with expenditures on research projects
Experience in reconciliations, and management of the fiscal resources of a primarily research unit and the preparation of detailed budgets and forecasts. Experience in the preparation of detailed monthly and annual financial reports.
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