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Accounting and Research Administrator

Company: HRU Tech
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: November 23, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title:
Accounting and Research Administrator

Type of Position:
6 month contract position (likely for extension, possible for goingdirect)

Candidate Requirements:
This position is ONLY open to candidates who have permanent workauthorization in the United States. This includes US Citizens andPermanent Residents (Green Card Holders) ONLY.

Job Location:
East Lansing, MI

Compensation:
Negotiable (depending on experience)

Benefits:
Available (health insurance, dental, vision, 401k,etc)
Paid vacation / holidays not available on contract

Job Description:
HRU Technical Resources is partnering with a leading Universitysresearch division to place an Accounting and ResearchAdministrator. In this role candidates will develop, collect,interpret, analyze, and audit documentation to support projectrequirements and control account manager needs in accordance withapplicable federal, state, local, and university policies, procedures,and regulations.

Position Responsibilities:
Facilitate the administration, monitoring, andfinancial management of moderately complex research projects inaccordance with applicable federal, state, local, and universitypolicies, procedures, and regulations
Review and audit project financial reports againstthe University's financial reporting systems
Develop and implement budgets and forecasts as wellas monitor project ongoing financials and budgets for accuracy
Compile, verify and analyze data in order to assistin the preparation of reports for faculty, senior management,affiliated departments and outside agencies.
Identify financial issues and notify management ina timely manner while working cross-functionally to mitigate
Oversee special research projects as assigned

Position Duties:
Execute work to meet project milestones andperformance objectives (cost, scope and schedule)
Plan to perform work in a safe manner
Perform work with quality
Produce quality work under limited line managersupervision and report on findings
Accomplish the requirements of multiple teammembers simultaneously and with exemplary quality while under pressure
Perform multiple assignments and deliver qualityanalysis under time constrained deadlines
Assist in developing and implementingdivision/department policies and procedures
Interpret and assist in implementing new systemsand project information
Develop project and/or systems work scope, cost,and schedule
Execute work to meet project objectives
Identify new initiatives

Required Qualifications:
Knowledge equivalent to that which would normallybe acquired by completing a four-year college degree program inAccounting, Business Administration or Finance; three to five years ofrelated and progressively more responsible or expansive work experiencein research administration, including the area of post award processes;or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Completion of Essentials of Research Administrationcertificate series or equivalent within one year
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.Excel experience is IMPORTANT and the ideal candidate would be anexpert level user in Excel and be able to create pivot tables andmacros.
Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:
Microsoft Excel Power Query or BI experience is abig plus
Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Accounting ishighly desired.
Knowledge of University policies and practices
Good customer relations/service skills; Establishedproblem-solving skills
Understanding of federal regulations and theFederal Cost Policy with the ability to give guidance to laboratoryemployees on what is allowable
Strong Accounting background
Expert-level user of Microsoft Excel
Experience with ERP systems (i.e. EBS andIFS)
Technical aptitude to pick up new software withlimited support and training
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment anddeliver high quality support to the team in a timely manner

Work Direction and Interfaces:
Reports to the department Accounting AssistantManager in order to receive direction, request assistance and reviewwork
Interfaces with team members in order to provideexpertise and advice on administrative issues, exchange information,coordinate administrative and operational needs, present financial andregulatory information and solve problems
Interacts with principal investigators and controlaccount managers to interpret administrative and operational needs andfacilitate support

Work Environment:
This will be a standard 1st shift position (exacthours to be determined)

Keywords: HRU Tech, East Lansing , Accounting and Research Administrator, Accounting, Auditing , East Lansing, Michigan

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