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Our Client, a prestigious Research Center of a local University, is seeking a permanent (DIrect Hire) Financial Manager to play a critical role in the Center’s financial planning and analysis (FP&A) activities. The right individual will be responsible for managing $20M in expenditures.

This is a leadership position with potential for future advancement. Only local candidates considered.

This position offers a great opportunity to support the mission of a dynamic Research Center in a fast-paced team-based environment. The Center, which will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is responsible for executing an iconic study, which is funded by a large contract. In addition, its efforts are supported by a portfolio of grants and other sponsored programs, as well as hard money accounts – all of which are managed by the Financial Manager.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Reporting to the Center’s Financial and Administrative Director.
  • Being responsible for budget development, and post award administration of sponsored programs, including tracking, reconciling, forecasting, and preparing financial reports.
  • Ensuring proper management of institutional hard money accounts for the FHS Center.
  • Conducting monthly reconciliation of all the Center’s expenditures for its portfolio of approximately 40 funding sources (including a large core Contract, grants, and hard money accounts).
  • Preparing reports for the Director of Finance and Principal Investigators during regular strategy discussions.
  • Optimizing the grant reconciliation and effort distribution administration processes while overseeing preparation of Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs), ensuring compliance with sponsor and institutional regulations, and educating staff on expense related policies such as those related to travel reimbursement.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • The ideal candidate for this role should have excellent organizational skills, great leadership qualities, and exceptional budgeting and monitoring skills.
  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree with 5-8 years of professional work experience, ideally with at least two years’ experience with FP&A for a research grant portfolio.
  • Have the ability to re-enforce relationships with department managers to ensure that funding is utilized optimally in support of research objectives, and to distill information into actionable items and to summarize complex funding situations succinctly (for example by use of dashboards) is essential.

This position is hybrid, requiring at least 1 day/ week onsite.

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