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Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 3310632
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Assistant Financial Manager
Accounting Services

Position Description
Oversees a section in Accounting Services; coordinates activities of personnel to carry out departmental objectives related to assigned funding sources and/or systems management to include interpretation and compliance of relevant regulations, policies and procedures.

Major/Essential Functions
  • Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel engaged in the post-award project management of the university's sponsored projects.
  • Assist with oversight of project management team compliance reviews, new award check in process, provide necessary approvals, coordinate internal award management needs, and assist with audits (internal or external) when needed.
  • Review and establish sponsored projects in the university's financial system; Facilitate communication needed for award element changes and conduct/attend PI meetings as needed; Monitor/process accounting records for compliance and accuracy.
  • Perform project management functions for assigned funds and implement efficiencies in daily work and monitoring processes.
  • Assist AMD with implementing strategic goals for Research Accounting in service to the goals & objectives of Accounting Services (AS) and the University.
  • Assist with collaboration efforts between institutional constituents (primarily principal investigators and college/department staff) and/or other research institutions in order to gain efficiencies, enhance information systems, provide training and education regarding sponsored project administration and to establish best practices for managing sponsored projects.
  • Oversee assigned compliance reviews, co-lead compliance committees, provide input on award T&Cs and assist with internal and external audits.
  • Demonstrated competency in verbal and written communication, time management, accounting or analytical procedures, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the institution, which includes advising principal investigators and sponsored programs administration staff.
  • Knowledge of higher education administration.
  • Experience interpreting and implementing Federal, State and Private industry grant and contract regulations.
  • Ability to learn complex information systems and exhibit proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Ability to handle complex multiple tasks effectively and serve as the technical leader Work requires strong project management, communication and organization skills

Required Qualifications
Bachelors degree in a job related field plus three years experience related to the assigned area; OR a combination or education and/or related experience equal to seven years.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with year-end project close out; Federal & State audit processes; post-award grant invoicing, financial reporting, award set up and award closeout; and Banner, Cognos and Cayuse (or similar financial, reporting and grants management systems.
  • Bachelor's degree in business or closely related field; 3+ years experience of grant/research administration; and CRA/CPRA/CFRA certificate or eligible candidate.

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