Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Finance Manager (Sponsored Projects) to join the Research Financial Management team!
The group is responsible for post-award research fund administration, review, and approval of fiscal expenditures. We review the application and analysis of budgetary controls for funding sponsors. We also ensure institutional compliance with federal, state, agency, governing regulations, policies, and procedures concerning sponsored and non-sponsored research.
You serve as the principal administrative resource and contact between investigators, external funding agencies, and MSK. Act as an information consultant for the researchers in the institution.
While this position is a hybrid role, potential on-site visits are limited to 1-2 times a year. Most of the time will be spent working remotely.
- An effective communicator; with strong interpersonal and oral communication skills. Efficiently interact with designated faculty and administrations, as well as with external contacts.
- Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining professional and courteous service to our customers.
- Proactive; with a high standard of ability to work with minimum supervision.
- Collaborative and comfortable working as part of a team to interpret policies and procedures.
- Solution oriented and exercise good judgment to solve problems within the scope of the position.
- Accurate in developing and managing budgets, projecting expenditures, and managing recommended solutions.
- Assume financial control of assigned departments and review funding expenditures by the investigators. Monitor cost allowability, administrative reasonableness, appropriate award applicability, and funding availability.
- Establish management and administrative controls for all grants, contracts, and other research funding mechanisms. Advise investigators and department administration about funding availability and potential issues.
- Ensure rules for grants management are understood, disseminated, and followed. This includes supervising federal sources, voluntary agencies, industrial contracts, philanthropic sources, and MSK institutional policy.
- In collaboration with the investigator, establish and maintain annual budgets for research awards. Act as a resource for research investigators in the area of financial award management. Be a point of contact between the investigator and the awarding agencies.
- Maintain discretion for confidential information and appropriately handle critical information and sensitive situations.
- 2-4 years of experience in a related field; preferably an administration environment performing duties similar to the above.
- Bachelor's Degree preferred
- Knowledge of federal agency regulations, policies and procedures, circulars, laws, and federal acquisition regulations applicable to sponsored programs.
- Mid to sophisticated level skills in Microsoft Office and business intelligence products such as Tableau or Cognos.
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