Research Administration Analyst

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
May 29, 2022
Jun 25, 2022
Full Time
Research Administration AnalystThe George Mason University, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), invites qualified applicants to apply for our Research Administration Analyst. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the position:As part of the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Research Administration Analyst serves a critical role in supporting post award research activities at George Mason by facilitating the review and processing of award expenditures, serving as a resource to department and college administrators, and ensuring successful set up of sponsored awards in the University financial system. This position requires a significant emphasis on customer service, financial monitoring and an understanding of federal, state, and University rules and regulations governing sponsored research. This position is not eligible for telework.Responsibilities:Performs specific grant-related post-award functions including expenditure review, labor distribution changes, and budget variance analysis;Tracks the status of transactions received for processing and follows up as needed, provides initial transaction review and prepares documents for final review and approval by manager;Reviews financial expenditures on sponsored awards for accuracy;Provides guidance and serves a resource for department administrators on matters related to financial award administration;Responds promptly to inquiries or requests for assistance as they relate to post award financial management;Performs analysis of issues and determines appropriate resolution;Finalizes new awards and modifications through completion of the budget entry, access requests, and award/modification notifications;Reviews new awards and modifications for accuracy after they are entered in the financial system;Assists in the preparation of materials related to audit inquiries for internal, sponsor, federal or state audits;Performs other related duties incidental to the position.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience;Some (generally two (2)+ years) relevant professional experience in research administration, financial grants management, or related field;Post award experience and knowledge of Uniform Guidance;Knowledge of, and ability to interpret, federal, state, sponsor and University guidelines;Demonstrated effective written, verbal and interpersonal skills;Ability to work collaboratively with other teams throughout the university;Proficient skills in Excel and other Microsoft based software applications, problem solving and analytical skills, and strong attention to detail;Well organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently.Preferred Qualifications:Experience with Ellucian Banner financial system;Experience in an academic or related research environment;Certified Research Administrator or similar accreditation.Candidates must be:A citizen of the United States;A person who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States (a "Green Card" holder);A person who is a "protected individual" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a) (3); orA person who is otherwise able to become generally eligible to receive unclassified technical data pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.Mason offers a great benefits package, including retirement, life insurance, supplemental retirement options, flexible reimbursement accounts, health benefits and much more!

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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