Team Lead Grants Accountant

Silver Spring, MD
Sep 28, 2022
Oct 01, 2022
Finance, Other
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group in partnership with a premier health system, is searching for a driven Team Lead Grants Accountant. The Accountant will lead the post award account setup, effort commitment and other compliance related business processes for all grant awards. They will also participate in the monitoring and evaluation of ongoing projects. The ideal candidate will have prior grant management, administration, and PeopleSoft. If you are looking for a new opportunity as a next step in your career, apply now!


  • Manage full cycle grants management activities beginning with pre-award assessments, monitoring, compliance and close-out procedures
  • Analyze all sponsor requirements; ensure compliant preparation and submission of grant and contract proposals by applying sponsor guidelines and federal/state policies
  • Assist with the development of strategies, and negotiating of terms and conditions and their documentation for sub-grants and contracts
  • Maintain accountability with teams; coordinate programs activities to ensure adherence to implementation plans, deadlines, and grant lifecycle
  • Effectively handle and administer multiple research awards; manage budget revisions, continued funding, provide financial updates and provide general financial assistance
  • Collaborate with various offices within the research institute to perform tasks to maintain the grants, contracts and clinical trials within the portfolio
  • Ensure project requirements, policies, and procedures are followed by internal staff
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested

Qualifications/Background Profile:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration or related field required
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in post award financial matters related to sponsored research
  • Strong Knowledge in NIH Grants Policy Statement, FAR and DFAR clauses, Uniform Guidance, OMB Circulars and Single Audit (formerly A-133) and in addition to 45 CFR Part 74, Appendix E
  • Experience with grants / projects administration and an ERP contractual and/or financial system is a plus
  • Experience with systems used, including Huron Click, PeopleSoft Financial and Human Capital modules, Huron eCrt and Business Intelligence
  • Extensive and/or comprehensive knowledge of the applicable OMB Circulars and other Federal regulations pertinent to grants and contracts accounting
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications; intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative analysis
  • Requires attention to detail and the ability to operate with considerable independence to effectively establish priorities and work accurately under time constraints


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Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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