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Senior Financial Research Administrator

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Jan 10, 2023

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Senior Financial Research AdministratorAs the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Senior Financial Research Administrator, you will be a part of the Post Award team and play an important role in financial compliance oversight and post award administration. This position requires a significant emphasis on customer service, financial monitoring and an understanding and ability to interpret complex regulations, requirements and terms and conditions to ensure compliance. As part of the Financial Post Award Administration team in OSP, you will interface regularly with other OSP staff, department and college research administrators, University central office staff, faculty, and external sponsors.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.Responsibilities:Reviews and approves financial transactions for compliance with university and sponsor guidelines;Serves as a resource to faculty and department or college level administrators regarding matters related to award set up, sponsor terms and conditions, and policies, procedures, and federal requirements governing post award management of sponsored awards;Maintains a working knowledge of external regulatory requirements to ensure compliance;Completes award set up for new awards and processes modification for assigned portfolio of units;Responds promptly to inquiries or requests for assistance as they relate to post award financial management. Performs analysis of issues and determines appropriate resolution;Assist in the preparation of materials related to audit inquiries for internal, sponsor, federal or state audits;Serves on working groups or other special initiatives as needed; andReports to the Director, Post Award and completes special projects as needed and performs other related duties incidental to the position.Required Qualifications:Considerable relevant professional experience in research administration (generally 3+ years);Bachelor's degree in Business administration, Accounting, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience;Post award experience and extensive knowledge of Uniform Guidance;Knowledge of, and ability to interpret, federal, state, sponsor and university guidelines;Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills;Ability to work collaboratively with other teams throughout the university;Strong skills in Excel and other Microsoft based software applications, problem solving & analytical skills, and strong attention to detail; andWell organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently.Preferred Qualifications:Experience with Ellucian Banner financial system;Knowledge and experience with sponsor research administration systems;Experience in an academic or related research environment; andCertified 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.

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 over 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.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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