Financial Analyst, Sponsored Accounting and Reporting - Division of Financial Affairs

Washington D.C.
Aug 18, 2017
Oct 19, 2017
Accountant, Analyst
Full Time
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Financial Analyst, Sponsored Accounting and Reporting - Division of Financial Affairs

The Financial Analyst is responsible for all post-award financial reporting requirements on sponsored projects for specified cost centers; billings on awards; account setup, timely and efficient maintenance, and closeout of sponsored projects.  Under limited director, s/he researches and interprets applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards; provides expert advice and oversight to faculty and staff in the administration for sponsored projects; and works on special projects as assigned.  Reporting to the Associate Director of Sponsored Projects Accounting and Reporting, the Financial Analyst has duties that include but are not limited to:

Financial Reporting - External Reporting

  • Reviews financial data for legitimacy, accuracy and allowability of charges in compliance with Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200); analyzes budgetary line items for material deviation, and prepares and submits Financial Reports for federal, other-governmental, and privately sponsored projects; and coordinates with departments, and reviews submitted documents and submission of timely reports in accordance with sponsor financial reporting specifications.
  • Assists with external audit reviews, providing financial and project information for awards within assigned areas.

Financial Accounting and Compliance

  • Reviews ledger accounts for Sponsored Projects (i.e., identifies and corrects accounting errors, requests budget adjustments); reviews critical award information set up in the financial system; and works collaboratively with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of Research Services (i.e., pre-award offices) regarding needed budget adjustments or other corrections.
  • Provides monthly overdraft reports to departments within policy timelines, and works with departments to clear overdrafts older than 90 days in accordance with Sponsored Accounting Office Overdraft policy and procedures.
  • Reviews expenditures charged to sponsored awards for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness as per sponsors' regulations; reconciles University Financial records to final reports; assists in resolving collection issues and closing out of awards; and request copies of (i.e., technical and invention reports) or prepares final reports (i.e., final financial report, invoice, or property reports) required on award.

Customer Service

Serves as a resource to faculty, principle investigators, administrators, and finance staff in the administration of sponsored agreements; provides timely and useful responses to inquiries; and recommends and/or assists supervisor in designing and presenting training packages tailored to department needs; schedules regular meetings with departments requiring more post award monitoring supervision; follows up on all communications to departments, principle investigators, and sponsors; and ensures quality control issues are identified and reported to supervisor.

Maintenance of Expert Knowledge

  • Maintains sponsored accounting industry knowledge base.
  • Understands and keep current on Federal compliance issues (OMB Uniform Guidance [2 CFR 200] and its predecessors OMB Circulars A-110, A-21, A-133, A-122, PHS guidelines, Federal Demonstration Partnership guidelines, and agency-specific guidelines).
  • Understands and keeps current on other governmental and private sponsor guidelines.
  • Understands and keeps current on Accounting Standards (for example, FASB, GAAP).
  • Understands and keeps current on University policies and procedures.
  • Understands and keeps current on University financial management systems.
  • Participates in Industry activities as assigned (Federal Demonstration Partnership, Council on Governmental Relations, National Council of University Research Administrators, and Society of Research Administrators).


  • Bachelor's degree  - preference for degree in Accounting
  • 2 to 3 years of accounting and analysis experience, and 2 to 3 years of working directly with grants and contracts - preferably in a university or hospital setting with a medical research facility
  • Strong accounting skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in computerized financial software.
  • Demonstrated understanding of research administration processes.
  • Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance [2 CFR 200] and its predecessors OMB Circulars A-110, A-21, A-133, A-122; FAR, PHS Guidelines, DS2 regulations, private agency guidelines, costing principles, and University procedures

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Good mathematical and Excel skills
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

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