Senior Compliance Analyst, Sponsored Projects - Division of Financial Affairs

Washington D.C.
Sep 13, 2017
Feb 02, 2018
Analyst, Finance
Full Time
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Senior Compliance Analyst, Sponsored Projects - Division of Financial Affairs

The Senior Compliance Analyst handles the coordination of all external and internal audits involving sponsored projects, preparation, and delivery of training for staff and the research community. S/he serves as a resource to the Student Advocacy Office analysts, faculty, principal investigators, administrators, Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Sponsored Research, and finance staff in the administration of sponsored agreements and to ensure that operational responsibilities are fulfilled, policies are enforced and customer service goals are reached. Reporting to the Associate Director of Sponsored Projects and Compliance, the Senior Compliance Analyst has additional responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

Customer Service & Training

  • Serves as a resource to faculty, principal investigators, administrators, and finance staff in the administration of sponsored agreements. 
  • Uses the customer service system to respond to compliance questions from the research community. 
  • Provides timely, accurate and useful responses to inquiries. 
  • Follows up on all communications forwarded to departments, principal investigators, and sponsors. 
  • Ensures quality control issues are identified and submits quality control issue recommendations to supervisor.
  • Assists in preparing training materials and participates in campus education sessions provided by Sponsored Projects Financial Operations (SPFO). 
  • Maintains content for Sponsored Accounting website.

Audit Support & Expert Knowledge

  • Assists the Associate Director with the coordination of the University response to internal and external audits. 
  • Supports gathering and preparation of documentation for audits. 
  • Provides support to the university personnel under audit.
  • Works closely with external and internal auditors.
  • Understands and keeps current on Federal compliance issues (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; Accounting Standards (for example, FASB, GAAP, GAAS); University policies and procedures; department policies and procedures; and University financial management systems.
  • Participates in Industry activities with the National Council of University Research Administrators and Society of Research Administrators.

Compliance Procedures & Testing

  • Ensures compliance with the terms of the awards and applicable laws and regulations through training, research, and testing.
  • Ensures that compliance in high risk areas is performed by monitoring sub-recipient activity, performing risk assessments on sub recipients, testing effort certification process and monitoring cost transfer activity.
  • Ensures the effectiveness of compliance environment regarding sponsored projects by performing testing and documentation of compliance activity at the University.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working directly with grants and contracts
  • Demonstrated understanding of research administration processes
  • A133 audit and compliance experience
  • Competency with financial systems and Word, Excel, and other MS Office applications
  • Ability to prepare training documents and assist with training program presentations.
  • Strong accounting, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Preference for work experience in university or hospital setting with a medical research facility

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EEO Statement:

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