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

Washington D.C.
Oct 04, 2017
Jan 04, 2018
Accountant, Analyst
Full Time
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Senior Analyst, Sponsored Projects Accounting and Reporting - Division of Financial Affairs

The Senior 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 direction, s/he researches and interprets applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards, and provides expert advice and oversight to faculty and staff in the administration for sponsored projects.  Reporting to the Associate Director, Sponsored Projects Accounting and Reporting, the Senior 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. 
  • Coordinates with departments, and reviews submitted documents and submission of timely reports in accordance with sponsor financial reporting specifications.
  • Assists with external audit reviews and provides financial and project information for awards within assigned areas.

Financial Accounting and Compliance

  • Reviews ledger accounts for Sponsored Projects; reviews critical award information set up in the financial system; works collaboratively with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of Research Services; 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 requests copies of or prepares final reports required on award.

Customer Service

  • Serves as a resource to faculty, principle investigators, administrators, and finance staff in the administration of sponsored agreements; and provides timely and useful responses to inquiries.
  • 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.   Follow up on all communications to departments, principle investigators, and sponsors. 
  • Ensures quality control issues are identified and reported to supervisor.

Expert Knowledge Maintenance

  • Maintains sponsored accounting industry knowledge base.
  • Understands and keeps current regarding 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, agency-specific guidelines); other governmental and private sponsor guidelines; Accounting Standards (such as FASB, GAAP); University policies and procedures; and University financial management systems.
  • Participates in Industry activities as assigned, such as, Federal Demonstration Partnership, Council on Governmental Relations, National Council of University Research Administrators, and Society of Research Administrators).


  • Bachelor's degree - preferably in accounting
  • 5 to 7 years of accounting and analysis experience - 4 to 6 years working directly with grants and contracts - preference for work experience in 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
  • 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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