Finance and Grants Analyst

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Nov 03, 2021
Closes
Dec 12, 2021
Ref
STF10509
Function
Analyst, Finance
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Grants and Finance Analyst

The George Mason University Department of Biology invites applications for a Grants and Finance Analyst. 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.

About the Department:

The Department of Biology offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology, and a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science. Our faculty participate in graduate programs such as the M.S. in Biology, the M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, the Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, and the Ph.D. in Biosciences. We offer a broad curriculum with concentrations available in: A) Biopsychology; B) Biotechnology and Molecular Biology; C) Environmental and Conservation Biology; D) Microbiology; and E) Bioinformatics. The bachelor's degree programs in Biology provide a sound liberal arts education which includes substantial experience in quantitative and analytical thought, along with preparation for a related profession.

Responsibilities:

The Grants and Finance Analyst supports the department in all fiscal-related activities. Specific duties include:

  • Independently manage research activities, including both labor and direct expenditures;
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to guide PIs on processes and regulations ensuring compliance with Mason, Commonwealth and federal rules;
  • Guide PIs to adhere to appropriate spending rate and utilization of sponsored project funds;
  • Manage the departmental budgets in collaboration with the department Chair, to include providing projections for annual budget and bi-annual equipment allocation requests;
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date information on the revenues and expenditures for the department, including E&G, Lab Fees, Foundation, Indirect orgs, and Sponsored Project funds;
  • Review budgeted academic year salary reflected on funded projects; ensure timely and accurate effort allocation;
  • Work with department Chair and/or primary point of contact within the College-level Finance team to mitigate impact and financial risk.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile and evaluate data;
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential employee and budgetary information in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Ability to work independently with strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and multi-tasking skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to anticipate and spot problems, alert supervisor, and make recommendations;
  • Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance.



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Intermediate Excel experience;
  • Familiarity with federal grant processes.


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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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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.

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
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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.

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