Grant Accountant - Academic

Boston, MA 02205

Posted: 10/29/2018 Employment Type: Contract to Perm Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 82367

A leading university in Boston, MA is seeking a Grant Accountant to join their team. In this contract-to-hire role, you will report to the Director of Post Award Services and be responsible for the daily financial monitoring of assigned sponsored research grants and contracts. As the Grant Accountant, you will also be responsible for the full lifecycle of research administration for the Health Law, Policy and Management Department (HLPM), including pre/post-award functions for all Department grants and contracts. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Grant Accountant:
  • Assume primary responsibility for supporting assigned PI’ s
  • Set-up and maintain grant awards in the Workday system
  • Ensure proper salary allocation of faculty to external awards
  • Respond to payroll inquiries regarding grant funding, and review effort reports to meet federal requirements
  • Assist in the implementation and deliver of training programs
Requirements for the Grant Accountant:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in sponsored research in a higher education or not-for-profit setting
  • Experience with science-related grants and contracts preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, analytical skills, and the ability to manage projects effectively
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Gmail and Google apps for Education
  • Experience with Workday Finance/Grants, Adobe Acrobat Pro and the ability to learn and use new technology are preferred
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     

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