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Robert Half Grants Financial Officer - Pre-post award! in Cambridge, Massachusetts


For fastest consideration, send your resume to Jackie.tabraham@roberthalf :com

If you have a finance background and possess strong communication skills, you may qualify for this Financial Grants officer role via Robert Half. Join the expanding team at an exciting Education company to become a subject matter expert providing guidance to faculty, staff and researchers on a wide variety of financial matters. Tasks include performing complex pre-and post- award sponsored research administration. You will join a dynamic team based in the greater Boston area.


· Provide support to faculty and advise on all matters pertaining to financial management of an assigned portfolio, which will include managing sponsored, non-sponsored, and general accounts according to the terms

· Utilizing the COEUS award management module for proposal preparation and processing; performing initial award set-up

· Perform complex pre- and post-award sponsored research administration

· Monitoring the financial performance of grants/contracts to ensure compliance

· Meeting regularly with principal investigators (PIs) to advise on all aspects of research administration

· Preparing financial analyses and forecasting; preparing and submitting forms and financial reports

· Monitoring and managing effort distribution and certification

· Analyzing and tracking cost-sharing and under-recovery

· Ensuring timely and appropriate accounts close-out

· Collaborate on analyzing and implementing processes and improvements to financial operations



· BS Degree and with 4-5+ years of direct/related financial/accounting experience

· Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills

· Prior Pre and Post award grants experience

· Self-motivation

· Proficiency with SAP, Cognos, Brio, and Excel (or similar accounting software or financial portals)

· Ability to learn changing technologies related to grants and contract management

· Financial administration experience in a university/hospital/nonprofit organization

· Knowledge of Uniform Guidance, NIH, and other federal sponsor policies

Why work here:

  • Excellent benefits

  • Great culture and team, tenure!

  • Working on process improvements, someone could influence this.

Please note, this position will be required to be in office 3 days per week

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