Job Description

Job Code:

Torrance, US-CA  90502

Employment Status:
FT 100 % for 40-hours per week (regular full-time benefits)

# of Openings:

Financial Services-1021

Minimum education requirements:
Bachelors degree

Salary Range:
Based on Qualifications & Experience

Last Updated:
9/30/19 1:14 PM

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field.  Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of increasingly more responsible post award research administration accounting experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of research administration and its role in the scientific environment                                                                                                                                                    
  • Working knowledge of federal circulars; NIH policies and procedures: web-site. Knowledge of CA and LA County requirements a plus.  Working knowledge of Industry Clinical Trial invoicing and accounts payable                                                                                                         
  • Requires ability to prioritize duties and multiple deadlines with minimal direction and oversight     
  • Possess a high level of judgement and the ability to make sound independent decisions in a timely manner                                                                                                                                                 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word. Ability to develop and utilize spreadsheets and database software to retrieve data, reporting and data manipulation purposes
  • Proven ability to communicate in a clear, concise and understandable manner, both orally and in writing

Description of Duties:

  • Manages post-award activity including account creation, regulatory and compliance monitoring, payroll cost allocations and effort reporting grant projections, cost allocation methodology, cost center charges, cost transfers, grant closing process and account closing.                                       
  • Allocates, authorizes, monitors and controls expenses consistent with awarded funding.  Monitors for deficits and assure remedial steps are implemented, as appropriate                            
  • Oversees clinical trials reconciliations, invoicing and accounts receivable balances.
  • Supervises/performs financial forecasting                                                                                                 
  • Oversees post-award aspects of annual audits and agency site visits                                                
  • Supervises/prepares summaries of grant and effort allocations for PI’s (where applicable)            
  • Regularly communicates with PI’s or staff regarding funding portfolio and expense allocation       
  • Works closely with the Grants & Contracts and Procurement staff on re-budgets, no cost extensions, and other related matters
  • Mentors, trains and manages support staff

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