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Finance Professional 4 - Grants/Research Financial Administration

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID361338
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyFinance
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code8224GR
Employee ClassCivil Service
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About the Job

Finance Professional 4-Grant/Research Finance (8224GR)
College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is seeking a Grants/Research Finance Professional 4. The incumbent will be part of the collegiate finance team, performing post-award financial management for an assigned portfolio of faculty that spans multiple divisions. The incumbent will act as a finance contact between the divisions, UMN units such as SPA and SFR, and federal, state, public, and private organizations as appropriate; respond to varied situations requiring independent analysis and interpretation, using University policies and procedures, sponsor rules and regulations, and Uniform Guidance; prepare financial analysis and recommend actions based on analysis; and full charge financial management for their portfolio.

Additional perks for CVM employees include bringing your pet to work, discounted pet care and pet food, and support for professional development.

Work Arrangements
The University of Minnesota is committed to fostering local talent through employment opportunities. This position utilizes a hybrid modality: prospective applicants must be located either in the state of Minnesota, near the Wisconsin border, or otherwise open to relocation.

Anticipated salary range for this position in $90,000-$105,000, depending upon qualifications.

Essential Functions:

Financial Management - Sponsored Projects 90%
* Post-award management of extramural and internal awards
* Coordinate with pre-award staff to establish proposal budgets and ensure transition from pre- to post-award
* Coordinate with SPA/SFR for reporting, communications, amendments, and close-out
* Prepare monthly, annual, and ad hoc reports for proactive award management
* Facilitate regularly scheduled meetings with PIs to advise on financial status of projects; identify budget issues, communicate with project staff, and facilitate changes and corrections
* Coordinate effort certification; maintain payroll distributions
* Audit financial activity for compliance; approve/deny expenditures
* Maintain sponsored chart of accounts; process cost transfers

Financial Management - Non-sponsored 10%
* Financial management of discretionary funds for assigned portfolio of faculty

*The employer reserves the right to change or add duties to this position as long as the changes and/or additions are consistent with the job classification.

All required qualifications must be documented on application materialsRequired Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree plus five years of professional work experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal nine years.
* Demonstrated experience working with grants.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience working in a higher education research environment.
* Knowledge of and ability to understand and apply financial policies and procedures.
* Current UMN Certified Approver or ability to gain certification within 12 months of employment.
* Experience with University of MN Enterprise Financial System (EFS), HRMS, UMN financial and accounting structure, and reporting systems.
About the Department

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine affects the lives of animals and people every day through educational, research, service, and outreach programs. We are dedicated to the education of future and current veterinarians and biomedical scientists and the discovery of new knowledge and skills. Established in 1947, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is Minnesota's only veterinary college. Fully accredited, the college has graduated over 5,000 veterinarians and hundreds of scientists. The college's faculty is nationally and internationally recognized for teaching and research excellence. Signature research includes infectious disease, genomics, comparative medicine, raptor conservation, public health, epidemiology and dairy, swine, and avian medicine. The college is also home to the Veterinary Medical Center, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the Leatherdale Equine Center and The Raptor Center.

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
  • with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro areaPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-8647.

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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