Senior Grant Analyst at Temple University

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Grade:  T25
The link below will give you information about the University’s “T” salary structure.
A variety of important factors are reviewed by HR when considering salary, including job duties, the applicant’s education and experience, all relevant internal equity considerations, department budget, and funding source.

Learn more about the “T” salary structure.  The Senior Grant Analyst, reporting to the Manager of Finance and Accounting within the Division of Research Administration, operates independently and applies formal education, relevant professional experience and advanced technical/practical knowledge to identify issues and develop relevant solutions to meet the financial administrative objectives of the department in managing Temple University’s federal, state, local and privately sponsored agreements in a complex regulatory environment. The incumbent is responsible for a portfolio with a higher level of difficulty, including resolution of matters that arise from the grant analyst team and the management of higher-complexity grants.The incumbent utilizes expert-level technical knowledge to thoroughly review assigned incoming awards and is fully responsible for the accurate set-up of individual sponsored agreements and closeouts of financial reports to sponsoring agencies.

The Senior Grant Analyst also serves as a peer leader and coach within the Division of Research Administration by providing training and troubleshooting to fellow Grant Analysts, department administrators, and investigators as needed. The Senior Grant Analyst will work with division leadership to on board new staff members and address complex technical and compliance related issues. 
Temple is 7th in the nation among universities with the fastest growth in research in the past 10 years. Discoveries generated by Temple researchers span the university’s 17 schools and colleges, resulting in a diverse intellectual property portfolio that is reaching significant commercial milestones and delivering new solutions that impact communities.  
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) collaborates with Temple University researchers and external partners to promote meaningful scholarship, uphold research integrity, and foster new discoveries that make a significant impact in communities.  
As Temple's researchers and external partners come from all walks of life, so do we. You will find it easy to fit in while staying true to yourself as part of the Research Administration team. If you value a highly collaborative and innovative team that is diverse and focused on making an impact, please join us. 
Benefits of working at Temple University include: 

Flexible work arrangement 
Great Benefit package 
Generous time off  
Paid Parental Leave 
Tuition Remission 
Dynamic Workforce 

Essential Functions: 

*Working with principal investigators and research administrators to effectively manage externally.
*Sponsored agreements and ensure accurate and timely processing of financial data.
*Inputting approved budgets into the Banner Finance system and making any necessary budget revisions during the life of the award.
*Identifying variances and investigating issues of the cost appropriateness of allocations.
*Developing and running queries in performing analysis on sponsored awards and generating financial reports.
*Completing periodic and accurate financial reporting and reconciliation
*Collaborating with management on questions/issues of policy and regulatory interpretation, functionality, protocol, accounting practice, etc.
*Reviewing and managing billing for assigned sponsored awards and when applicable, preparing invoices with appropriate documentation as required by sponsoring agency.
*Training and/or assisting with the training of new grant analysts and University personnel. 
*Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and at least three years' related finance/accounting experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 
Required Skills & Abilities:

*Demonstrated ability to utilize online financial systems. 
*Demonstrated computer skills, and advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite, including advanced spreadsheet and database software skills. 
*Demonstrated analytical skills, and ability to work with large financial data sets. 
*Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse constituent population. 
*Demonstrated training skills within area of expertise. 
*Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to be task- and detail-oriented. 
*Strong problem solving skills. 

*Strong understanding of Sponsored Projects and Research Administration. 
*Experience with university information systems (Banner, Cognos, InfoEd, etc.). 
*CPA, CRA or other related credentials.This position requires a background check.This position is temporarily assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at  Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia

Job: Staff

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

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