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Assoc Director-Finance Grants

Department of Statistics

Assoc Director-Finance Grants

  • 533035
  • Morningside
  • Department of Statistics
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 31 2022
  • Grade 13
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $110,000 - $115,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Academic Administration and Finance (DAAF), the incumbent exercise primary responsibility for the department’s administrative and programmatic budgets; instructional and personnel expenses all department accounts, and for FDS reconciliation including government grants and gifts accounts.


  • Advises the Chair and DAAF as to the historical levels of spending, prepare monthly reports and manages department budgets and monitors expenditures for compliance with University and federal policies and regulations.
  • Exercises primary responsibility for the department's administrative and programmatic budgets exceeding 15 million; instructional and personnel expenses; all department accounts, and for ARC reconciliation.
  • Resolves financial problems and prevents overdrafts; manages ARC reconciliation of accounts on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis; reviews and approves accounts payable and purchasing transactions which include reimbursements in Concur, check request, purchase orders, service agreements, and P-card transactions.
  • Has DAF signature authority, including FFE, Budget Tool, PAC, Labor Accounting, ARC, Concur and P-Card system.
  • Processes and approves payroll transactions (salary distributions, cost transfers and additional compensation).
  • Supervises the department’s Financial Assistant
  • Work closely with the Human Resources Coordinator on student appointments.
  • Work closely with the DAAF and the Office of the EVP for A&S to perform fiscal year-end closing.
  • Assists Faculty in the preparation of grant applications; grant budgets and budget justifications and submission in Fastlane. Maintains all pertinent records, including Biosketches, Current and Pending Support; ensures completeness and accuracy consistent with external and internal compliance requirements.
  • Prepares Rascal entries and uploads required proposal documents.
  • Provides advice and guidance to the faculty on the application of grant funding policies, regulations and procedures. 
  • Assists with the post-award and pre-award management of grants starting with making certain that the department adheres to the new revised Financial Conflict of Interest regulation which governs research sponsored grants and all other research compliance matters.
  • Work closely with SPA, SPF and PI regarding all grant issues; handles financial management of grants, approves vouchers, requisitions, reimbursements on all sponsored projects.
  • Works closely with the Subaward team and the subaward organization during the subaward setup process.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bacherlor's Degree Required
  • 4 - 6 Years of Related Experience


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