University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Assoc Dir.Grant Accounting & Compliance

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Shrewsbury
    Job Location 2 months ago(4/12/2018 2:24 PM)
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  • Overview



    Under the direction of the Sr. Director of Compliance & Cost Analysis, the Associate Director will oversee and manage all post-award grant accounting operations and compliance functions as performed by the Grant Accounting Department.  This position is responsible for the leadership and ongoing development of the Grant Accounting department staffing.  Responsibilities also include the development, implementation and enforcement of policies and procedures as they relate to all post award sponsored activities.



    • Hires, trains and retains assigned accounting staff.
    • Oversees the management of the  operations of the Grant Accounting Dept.
    • Responsible for procedural compliance and establishing internal controls to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial data and/or systems that support grant accounting.
    • Oversees all billing and A/R activities for sponsored research.
    • Develop and maintain policies, procedures and business processes to ensure compliance with federal, state and all other regulatory bodies governing grant compliance.
    • Work in conjunction with the Office of Research Funding Services on issues and establishing interdepartmental policies and procedures related to the post-award administration of sponsored research activity.
    • Responsible for the timely and accurate submission of granting agency reports.
    • Works directly with auditors and provides documentation, support and responses for annual financial, A-133 and other audits as required.
    • Interacts with decentralized departmental administrative staff and PI’s to resolve financial issues related to sponsored research.
    • Responsible for the development and delivery of training programs related to post-award administration of grants for external department staff.
    • Stays current on new regulations and requirements regarding federal and other sponsored grant activity.
    • Responsible for the continuing education of departmental personnel with regard to regulations and requirements set forth by the federal and state governments.
    • Continually improving and implementing systems designed to enhance the performance related to post award administration
    • Perform other duties as required.




    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance required
    • 7 years of related experience, with at least 5 years in support of Research Administration
    • 3 years of supervisory experience
    • Extensive working knowledge of federal and state regulatory agency rules and regulations.
    • Excellent skills in use of PC, database, spreadsheet, and word processing application software.
    • Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting systems required.
    • Excellent business problem solving, communications and project management skills.



    • MBA or CPA preferred
    • Extensive working knowledge of OMB Circular A-21, A-133 & A-110

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