1. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Present financial information and recommendations thru data analysis and reporting in the development and maintenance of large, complex portfolios. Identify and influence strategic opportunities within the portfolio to stakeholders. Researches issues, evaluates the entire situation, identifies policies, procedures, and guidance material relevant to resolution and proposes a recommendation or solution. Responsible for all financial analysis and budget activities, which includes multiple budgets with various funding levels, staggered budget periods and end dates, varying overhead rates, differing policies regarding allowable costs, and management of the acquisition and loss of sponsor funding. 2. Compliance and Risk Management: Monitor and certify to policy adherence for all financial activity within the portfolio by incorporating the policies of Yale and various funding agencies into the financial planning and review of expenditure activities. Advise faculty and clients of the appropriate financial policies. Maintain the fiscal integrity of the portfolio and department. Reviews and approves all expenditures with both sponsor and Yale policies and regulations in mind and ensures proper documentation and support exists to substantiate charges made to sponsored awards. 3. Proposal Management and Oversight: Plans, prioritizes actions and provides direction across multiple awards and portfolios. Provides oversight counsel and expertise relative to significant impact at the business unit level. Provides a more strategic direction in the management of accounts and collaboration with account holders. Review and interpret sponsor documents (i.e., applications, award notices, and terms and conditions). Handle all activities for assigned portfolios in managing sponsored awards, ensure the proper and timely filing of sponsor documents, including submissions, modifications, extensions and all post award required reports (financial, technical, etc.). 4. Collaborative and Strategic Finance Partner: Collaborate with other Business Offices, Central Offices, external institutions and sponsoring agencies to ensure the proper management of sponsor funds. Based on the funding and activities of the faculty member or client, identify and propose alternatives for allocating effort, spending pattern adjustments, and allocation methodologies. 5. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated understanding of continual process improvement and data driven process monitoring and decision-making.
Required Skill/ability 2: Excellent oral written communication skills. Ability to cultivate and maintain strong working partnerships and communicate with faculty and staff.
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. Strong attention to accuracy and clear understanding of confidentiality is essential. Exhibits and maintains a positive attitude and works well as part of a team.
Required Skill/ability 4: Well-developed financial analysis and data mining skills and an understanding of financial models.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated proficiency with PC-related software including advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Strong background in finance and financial analysis.
Preferred Education: Prior experience with Grants & Contract Administration, the use of Workday Financials and/or the Yale Budgeting Tool (YBT), in addition to other University financial tools, reports and programs. Experience as an accountant or as a financial professional. Experience and/or interest in mentoring and advising staff.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Portfolio & Grant Accountant
University Job Title: Portfolio & Grant Accountant
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Prior experience with Grants & Contract Administration, the use of Workday Financials and/or the Yale Budgeting Tool (YBT), in addition to other University financial tools, reports and programs. Experience as an accountant or as a financial professional. Experience and/or interest in mentoring and advising staff.
Bachelor's degree required. Four years of related financial experience required. Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.
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