The Post-Award Research Accountant is an integral member of the Research Administration team in the School of Pharmacy. This team handles all sponsored research tasks from "cradle to grave" and relies on this position to help with management of and assistance with all post-award activities. This position handles Department level and Divisional level tasks for approximately 40 Principal Investigators.
Works with researchers, departments, and centers to monitor and reconcile data for sponsored programs at the school/college/divisional level. Reviews and approves financial transactions submitted from departments or centers. May interact directly with project sponsors related to detailed financial reporting, invoicing, and/or auditing on behalf of the unit to ensure compliance.
30% Communicates and ensures financial requirements per federal, state, university, and sponsor regulations are followed on behalf of the school/college or division
15% Ensures the departmental or divisional post-award processing or tasks are done appropriately and timely
10% Reviews and approves financial transactions such as managing fiscal closeout of awards and projects
35% Advises departments or researchers on appropriate post-award modifications and relevant processing
10% Collects or prepares documentation required for compliance or audits on sponsored grants, contracts, or agreements
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Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
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Preferred Bachelor's Degree or at least 3 years of relevant professional experience required in lieu of degree
Required: - Minimum of 1 year of research administration accounting - Effective oral and written communication skills - Professional level and highly efficient use of Microsoft Office programs - Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and prioritize workload - Ability to engage in independent problem solving and analysis - Ability to remain highly organized through attention to detail and management of tasks - Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
Preferred: - Experience with grants, contracts, and sponsored research; federal and non-federal sponsors/agencies; program, budgetary, regulatory, and compliance requirements - Previous experience in academic institution - Experience and knowledge of UW-Madison accounting system
Full Time: 100%
This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location, up to 2.5 days, if preferred.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.
The School of Pharmacy embraces the values of diversity and inclusion, as they are essential in achieving related goals outlined in our School's strategic plan. We aspire to integrate diversity and inclusion behaviors into teaching, research, and our service mission to advance our priorities of creating and sustaining an inclusive and welcoming environment. Further, we believe these values are critical in preparing our students to address and eliminate health disparities.
We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have awareness, commitment, and practice of diversity and inclusion behaviors, and we especially encourage women and people from underrepresented minority groups to apply.
How to Apply:
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The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.