Senior Grants and Contracts Finance Manager (3 Openings)
Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 18, 2022
The Department of Radiology is seeking a Research Administrator
3 (RA3) who will play an integral role in supporting faculty and
fellows in all financial and administrative aspects of research.
The RA3 is responsible for managing highly complex faculty
portfolios, including all tasks associated with pre-award and
post-award sponsored research activities.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in managing research awards
and budgets, and will possess the following characteristics: strong
customer-service ethic; detail-oriented; excellent communicator and
team player; creative and resourceful; and will have the ability to
juggle multiple priorities and deadlines. The RA3 will be a key
member of the finance team and will have supervisory responsibility
for other members in the team.
- Prepare complex proposals within parameters of sponsored and
non-sponsored research guidelines. Oversee and communicate
submission process, both paper and electronic; resolve issues
relating to proposal preparation and submittal process.
- Develop, prepare, revise, and finalize project budgets, and
provide budget justification; obtain cost sharing commitment
- support. Serve as liaison and active partner between principal
investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and
other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries; advise of new
- Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards
are set up properly and costsharing requirements are
- fulfilled; initiate cost transfers.
- Review and approve expenditures, advise on post award spending
and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related
- to fund and revenue.
- Develop and communicate reports supporting project status;
create forecasting models, scenarios, and decision aides.
- Manage contract closeout process and audit inquiries; submit
final reports and certificates.
- Interpret complex university and government policies (FAR, Cost
Accounting Standards, Office of Management and Budget circulars,
sponsored guidelines, etc.) for project and university personnel
and help guide other staff in interpreting complex policies.
- Identify and implement process improvements. Participate in and
lead cross campus projects. Train and advise on issues requiring
specific technical expertise.
- Oversee and review work of other staff. May supervise, train
and mentor other staff.
- Serve as a resource on subject area to principal investigator
*- The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by
positions in this job classification and are not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and
responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs
without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level
of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as
- Combination of education and experience in finance and/or
accounting in a university or non-profit environment.
- Knowledge of sponsored research and post-award management
activities including accounts receivable (AR)
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as
independently in a deadline driven environment.
- Well-organized individual who can multi-task and who has
excellent oral and written communication skills.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Bachelor's degree and five years of job related experience, or
combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g.
FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).
- Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate
university policies and procedures.
- Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
- Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel
and web-based tools.
- Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
- Knowledge of procurement needs, including solesourcing, cost
analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
- Strong knowledge of property management requirements related to
Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
- Expert in project management, including managing international
collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts.
- Knowledge of personnel management, including proposing effort
for and training and hiring of students, post-doctorals, academic
appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and
consultants, along with the circumstances appropriate for each type
- Extreme attention to detail.
- Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with
understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
- Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in
- Certified Accountant or Auditor, MBA, project management
certification, or similar credential desired.
- Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and
perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull
objects weighing up to ten pounds.
- Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone,
write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
- Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of his or her job.
As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford
University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply
to all university employees, including those working remotely in
the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more
about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff,
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4483
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: I
- Department URL: http://radiology.stanford.edu/
- Requisition ID: 93731 As an organization that receives federal
funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement
that will apply to all university employees, including those
working remotely in the United States and applicable
subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines
for Stanford University Staff, please visit
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