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Finance/Grants Specialist (Department of Pharmacology)

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

The University of Virginia School of Medicine seeks a Finance/Grants Specialist to support the Pharmacology Department. The Finance/Grants Specialist is responsible for faculty grants accounting, budget projections, budget strategy, financial analysis, purchasing, account reconciliation, and other fiscal-related responsibilities. They work with faculty, the department Administrative team, and lab personnel to ensure accuracy of fiscal management and reporting.The Specialist is responsible for data entry and reporting within the University's various financial systems and must demonstrate extensive knowledge of processing financial transactions through various IT platforms. They resolve complicated transactional issues, prepare summaries, reports, charts, and graphs as requested, and are distinguished by a depth and breadth of experience.Required Qualifications:Associate's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field and at least two years of relevant experience in grants and contracts, finance, accounting, and/or direct fiscal management.Four or more years of grants and contracts, finance, accounting, and/or direct fiscal management may be considered in lieu of a degreeAdvanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.Demonstrate high organizational skills managing multiple, competing, and simultaneous priorities effectively.The ability to interact professionally and respectfully with faculty, staff, and students and negotiate successful resolutions to various situations while demonstrating a high level of attention to detail.The ability to work collaboratively in a team unit as well as possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.Show thoughtful and appropriate oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail.The ability to quickly learn new skills and adapt to change.Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related fieldProficiency in using Oracle, UBI, ResearchUVA, Recon@UVA, Effort@, and Workday systems.Knowledge of university and sponsored programs policies and procedures.Experience in post-award research administration in higher education and/or research institution.Some knowledge and/or experience in pre-award administration and sponsor submission sites such as ASSIST,, ProposalCentral, and Fastlane.Preference will be given to applicants with Certified Research Administrator (CRA) designation.Preference will be given for those candidates who have experience in Workday Financials.Experience with UVA's integrated system (Oracle HR/Financial, UBI reporting, and RECON@UVa), ChromeRiver, Research UVa, effort certification, and entering labor distributions highly desired.This position will be primarily in-person the Summer and Fall 2022 semester and likely transition to hybrid in the Spring 2023 semester if performance expectations are met. A hybrid schedule would include three days per week on University Grounds and two days per week from a remote location.Anticipated hiring range: $45,000 - $58,000. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit ApplyComplete an application online and attach:Cover letterResumePlease note that all documents must be uploaded in the "Resume/CV" box.External applicants: Please apply through Workday at the following URL,, and search for requisition R0035296Internal applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for requisition R0035296For questions regarding the application process, please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, at Vaccination Requirement and GuidelinesPlease visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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