Finance and Grants Analyst

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

ID: 7086016
Posted: September 23, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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Grants and Finance Analyst

The George Mason University Department of Biology invites applications for a Grants and Finance Analyst. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:

The Department of Biology offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology, and a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science. Our faculty participate in graduate programs such as the M.S. in Biology, the M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, the Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, and the Ph.D. in Biosciences. We offer a broad curriculum with concentrations available in: A) Biopsychology; B) Biotechnology and Molecular Biology; C) Environmental and Conservation Biology; D) Microbiology; and E) Bioinformatics. The bachelor’s degree programs in Biology provide a sound liberal arts education which includes substantial experience in quantitative and analytical thought, along with preparation for a related profession.


The Grants and Finance Analyst supports the department in all fiscal-related activities. Specific duties include:

Independently manage research activities, including both labor and direct expenditures;
Serve as a subject matter expert to guide PIs on processes and regulations ensuring compliance with Mason, Commonwealth and federal rules;
Guide PIs to adhere to appropriate spending rate and utilization of sponsored project funds;
Manage the departmental budgets in collaboration with the department Chair, to include providing projections for annual budget and bi-annual equipment allocation requests;
Maintain accurate, up-to-date information on the revenues and expenditures for the department, including E&G, Lab Fees, Foundation, Indirect orgs, and Sponsored Project funds;
Review budgeted academic year salary reflected on funded projects; ensure timely and accurate effort allocation;
Work with department Chair and/or primary point of contact within the College-level Finance team to mitigate impact and financial risk.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
Ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile and evaluate data;
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential employee and budgetary information in a timely and accurate manner;
Ability to work independently with strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and multi-tasking skills;
Ability to work collaboratively and meet deadlines;
Ability to anticipate and spot problems, alert supervisor, and make recommendations;
Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Intermediate Excel experience;
Familiarity with federal grant processes.


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