University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

ID: 7135637
Posted: March 22, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Post-Award Accountant works directly with principal investigators and research staff to budget and monitor expenditures, invoice sponsors, review effort distributions and reconcile financial data for sponsored programs. The Post-Award Accountant will process accounting transactions such as cost transfers, procurement, subcontract award management, and financial processing related to sponsored project and clinical trial award management.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Works directly with principal investigator and research staff to budget, monitor expenditures, and reconcile financial data for sponsored programs. May directly process and/or approve accounting transactions such as cost transfers, procurement, sub award management, and financial processing related to sponsored project management. May review and approve transactions on behalf of an intermediate unit or center.
45% Assists principal investigators with financial management of sponsored program budgets and directs day-to-day fiscal transactions
15% Prepares and processes financial reporting and/or invoicing information
10% Provides expertise and advice related to procurement and allowable charges
20% Reviews financial expenditures for accuracy on sponsored grants and contracts
10% Assists the Compensation Compliance Coordinator with effort allocation reviews on sponsored projects.
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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Associate's Degree
Preferred focus in accounting, finance or business

Preferred Experience:
- Two (2) years of experience with post-award grants administration and/or clinical trials.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience at a research institute or university.
- Experience with WISER, WISPER, Accounting Data Warehouse (ADW), EXCEL or other financial platforms.

Desired Attributes:
- Knowledge of, or ability to, learn policies and procedures related to cost reimbursement contracts, clinical trials, and research grants.
- Well-developed analytical, organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and written).
- Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated.