The Financial Manager is responsible for all financial matters of The Merkin Center for Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration and works direct with the Director of the Center. The ideal candidate will contribute actively to the evolution and execution of the Center's strategic and operational business plans. In addition, s/he will partner with the senior leadership across the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to comply with the policies and procedures.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Administer the grant awards process for The Merkin Center for Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration general research program:
Manage and coordinate the grant review process
Field questions regarding the application process
Work with Science Executive Committee to identify appropriate advisors to review grant application
Continue to monitor review pipeline to make sure grant is advancing
Once review process is complete, communicate grant status to principal investigator along with any recommendations from reviewers
Collaborate with finance offices to establish funding pathways for grants awarded to internal JHU researcher
Collaborate with Executive Director and Advisory Board to coordinate grant accounts
Periodically authorize funding transfers to established accounts
Work with research administration offices at various entities as well as with the Office of Research Administration (ORA) at Hopkins to establish funding pathways for grants awarded to external (non-Hopkins) researcher
Collaborate with Executive Director to coordinate subcontracts and purchase orders to ensure quick, efficient disbursement of funds to external researchers
Review and authorize payment of funding invoices from external researchers and vendors
Trouble shoot and provide guidance and expertise on grant administration issues and best practices.
Monitor reporting and compliance with funded researchers and outside institutions
Maintain detailed records and electronic files of all grant transactions and progress
Work closely with the Executive Director to assist in program development and administrative structure:
Report on status and funding history of all Packard-administered grants at monthly budget meetings
Communicate frequently with Principal Investigators and project managers via conference/Zoom calls and email to determine best strategy and logistics for funding multi-site, complex research projects
Provide daily financial support to the Executive Director, Admin Managers, Staff, and Faculty
Create quarterly research funding reports for Executive Director to review and reconcile
Assist the Executive Director to develop quarterly financial reports for the Packard Center and Answer ALS Advisory Boards
Set-up and maintain independent contractors
Monitor receipt of payments from sponsors
Verify documents for completeness and compliance with government and private agencies
Administer and manage the expenditure of funds to ensure that funds are expended according to sponsoring organizations stipulations and appropriate university guidelines
Communicate with appropriate internal and external administrative offices to ensure that established procedures are followed
Work with sponsored projects shared services to submit invoices and FSR’s. Act as a liaison between faculty member and ORA
Work in formal and informal forums with departmental personnel in issues related to Grant administration and financial management
Apply working knowledge of applicable laws and regulation; verify documents for completeness and compliance with government and private agencies
Perform financial analysis and review procedures and systems to determine appropriate solutions
Create reports as needed for donors
Perform other duties as required
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or other related field
5 years related financial/accounting and financial management experience, e.g., planning, directing, monitoring, organizing, and controlling the monetary resources of a department, center, or unit
Experience with grant administration and/or project management
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Experience in working with faculty and professionals of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds
Able to work independently, employing discretion, poise and diplomacy
High attention to detail and ability to coordinate and monitor workflow involving multiple offices and departments both within the University as well as external institutions
Excellent communication skills
Classified Title: Financial Manager Working Title: Financial Manager, Merkin Center Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: $69,139- $95,000; Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003524-SOM Neuro Neuromuscular Personnel area: School of Medicine
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