Senior Research Finance Specialist
Company: CTI Education Group
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Job Description - Senior Research Finance Specialist (3146267)
Senior Research Finance Specialist - ( 3146267 ) About Us: As a
not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed to
supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the
community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital,
Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care
including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care
organization, a physician network, community health centers, home
care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals
are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system
is a national leader in biomedical research.
We're focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients
and our professional family. That's why we provide our employees
with more ways to achieve their potential. Mass General Brigham is
committed to aligning our employees' personal aspirations with
projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that
empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each
member of our team to own their personal development-and we
recognize success at every step.
Our employees use the Mass General Brigham values to govern
decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our
work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service
Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we
treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect,
Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork &
Collaboration. General Summary/Overview Statement: The Research
Finance Specialist, SR is an active member of the Mass General
Brigham central research
management office and is a primary point of contact for Principal
Investigators (PIs) and Department
Administrators at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts
General Hospital, and other institutions within
the Mass General Brigham. The RFS SR is committed to identifying
and adhering to best practices in grants and
contracts administration, while upholding the highest standards of
integrity and fiduciary responsibility. The
RFS SR will proactively address the demands of research grant
administration by providing exceptional customer
service to Mass General Brigham's' distinguished research community
and collaborators in their pioneering
efforts in science and medicine.
The RFS SR works closely with management to actively and
independently manages the fiscal grant-related activity
of an assigned portfolio of research departments. As the primary
contact for these departments, the RFS SR
provides guidance, resolves issues, and helps navigate the
financial management and closeout of a grant. This
includes reviewing and processing journal entries, producing
financial status reports in accordance with sponsor
deadlines and regulations, as well as producing invoices, and
ensuring funds are properly closed out in a timely
manner. The RFS SR will act both independently and as a member of a
dynamic group to achieve the goals of the
Research Finance team and of Mass General Brigham Research
Management overall. The volume and complexity
of the work is commensurate with experience, and the opportunity
exists to take on a greater and more in-depth
the workload with successful performance. Principal Duties and
Responsibilities: Manage an assigned portfolio of research
departments and serve as the primary Research Finance resource
for department administrators and PIs.
- Financial administration of a diverse research portfolio of
Non-federal and Federally sponsored grants and contracts of varied
requirements and complexity.
- Field inquiries from Department Administrators and PIs.
Communicate sponsor and institutional policies, procedures and
- --Provide superior customer service by supporting departments
in their financial administration.
- --Ensure that awards/accounts are managed in a fiscally
responsible manner and in full compliance with all applicable rules
and regulations established by both the sponsor and Mass General
- Update records in PeopleSoft to ensure projects are being
invoiced on a regular and timely basis
- Prepare and review monthly, final, and custom invoices in
accordance with Sponsor requirements.
- Prepare Financial Status Reports (FSR) in accordance with
- Actively monitor grant expenses, receivables and revenue.
- Review and process non-personnel costs transfers.
- Review and approve incoming subcontract invoices to ensure
accuracy and compliance with sponsor terms prior to being
- Provide institutional oversight to ensure that all expenses
posted to a sponsored project are allowable, and the accurate
recording of these expenses in the general ledger in a manner that
is consistent with generally acceptable accounting principles
(GAAP) and the sponsor's terms and conditions.
- Assist in the close-out of funds including the preparation of
closeout documents and closing entries.
- Continuously review sponsoring agency policies, regulations and
other relevant literature to ensure increased familiarity with
granting and contracting agency policies and requirements in the
financial management accounts.
- Assist management in identifying opportunities to improve
processes and achieve optimal efficiency in all aspects.
- Work with Finance Managers on complex transactions.
- Use electronic Financial Management or PeopleSoft queries and
reports to measure and manage workflow effectively and
- Assist manager, as delegated, in the orientation, training and
mentoring of RFS I and RFS II staff, including the review of RFS I
and RFS II work.
- Serve as a technical expert and provide guidance and coaching
to RFS I and RFS II colleagues.
- Contribute to the preparation of training materials and conduct
training sessions within the department.
- Contribute to the preparation, review, and modification of
Standard Operating Procedures consistent with all pertinent
internal and external regulations.
- Assume additional responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent, plus 3-6 years' experience
in professional research accounting experience.
- Experience with federal and non-federal regulations is
- Must possess the ability to thrive in a busy, high-volume, and
deadline driven team environment that requires coordination of
multiple activities and the judgment and flexibility to
reprioritize tasks as needed.
- Must be comfortable working with large databases and multiple
computerized financial systems.
- Need to be able to work independently with minimal supervision,
and handle complex and confidential information with discretion
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Excellent problem-solving skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Requires strong organization and communication skills with a
focus in customer service. Mass General Brigham is an Equal
Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives
and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity,
disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic
information, and/or other status protected under law.-- Primary
Location MA-Somerville-PHS Assembly Row Work Locations PHS Assembly
Row Job Research Finance Organization Mass General Brigham(PHS)
Schedule Full-time Standard Hours 40 Shift Day Job Employee Status
Regular Recruiting Department PHS Research Management
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