Financial Administrator – Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging – (20001389)
This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The USDA-Human Nutrition Research on Aging (HNRCA) is one of six USDA human research centers. The HNRCA mission is to conduct state-of-the-art research on human nutrition and aging.
The Financial Administrator is responsible for managing the day-to-day financial operations of the Center’s Core Units and collaborates closely with the Center’s administration team on sponsored funding management. The role acts as a critical contributor in the Center’s complex financial environment, ensuring smooth, consistent, and compliant financial operations. The Financial Administrator assists in managing the relationship with TSS and other offices related to financial matters and may represents the Center while investigating related process improvement options and implementing them. On behalf of the Center’s administration, the Financial Administrator may also acts as a liaison between and collaborates closely with contacts in the budget center, the university offices of research administration and sponsored programs accounting, and principal investigators. The Financial Administrator provides analyses and reports to leadership related to core unit financial operations and processes. They propose recommendations and create new strategies to address ongoing and new issues, implement initiatives with little guidance, train the staff on changes and new processes, document results, and make follow up adjustments as needed. The Financial Administrator advises members of the Center on how to best navigate school and university processes, guidelines, and restrictions, and participates in resolving challenges related to the same. They also advise on the financial aspects of the Center’s information technology, purchasing, building/space.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
At least 5 years of relevant, hands-on, professional financial management experience.
Highly motivated, self-starter, detail-oriented, excellent prioritization.
Excellent communication, analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Must be able to proactively identify potential issues and bring them to the attention of relevant contacts, and develop and propose potential solutions or alternate approaches to issues.
Must have a problem-solving mindset and be proactive and resourceful in investigating and troubleshooting issues as they arise.
Master’s degree in a relevant field.
At least 7 years of relevant, financial management experience.
Experience in higher education, with significant financial and grants management experience.
Familiarity with PeopleSoft, Data Warehouse, and/or similar reporting systems.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.