Director of Grants Accounting has primary responsibility for overseeing the UAMS grant accounting financial compliance, and the development of relevant university-wide training and policies. These responsibilities must be effectively performed to ensure grant accounting practices adhere to Federal regulations and standards mandated by the OMB Circulars, and the Codified Federal Register.
About the Division of Finance:
The Finance Division provides management oversight and coordination of core functions including financial accounting and reporting, budgeting, revenue cycle, treasury operations, supply chain management, grants accounting, student accounts and financial aid, and contract services. The division employs more than 700 individuals across these operations, each of whom is dedicated to providing services effectively and efficiently to UAMS’ patients, students, faculty and staff and the communities UAMS serves across the state of Arkansas.
It is our mission to ensure the financial integrity of UAMS through effective stewardship of resources, to utilize current financial and administrative best practices within health care and higher education, to offer exceptional customer service, and to work closely as a business partner with our clinical, research and academic leadership.
About the University:
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the state’s only academic health sciences center, comprised of five health professions colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, and Public Health), a graduate school, six institutes, eight Regional Centers (six of which include family medicine practices and residency programs), and a comprehensive Medical Center. Its College of Medicine has held a unique and vital role in Arkansas for more than 130 years. UAMS is the largest public employer in the state of Arkansas with more than 11,000 employees. UAMS and its clinical affiliates: Arkansas Children’s and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion. Centrally located within the state, UAMS’s Little Rock campus is a tertiary referral center and the only Level 1 adult Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center for Arkansas.
Role & Responsibilities:
General Financial Management of sponsored programs
Workflow approval of journal entries
Review and sign close outs
Review and sign invoices
Review and sign Line of Credit Drawdowns; prepare if staff unavailable
Subrecipient Monitoring of over 50 subrecipient each year to comply with federal requirements
Monitor restricted funds accounting for financial reporting
Monitor and reconcile cost center/WBSE posting errors
Manage State Tobacco awards and ABI
Set-up and track internal awards such as ABCRP, Seeds of Science and Research Council Awards
Monitor Invoice aging report
Provide interpretation of laws or regulation effecting financial management of or reporting on sponsored awards
Provide timely and accurate financial reports to Federal, State or private sponsors
Provide reports and work with auditors to complete annual Federal funds audit including resolution and follow-up on any findings
Attend meetings with any research groups on campus to represent central administration for policy or implementation of policies and procedures related to financial management of sponsored awards
Provide financial and statistical reporting related to grant activity to leadership
Staff Management and Development
Responsible for supervision, retention and development of staff that monitor post award compliance with various federal, state or private sponsors.
Policy Development and Dissemination
Act as UAMS campus authority on federal grant financial and to ensure compliance with federal regulations in the 2 CFR 200
Create, update, and disseminate campus policies for compliance with federal grant regulations.
Serve on Office of Sponsored Programs Administrative Network (OSPAN) Committee to establish/update policies impacting OSPAN employees and processes
Grants Management Certification Program
Prepare curriculum and instruct classes for Grants Management Certification Program
Serve on Executive and Education Committees as Sponsor and Ad hoc member
The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:
Bachelors in Accounting, Finance or related field
10 years of progressive career experience in financial management of sponsored programs; 5 years supervisory experience
Must be able to interact with key internal stakeholders including but is not limited, to Senior Leadership, Campus Budget Office, Research Support, Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities Management, Treasurer and members of the Administrative Council
Must be able proficient in excel, databases, and data manipulation
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate the financial condition of the organization to the CFO and other members of campus leadership.
Maintains compliance with all laws and applicable regulatory requirements. Acts promptly to comply with required changes.
Leadership as well as organizational and interpersonal skills needed to effectively operate in the complex environment of an academic health center
Preferred Professional Experience and Characteristics
Additional training or advanced degree in management or administration.
Knowledge of federal agency policies in 2 CFR 200
Certified Research Administrator certifications preferred; MBA and or CPA desired
Understanding of compliance requirements at the federal and state levels.
Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills;
Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm;
Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting;
Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships;
Capacity to embrace change with an appropriate respect for culture and tradition;
Analytical and intellectual skills to lead cogent planning and sound management systems;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity;
Motivator and mentor capable of developing strong teams and developing others; and
Unquestioned personal integrity.
Interested individuals are asked to submit their CV and a letter addressing their experiences that fulfill the criteria for this position to Julian Tunno, Manager of Executive and Faculty Recruitment at email@example.com Contact Julian Tunno by phone at 501-686-2590.
Written nominations, inquiries, and applications (including emails) may be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence
Internal Number: 2019-60991
About University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
UAMS offers 73 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs and certificates through our Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Public Health and graduate school. Students attend classes at the UAMS main campus in Little Rock and our regional campus in northwest Arkansas.
With our combination of education, research and clinical programs, UAMS has a unique capacity to lead health care improvement in the state. Our assets include:
A statewide network of regional health education centers
Advanced telehealth and telemedicine program
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
The Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute
The Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging
The Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Ins...titute
The Psychiatric Research Institute
The Translational Research Institute
The Institute for Digital Health & Innovation