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Washington State University Financial Research Administrator in Pullman, Washington

Financial Research Administrator


Available Title(s):

143J-YNCSNPS - Fiscal Analyst 2


Business Title:

Financial Research Administrator


Employee Type:



Time Type:

Full time


Position Term:

12 Month


Position Details:


Summary of Duties:


Under general supervision, the incumbent prepares automated or manual recurring fiscal reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The incumbent will create, monitor, and maintain awards on sponsored programs; coordinate and provide on-going budget analysis; maintain and monitor grants and contracts; ensure compliance with grant and/or contract requirements; and notify appropriate personnel of actions needed on budget problems. The incumbent will assist with interpreting administrative regulations and policies to staff within the institution and outside agencies. The incumbent will perform accounting duties such as cost share reporting, correct application of the Facilities and Administrative (F&A) rates to posted charges, and budget-to-actual account analysis. The incumbent will prepare financial reports analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing data in accordance with the specific agency's terms and conditions. The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring, reconciling, billing and reporting requirements for federal, state and local sponsoring agencies which may include the following: Federal flow agreements from the Department of Energy; USDA NIFA; USDA-ARS, USDA-Other; medical and biological research; Department of Health & Human Services; Small Business Administration; Economic Development Administration; US Agency for International Development for Small Business Development Center; Department of Education (United States and State of Washington); US Agency for International Development (PDO); Environmental Protection Agency; National Science Foundation; National Endowment for Humanities; NASA and the Department of Interior.


SPS serves WSU system-wide including the Pullman, Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver campuses. This position is currently eligible for remote work; the work schedule is required to primarily overlap normal SPS Office hours M-F between 8am - 5pm Pacific Time.


Required Qualifications:


• A Bachelor's degree or equivalent, which must include 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting and one year of relevant professional experience; OR equivalent education/experience.


• Intermediate to advanced proficiency level with Microsoft software programs such as Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint to create spreadsheets, graphs, charts and reports, prepare presentations, conduct data analysis and manage information efficiently.


• Ability to work remotely using video conferencing software such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.


Preferred Qualifications:


• Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related Business major.


• Experience with post award administration of federal grants and contracts


• Experience preparing and reconciling billings and complex multi-account reports in accordance with federal guidelines and budget restrictions


• Experience auditing for allocable, allowable, reasonable, and consistent data


• Experience analyzing and reconciling retro-active adjustments


• Experience drawing funds from a web-based computer database, e.g., the Payment Management System


• Proficiency level; mid/e