Position Opening Sheila Vrana 10 Jan 2000 16:27 EST
The Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is seeking qualified applicants for the following position: Assistant Controller for Sponsored and Special Funds Reporting to the Controller of the School of Medicine, the Assistant Controller for sponsored and Special Funds is responsible for managing and coordinating the efforts of support staff in the summarizing, recording and reporting of transactions and events applicable to the sponsored and special funds of the Medical School, and fostering an environment of cooperation and responsiveness between research principal investigators, departmental business managers and other institutional personnel and the accounting support staff primarily responsible for sponsored and special funds. Activities include: 1. Overall supervisory responsibilities for the post award grant accounting and reporting as well as for the facilities and administrative rate calculation. 2. Supervise and coordinate the management of surplus equipment, equipment inventories and the recording and reporting of fixed assets and the related accumulated depreciation. 3. In conjunction with the general accounting staff, coordinate the summarizing, recording and reporting of financial transactions as related to sponsored and special funds. 4. In conjunction with the Financial Reporting and Analysis group and the Budget Development and Maintenance group, coordinate the preparation of fiscal year budgets for and variance analyses of sponsored and special funds. 5. Develop and maintain a working knowledge of rules and regulations applicable to post award grant accounting / reporting and the process of developing the facilities and administrative rate (indirect cost). 6. Continually develop staff and provide opportunities for professional growth. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Bachelors degree in Business Administration or Accounting.. 2. Five or more years of experience in the accounting field. 3. Demonstrated ability to learn and apply technical and regulatory rules. 4. Demonstrated ability to train and provide guidance to support staff. 5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop and maintain customer service office reputation in busy environment. ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS 1. Experience gained in a university or college business office, knowledge of A-21, A-133 and cost accounting standards. 2. Experience in handling post award grant accounting and / or the computation of a facilities and administrative rate. 3. Demonstrated ability to work as a team player and to continually learn. 4. Working knowledge of automated reporting tools and spreadsheet software. 5. CPA and/or MBA desirable, but not required. Wake Forest University is currently ranked 35th among the 125 medical schools receiving extramural awards from NIH and has a research budget in excess of $80 million. To indicate interest on a confidential level, please submit a resume/curriculum vitae with 3 business references to: Assistant Dean for Human Resources Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC 27157 Wake Forest University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.