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Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 13, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Job Title
Grants & Contracts Analyst

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Research and Innovation

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description


This position oversees the management of sponsored projects and performs a wide range of technical accounting analysis and reporting within assigned areas of TAMUCC sponsored research administration. This position oversees work performed by Grants Specialist personnel in the Office of Sponsored Research Administration.


Sponsored Projects Accounting
  • Perform and achieve results with a high degree of accuracy under general supervision.
  • Read and interpret sponsored agreements and associated regulations to determine risk and appropriate accounting treatment.
  • Ensure compliance with all State, Federal, TAMUS and TAMU-CC rules and regulations.
  • Serve as a resource and share expertise with TAMU-CC faculty and staff regarding issues related to post-award research administration.
  • Review and approve new and updated project information in Financial Accounting Management Information Service (FAMIS) including budget entries.
  • Oversee cost-sharing for accuracy.
  • Review and submit cost-reimbursable and fixed-price invoices to sponsors and ensure expenses are reported in compliance with the project budget, with regulations stipulated by the granting agency and in accordance with TAMUS and TAMU-CC's fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for Accounts Receivable collections.
  • Review and submit revised budget requests as needed.
  • Ensure that the close-out module in MAESTRO is completed accurately and in a timely manner at the end of a project.
  • Consult with appropriate University staff to reconcile FAMIS accounts, troubleshooting as necessary.

Sponsored Projects Compliance
  • Review and approve Payroll Costing Allocations for accuracy, while monitoring Key Personnel level of effort to ensure compliance with OMB 2 CFR 200.
  • Serve as back-up for the review and approval of financial transactions on sponsored projects to determine if the expenses are allowable, allocable and reasonable. This includes purchase requisitions, travel requests, travel expense reports and PCard purchases.
  • Ensure that project deliverables are submitted in accordance with sponsor agreements.
  • Investigate and solve purchasing, accounting, travel, and payroll errors.
  • Aid in resolving sponsored project compliance with Export Control, Financial Conflict of Interest, IACUC and IRB regulations, freezing financial activity on a project until compliance issues are resolved. Consults with the Office of Research Compliance as needed. Elevate non-compliance issues to the Director for further action.
  • Facilitate approval of semi-annual Time and Effort certifications with departmental research administrators and Principal Investigators in order to meet deadlines.
  • Assist with federal, state and TAMU System audits and program reviews related to sponsored projects, including single audit requirements under OMB 2 CFR 200 subpart F.

Sponsored Projects Administration
  • Serve as backup for other post-award staff.
  • Assist in records management of sponsored project files, including University retention period regulations.
  • Responsible for hiring and managing student office assistants.
  • Aid in the development and delivery of training materials focusing on post-award research administration for the TAMU-CC campus community.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or related business area.
  • Two (2) years directly related experience in post-award research administration.
  • Working knowledge of OMB 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal awards.
  • Ability to evaluate federal, state and sponsor regulations and policy changes as they impact sponsored programs for development of policies and procedures, process documentation and training materials.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Related experience in higher education or government.
  • Post-award research administration experience in the Texas A&M University System.
  • Experience with FAMIS/Canopy, MAESTRO, Concur, Workday, Data Warehouse/Business Objects.
  • Professional designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA).
  • Knowledgeable of sponsored project accounting and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Knowledgeable of OMB 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal awards.

  • $3,392.67 - $4,750 monthly ($40,712 - $57,000 annual)

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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