Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) has an annual
financial portfolio of over $50 million. This position will have a
broad responsibility for performing analysis, reporting, and
interpretation related to VTTI’s funding. Insuring compliance with
both university and award agency policies. Serve as liaison between
the VTTI research teams, the university's Office of Sponsored
Programs, the Purchasing Office, the Controller's Office, Risk
Management, and other internal departments and external groups as
needed while fostering teamwork and collaboration. The ability to
exercise judgment, facilitate problem resolution, and prioritize
effectively. As a vital member of the VTTI finance team, the
Research Financial Manager will report to the VTTI Finance
Based on federal award guidelines/restrictions and/or
University/State guidelines, this position is responsible for
approving labor coding, purchase orders, travel, and other
transactions charging to VTTI’s funding sources. Approves Graduate
Research Assistantships, Student and Emergency Wage hire
appointments within VTTI. Provide budget projections in planning
for project closeouts. Provides ad hoc financial reporting
internally and externally. Creates and monitors various data
tracking or submissions to VTTI Fiscal group via Sharepoint or
similar systems. The VTTI Research Financial Manager will provide
leadership and training to VTTI’s faculty and staff on how to
interpret various financial guidelines and policies. Provide
guidance and training on how to utilize various VT financial tools
such as MicroStrategy and the VT Award Management System, utilizing
such system to create and provide ad hoc reports. Tracking and
managing of complex cost-share (match) reporting and certification
needs. Able to work independently or with little supervision, with
self-awareness in meeting deadlines.
-A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, or a combination
of Bachelor of Science in business, finance, or accounting, and
experience within those areas reflective of a MBA degree.
-Demonstrated comprehensive financial experience.
-Demonstrated experience with complex financial systems of which
able to abstract financial data to create ad hoc reporting.
-Excellent problem solving and leadership skills.
-Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Excel.
-Excellent written and communication skills.
-Experience handling time-sensitive and confidential records.
-Ability to multitask, adapt to changing priorities, and meet
-Ability to train others.
-Able to multitask and work independently to prioritize assignments
in a high volume, team environment.
University financial experience.
-Experience managing multiple funding sources (e.g. State funding,
Foundation funding, Grant funding).
-Demonstrated practical experience in interpretation and
application of policies and procedures including institutional
policies and procedures and/or contractual terms and
-Demonstrated experience and/or working knowledge of some federal
and nonfederal regulations and guidelines.
-Experience with SharePoint computer services or similar
-Experience with enterprise financial systems such as Banner,
Summit, MicroStrategy, or similar systems.
-Advance certification (e.g. CPA, CRA, CMA)
-Valid Driver's license preferred
Commensurate with Experience
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19
About Virginia Tech
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than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000
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college, Graduate School
, and Honors College
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in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in
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. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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August 30, 2021