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 Associate
Director of 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
supervision and leadership within the VTTI fiscal area. Take part
in providing various training to VTTI’s faculty and staff in
relation to VTTI financial area as needed. 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, with self-awareness in meeting
-A Master of Business Administration (MBA), finance, or related
field(s), or lesser degree and commensurate experience.
-Experience with complex financial systems of which able to
abstract financial data to create ad hoc reporting.
-Excellent problem solving and leadership skills.
-Experience in creating spreadsheets.
-Organized and detail oriented with excellent communication
-Experience handling time-sensitive and confidential records.
-Ability to train others.
-Able to multitask and work independently to prioritize assignments
in a high volume, team environment.
-Experience in interpreting policies and procedures.
-Experience managing multiple funding types (e.g. government
funding, private funding, other grant or sponsored funding).
-Experience and/or working knowledge of some federal and nonfederal
regulations and guidelines.
-Experience with Sharepoint or similar.
Commensurate with Experience
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
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