Job Title: Manager, Research Finance - Rush Preventive Medicine
**Manager, Research Finance - Rush Preventive Medicine**
Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)
**Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)**
Job Number: 2019-1219
At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies?
If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the **Manager of Research Finance** position with the **Department of** **Preventive Medicine** .
**Position Summary** **:**
The mission of the Department of Preventive Medicine is to improve the health of the public and reduce the burden of chronic disease, especially in underserved populations, by optimizing the integration of diverse talents to conduct high quality research, clinical service, and education. Its research program focuses on primary and secondary chronic disease prevention, specializing in women's health and behavioral clinical trials in cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It includes a clinical arm, the Rush Prevention Center, a Data Management Center, the Rush Center for Urban Health Equity, and a program of teaching to students in the medical school and in the Master's of Clinical Research program. The Department includes 3 sections: The Section of Social and Community Medicine, the Section of Clinical Preventive Medicine, and the Section of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
The Manager, Research Financeis responsible for providing financial oversight of all aspects of the Preventative Medicine Department, including grants, contracts and other restricted funds. The Manager will provide financial analysis to the Department Chair and evaluate trends that affect the financial stability of the Department. The Manager serves as the primary contact for research active faculty regarding grant proposals and other research administration matters including ongoing reports to Principal Investigators on the financial status of their budgets. The Manager will be engaged in a variety of initiatives ranging from systems implementation to policy and process development. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
**Position Responsibilities** **:**
1. Creates, manages and monitors sponsored research accounts, including notifying Principal Investigators (PIs), and verify all necessary approvals. Develops/revises pre-award budgets and records data into appropriate data system including preparation of proposal budget and budget justification. Apprises Administrative Director of research budget development and approval. Prepares fund allocation and labor cost distribution templates in collaboration with the Administrative Director and Director of Operations.
2. In collaboration with Department Chair, establishes and maintains internal controls for all financial transactions including annual budget preparation. Monitors all departmental financial transactions. Manages and evaluates the accuracy and effectiveness of the department budget. Manages operating expenses including personnel and faculty salary budgets. Apprises department leadership of the financial status of the Department alerting them to favorable and unfavorable trends and making suggestions for targeted changes. Develops a reporting system for relevant partners which keeps them apprised of trends. Monitor and reconcile all cost center expenditures on a monthly basis.
3. Collaborates with internal and external partners to ensure the successful completion of research projects including NIH, Foundation(s), and other philanthropic entities to ensure research project is conducted and completed as proposed. Serve as the primary liaison with Fund Accounting, Philanthropy and Research Affairs on external grant reporting, including subcontract billings.
4. Ensures regulatory compliance and quality control of the research studies.
5. Prepare all faculty contracts, LINK labor distributions and labor cost transfers, and journal entries for approval by the Department Chair in a timely manner to ensure the accuracy of fund accounting data on a continuous basis.
6. Prepare all Independent Contractor Agreements (contracts) needed for grants and submit to Legal Affairs, the Dean's Office, the Tax Department, then to Purchasing for processing.
7. Facilitates effort reporting, effort certification, cost reconciliation, and cost transfer efforts to support accurate accounting and compliance with government regulations.
8. Reviews and manages sub award agreements to ensure sub award recipients and costs are accurately monitored and comply with sponsor terms and government regulations. Ensures on-time invoicing.
9. Oversee the annual budgeting process, including completion of budget workbooks and loading of all data into the required templates.
10. Preliminary approval of all expenditures of the Department. Expenditures exceeding pre-determined limits will be submitted to the Chair for approval.
11. Other Duties as assigned this includes but is not limited to:
a. Utilize technology to reduce or eliminate operational inefficiency associated with manual business processes.
b. Update the long-range financial plan.
c. Ad hoc revenue and cost analyses.
d. Development and implementation of fiscal policy and procedures.
e. Payroll reporting of all staff in the Department.
f. Verify all MSP financial reports for accuracy.
**Required Position Qualifications** **:**
+ Bachelor's degree with three years of progressive experience in research administration/sponsored programs administration.
+ Understanding of fiscal management of grants.
+ Working knowledge of major federal/non-federal sponsors and regulatory requirements.
+ Excellent verbal and written communications as well as interpersonal skills.
+ Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
+ Strong customer focus and responsiveness.
+ Comfortable in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
+ Strong Microsoft Office skills.
**Preferred Position Qualifications** **:**
+ Master's degree in business, finance or research.
+ Two years of experience in a management level position in a university setting.
+ Experience working with electronic grants administration systems and research databases.
**Company Highlights** **:**
+ Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
+ The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.
+ As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
+ RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
+ Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.
**Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.** Associated topics: food, healthcare, immunology, microbiological, patient, pharmacology, therapeutic, therapy, toxicologist, transfection
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.