Working under the general supervision of the Manager of Post Award Reporting & Compliance: responsible for the oversight and management of assigned portfolio, prepares and submits invoices and financial reports, reviews transactions and expenditures, review and guidance is focused in the areas of meeting agency requirements and financial reporting. A s a member of the centralized Office of Research Administration (ORA), o ur dynamic Grant/Contract Officer (GCO) will be responsible for the accurate and comprehensive post-award administration of research awards and clinical trials generated by assigned department(s). You will work as a team member according to management direction.
Your m ajor responsibilities include:
Conducts review, analysis, and interpretation of award terms and conditions. Provides guidance to assist principal investigators with administrative/fiscal compliance and management of awards.
Monitors changes in policies of funding agencies and identifies financial issues including those which impact reimbursement for the Medical Center.
Manages and communicates financial information to Cedars-Sinai's research community and General Accounting as well as external funding agencies.
Maintains timely execution of portfolio management activities including preparation and submission of financial reports/FFRs, monthly/quarterly invoicing, expenditure review, journal entries and cash collection by month end close.
Reviews and analyzes accounts/projects to ensure costs are reasonable, allowable, allocable and consistent in accordance to sponsor terms and conditions. Provides notification to management regarding accounts not in compliance with funding limitations.
Provides deficit reports for distribution to Cedars-Sinai departments and monitors resolutions.
Responsible for financial closeout of awards as required by CSHS and agency policies. Ensures that records are maintained in the Archive File as required by the funding agency and CSHS.
Ensures compliance with state and federal laws, accreditation, professional and regulatory agency standards.
Demonstrates flexibility and initiative to effectively support change efforts to respond to environmental and organizational changes.
Specialty/Department specific job duties and responsibilities:
Responsible for maintaining up to date knowledge of grantor policies and procedures, in particular the National Institutes of Health, and major not-for-profit foundations.
Familiar with Uniform Guidance and OASC-3. In consultations with the Post Award leadership, interprets the policies and procedures during the administration of each grant and/or contract.
Will be required to maintain up to date knowledge regarding institutional policies and procedures and determine how they may impact grant and contract administration.
Alerts PIs to impacts and required actions. Recommends new policies and/or changes to existing policies whenever necessary to SGCO.
Understands and uses the various systems within the medical center and major federal and not-for-profit sponsors which are required for the submission of proposals and/or the administration of grant and/or contracts. These systems include, but are not limited to, the following: accounting, grant processing, purchasing, human resources, and data systems, i.e. use of the PC's, databases and networks. Intermediate to advanced expertise in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software (e.g. Microsoft Office). Basic proficiency in database, calendar and email software required. Current proficiency in the use of Grants.gov, Proposal Central, NIH eRA Commons, and NSF Fastlane is required.
Participates in CSMC performance improvement and quality assurance processes, as needed.
Patient and helpful assistance for Principal Investigators (PI's) and staff of financial post award management of research projects.
Provide interpretation of funding agency regulations and procedures to ensure that PI's understand their responsibility and are given timely notice of sponsor requirements.
Utilize professional abilities in financial compliance and reporting to ensure responsible post award administration of externally sponsored awards, philanthropic support, and pharmaceutically funded clinical and basic research.
Guide PI's and Staff on Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) and Sponsor policies as they apply to research administration.
Conduct in-service training seminars for PI's and Staff.
Serve as an information source for the department and research community.
Participate in career development training and departmental performance improvement processes.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.