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Financial Account Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/13/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 03/31/2018
Working Title Financial Account Coordinator
Job Classification Financial II
Department Name 93802-UPCI Fiscal
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0100366
Hiring Range $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Position Description

The incumbent will serve as a Financial Account Coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Responsibilities include post-award management and administration of grants and contracts (including clinical trials) along with non-sponsored research commitments for UPCI faculty. Specific duties include the following:

- post-award management of grant and clinical trial funds
- verification, approval, and processing of expenditures for accuracy and compliance with University and sponsoring agency guidelines
- provide investigators with monthly financial reports
- billing and other general fiscal duties for specified grants/contracts
- management of non-sponsored research accounts that relate to specific faculty members and coordination of reporting between all accounts within a faculty member’s portfolio
- monitor activity of the University’s Research Accounting Department as it interfaces with the UPCI Fiscal operation
- with input from investigators, independently formulate complex budgets and budget justifications reflective of the proposed research
- work closely with UPCI Clinical Research Services to determine clinical and contract milestones achieved
- initiate invoices and follow-up correspondence for revenue collection

The incumbent much have the ability to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines as well as be a team player required. The incumbent must be familiar with University policies and procedures as well as external funding source guidelines.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Accounting or business/finance related bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of 2 years experience in sponsored project administration is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter