New York Genome Center Senior Grants Accountant in New York, New York

  • Senior Grants Accountant

    Job Description

    The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit academic research institution at the forefront of transforming biomedical research with the mission of advancing clinical care. A collaboration of premier academic, medical and industry leaders across the globe, the New York Genome Center is committed to advancing genomic research and offering clinical genomic testing so that new treatments, therapies and therapeutics against human disease can be developed. NYGC member organizations and partners are united in this unprecedented collaboration of technology, science and medicine, designed to harness the power of innovation and discoveries to advance genomic services.

    The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

    Position Description

    Reporting to the Grants Accounting Manager, the Senior Grants Accountant will be responsible for maintaining financial and compliance documentation with regards to federal awards, private grants, and NYGC Faculty startup funds subject to internal and external audits. The Senior Grants Accountant will collaborate closely with principal investigators, Sponsored Research and finance department staff to maintain timely, accurate financial and compliance data from various funding sources in NYGC's different software applications. This role is ideal for someone with an accounting background that wants to grow knowledge and skills regarding general and non-profit accounting principles, as well as government compliance and sponsored research principles.

    Key Responsibilities

    Budget mainenence and data analysis

    • Maintaining accurate budget vs. actual reports for all funding sources currently available to NYGC Faculty;
    • Working with faculty to project future spending on various funding sources;
    • Assist with development and implementation of more comprehensive time and effort tracking of company wide projects;
    • Produces ad hoc expenditure reports and data analyses;
    • Working wit lab managers to streamline purchasing process as it relates to NYGC Faculty;
    • Maintain IT Works database to ensure financial and compliance records match SAP general ledger; reconciling differences between the two databases.

    Compliance

    • Assists with assembling information needed for annual Single Audit;
    • Obtain and update effort certifications as required, and assist with implementation of electronic certification system;
    • Assists with preparing federal grant drawdown requests, and invoicing other grantors;
    • Reviews purchase orders and invoices for compliance with grant/funding terms, and NYGC's internal expense policies.

    Financial Modeling and Reporting

    • Assists with development and maintenance of a fee for service model -Specialized Service Facility (SSF) and annual cost analysis;
    • Assists with preparation of annual Indirect Cost Proposal.

    Requirements & Qualifications

    • Must have a Bachelor's degree with a major in a business subject (e.g. accounting, finance, economics) and at least two years' of related experience;
    • Experience in higher education or non-profit organization is desirable;
    • Must have the ability to utilize sound fiscal accounting practices and procedures to account for receipt of grant funding and prepare necessary reports;
    • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills;
    • Ability to establish priorities, work under pressure, and exercise independent judgment and discretion;
    • Ability to react quickly and effectively to other inquiries from a variety of management levels with comprehensive and accurate information in a wide variety of contexts and changing priorities;
    • Must be detail oriented and possess quantitative skills with proficiency in analyzing spreadsheets using Excel;
    • Must have strong proficiency with MS Office.

    FLSA - Exempt

    This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation assistance.


  • The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.