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Compliance Specialist

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Sponsored Programs
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Administrative / Clerical, Grants / Contracts

Job Description

The Financial Compliance and Integrity team manages the Personal Activity Reports process and provides oversight of the financial transactions posted to sponsored projects. As a member of the Financial Compliance Team in the Office of Sponsored Programs under the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Compliance Specialist reviews financial transactions posted to sponsored research projects, to help ensure that the transactions comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and with our sponsors’ terms and conditions. By performing these reviews, the Financial Compliance Team helps the university reduce the risks that would result from noncompliance with governmental, university, and sponsor requirements.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated experience and/or college coursework with an emphasis on accounting, finance, or government/business regulations and administration.
Strong proficiency in using Excel worksheets to manipulate, analyze, summarize, and report data.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with federal and non-federal grants and contracts.
Knowledge of administrative and accounting systems, practices and procedures.

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Review Date

January 3, 2024

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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