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Core Business Manager and Cost Accountant

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance

Job Description

The Core Business Manager and Cost Accountant will be responsible for business operations and financial management of Virginia Tech Health Sciences and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute core facilities and service centers with an understanding of university, state, and federal guidelines. The role will report to the Director of Finance and in this capacity will be a key contributor in producing high-quality and high-accuracy financial activity reporting for dissemination to all areas of the organization, the university, equipment sponsors and potential partners. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the financial viability of the institute through effective core management. This position will be responsible for the operations management aspects of core facilities (service centers) including an in-depth understanding of the iLabs software platform used to manage institute cores. The position will include providing accurate usage rate data for inclusion in sponsored research budgets produced by a highly dynamic and diverse PI population and grants administration team. The cost accounting aspects of this position will include management of NIH salary cap cost share, pre-reviewer role in the university’s effort reporting system (ERS), fixed assets surplus procedures and contributions to the universities periodic space survey.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related area or equivalent experience.
- Experience analyzing accounts and creating reports
- Experience with budget management development and analysis
- Demonstrated excel competencies.
- Excellent analytical and quantitative skills with experience utilizing computer applications for data analysis and report development.
- Must have a high level of independent judgment, initiative, discretion, and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

- CPA or relevant professional certification.
- Experience with service centers and/or core facilities.
- Experience with core facility management software or similar experience in managing inventory, billing and operational expenditures of a cost-recovery service center.

 

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

December 15, 2023

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brittany Shelton at sheltb@vtc.vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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