Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Business Manager I to report to The Director of the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS). This position is responsible for the organization, direction, and administration of a variety of business services including accounting, cash accounting, finance, budget, and grant accounting, and the administration of policies, personnel, grant administration and purchasing, within a large, complex, and active research center.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Prepares financial sections of grant proposals in a timely manner and coordinates with PIs and external collaborators on financial aspects of grant proposals, outlining budget rules, regulations, and goals.
Coordinates with Center Administrator or other assigned staff member regarding non-financial documents required for proposals.
Ensures all appropriate sections are included in accordance with current University policy and sponsor requirements.
Communicates with the School of Arts and Sciences, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and/or Office of Corporate Contracts (OCC).
Drafts financial aspects of reports to University and funding agencies, with the assistance of the Accounting Assistant I, in a timely, careful way.
Obtains and prepares materials for center financial reports, and coordinates with the Center Administrator on technical reports.
Monitors programmatic expenditures to ensure timely spending of grant funds and alerts PIs to overspending/underspending situations.
Analyzes financial activity including projections and anticipated costs and recommends strategies to correct overspending/underspending situations.
Manages subcontract documents including initiation of processing of funding increments to subcontracts as funds are appropriated.
Works closely with Grant & Contract Accounting on closeouts and stays current with federal, state, and other regulations governing grants, such as the federal Uniform Guidance.
Assists center leadership with strategic planning concerning financial trends and the financial implications of business opportunities and new approaches by tracking overall budget situation and communicating it to center leadership on a regular basis.
Plans for and is responsible for implementation of staff and management salaries, as well as salaries of faculty and students on grants and University funds.
Manages the center's non-sponsored project and
Internal Number: 66156
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