The Assistant Vice President, Grants, Gifts, and Investments Accounting & Compliance will lead post-award administration for NYU's Washington Square Campus. This position will ensure the continued partnership with the Office of Sponsored Programs in the design and delivery of best-in-class research administration services. Responsibilities will include the post-award life cycle, accounting, compliance, and audit functions for sponsored programs and the delivery of highly responsive customer service to support the needs of faculty, researchers, and local (i.e. department, school and center-based) staff. Lead the development and negotiation of the University's Facilities and Administrative rate and Federal fringe benefit rate. This position also directs the accounting, reconciliation, and financial reporting for the University's gifts, cash and investments including the endowment. Serve as subject matter expert for related systems and collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Gift Administration and Investment Office, as appropriate, for the creation and implementation of policies, business processes, and training. Develop and oversee staff including hiring, training, supervising, mentoring and evaluation of performance.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree Finance or Accounting
Preferred Education: Master's Degree MBA or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Taxation.
Required Experience: 10+ years relevant experience are required. Significant experience in the accounting and financial reporting for federal and other externally funded sponsored projects and contributions in a complex organization. Demonstrated experience in leading translation of policy into procedures, training, and system requirements to assure accurate, allocable and auditable compliance. Previous experience leading the annual uniform guidance audit.
Preferred Experience: 10+ years relevant experience in a progressively responsible supervisory position within finance or accounting area of a university or public accounting firm specializing in not-for-profit industry areas of contributions, grants, and endowments. Experience with evaluation of internal controls, process improvement initiatives and leading cross-functional projects.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication, organization, and presentation skills. Proven ability to develop policies and procedures that represent industry-accepted best-practices while being responsive to stakeholder feedback. Familiarity with financial management software. Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to relate to individual faculty and their staffs. A strong customer-service focus. Comfort introducing and leading change in a de-centralized environment.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Strong accounting, financial reporting and analytical skills. Ability to write well, speak effectively, and work in fast-paced analytical team is essential. Ability to understand long-term goals and broader planning parameters and ability to frame results of financial and policy analysis in a clear, cogent, concise, and compelling fashion.
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