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GRANTS ACCOUNTING MANAGER

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ABOUT US:

Scripps Research is a nonprofit biomedical institute ranked as one of the most influential in the world for its impact on innovation. We are celebrating our 100-year legacy in 2024. This significant milestone marks a century of seminal discoveries in immunology, infectious diseases (such as COVID-19, flu, HIV), neuroscience, heart disease, cancer, and more. Located in La Jolla, California, the institute houses six research departments, multiple Nobel laureates, a top-ranked graduate school and a leading postdoctoral training program. We work hand-in-hand with researchers of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and Calibr to merge foundational studies in biology, chemistry and computer science with translational science to produce pioneering drugs and advances in digital and precision medicine. Together, we cultivate new scientific leaders and expand the frontiers of knowledge to deliver medical breakthroughs impacting human health around the globe. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be your opportunity to join our transformative team.

Celebrating a Century:

POSITION TITLE: Grants Accounting Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

We have an exciting opening for a Grants Accounting Manager to join the Office of Sponsored Programs at Scripps Research. This is a great opportunity for someone to showcase their financial acumen and analytical skills to support some of the world's most renown scientists. The ideal candidate will have a strong financial accounting background and will be a vital part in ensuring both the tactical management and stewardship of externally funded grants (federal and non-federal). The Grants Accounting Manager will foster close cross functional relationships across the organization with groups including Research Development, Office of Tech Development, Strategic Finance, Research Services, and Compliance to ensure the overall long-term success of Scripps Research's Principal Investigators.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Financial Oversight: Manage accurate and timely financial reporting of grant activities, including providing progress updates to sponsors, stakeholders, and institutional leadership.
  • Compliance Oversight: Ensure compliance with federal regulations, sponsor requirements, and institutional policies throughout the post-award grant lifecycle, including but not limited to Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200).
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate financial, administrative, and compliance risks associated with grant activities, working closely with other stakeholders to implement/improve controls and procedures to safeguard against potential issues.
  • Training and Support: Provide training and support to principal investigators, research staff, and departmental administrators on grant management best practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Continuous Improvement: Evaluate and refine grant management processes, systems, and workflows to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance, fostering a culture of continuous improvement within the grants management team and across the institute.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3+ years of related work experience with grants and/or program management in a biomedical research institute / early-stage biotech company.
  • Understanding of federal grants, a strong plus.
  • Ability to understand complex business drivers, develop insights utilizing a data-driven approach, and communicate succinctly to a range of different audiences (principal investigators, administration colleagues, and lab coordinators).
  • Adept in ambiguous situations, flexible and comfortable making decisions using available data points that can be limited and/or imperfect.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities while effectively managing multiple commitments.
  • Strategic mindset coupled with the desire to constantly improve the status quo.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with proven experience in cultivating cross-collaborative working relationships across an organization.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field.

COMPENSATION:

The expected hiring range for this position is $80,000 to $90,000/annually, commensurate with experience. Consideration will be given to experience that exceeds the listed requirements.

COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Employer Contributed Retirement Plan - Depending on eligibility, employees receive an employer contributed retirement plan (no employee contribution required) and the option to contribute to a 403(b) (which is similar to a 401(k) using your own pre or post-tax dollars)
  • Full Suite of Health and Welfare plans including three medical plan options (including an HSA available option), dental, vision, life insurance, disability, EAP and more
  • Access to Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical/Dependent Care)
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave policies
  • Free, on-site parking

The above statements describe the level of work performed and expected in general terms. The statements are not intended to list all the responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of employees so classified, and the content herein is subject to change due to the business needs of Scripps Research, with or without notice. Furthermore, nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Scripps Research staff.

EEO Statement:

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote diversity of thought, culture, and background in the fields of science. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status. Underrepresented individuals are encouraged to apply.






The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

 

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