The NRI and this position are in Kannapolis, NC, in the Charlotte region.

Position Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to manage financial aspects of the Nutrition Research institute’s Foundation, Trust, Recharge, and Contracts/Grants accounts. In particular, the Business Officer manages both pre- and post-award grants and contracts, as well as the accounting for the institute’s trust and F&A account. This position advises on budgeting, financial projections and fiscal planning.  Due to the increase in the number of faculty and their external funding portfolios, there has been a significant increase in comprehensive grants/contracts management complexity – both pre- and post-award. This position will report to Senior Business Officer, managing research portfolios for determined number of faculty at NRI.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

• Thorough knowledge of standardized accounting practices auditing principles adopted by State Government.
• Knowledge of appropriate business practices and procedures and the ability to manage and improve business processes to ensure continuity.
• Knowledge and experience with federal guidelines and regulations allowable and non-allowable expenditures on grants and/or recharge centers, F&A rates, MTDC calculations, subcontracting, financial reporting, compliance, recharge rate development an effort reporting.
• Familiarity with NIH application guidelines (e.g. SF424 and PHS 398).
• Ability to collaborate in the development and completion of grants and contracts.
• Ability to work independently to gather, organize, summarize and analyze data within prescribed time frames.
• Ability to analyze business operations and/or financial statements.
• Ability to independently allocate resources, monitor expenditures, reconcile accounts, plan procurement, and oversee budgets and contracts and grants to ensure the fiscal stability of the Nutrition Research Institute.
• Ability to review, examine and prepare documents.
• Ability to choose an effective course of action or develop appropriate solution, and/or reach conclusions.
• Ability to determine and ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

• At least 5 years of administrative management or business management experience.
• Strong knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials and University accounting processes.
• Strong understanding of complex rules that govern federal, state, and grant funding.
• Experience performing similar job duties in research center or sciences department.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.