Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary GRANT ACCOUNTANT in Boston, Massachusetts

Description Under the general supervision of the Director of Accounting Operations, performs a wide variety of post- award functions for both private and government sponsored programs. Consults with and provides assistance to research administrators and principal investigators regarding grant financial oversight to ensure compliance with guidelines of both federal and non-federal sponsors and Mass Eye and Ear policies.


  1. Prepares timely and accurate invoices for submission to sponsors and ensures that costs incurred on cost reimbursable agreements are invoiced and paid.
  2. Communicates effectively with and develops professional, effective working relationships with departmental research administrators.
  3. Works closely with research administrators and principal investigators, providing guidance on rules and regulations of sponsored programs to ensure compliance.
  4. Serves as the primary contact for research administrators on matters of allow ability of costs.
  5. Ensures all relevant information, associated with setting up and tracking grants in PeopleSoft system, is accurate and accounting to the terms.
  6. Assists in the implementation of newly issued or revised policies and procedures that affect research administration.
  7. Responds to auditor inquiries and provides detailed documentation during audits and reviews of awards.
  8. Creates and financially manages grants and contracts, including the monitoring and analysis of expenditure levels and amounts due from sponsors.
  9. Manages grant closeout process, including analyzing and forecasting of data, reporting of data and preparing close out reports in a timely manner.
  10. Performs various functions for the month-end close, including creating journal entries while ensuring clear concise audit trails to support each transaction, salary adjustments, and reconciliation of accounts.
  11. Serves as a research finance team member by participating in group training and development activities, and by performing duties in support of research departments when necessary during turnover in the research department or research finance group.
  12. Assists with annual physical inventory of research fixed assets and the maintenance of the fixed asset database.
  13. Other duties as required by the Director of Accounting Operations.

Requirements BS and/or BA degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration with 3 years of experience in an accounting or research environment. Good computer skills, including knowledge of general ledger systems, Microsoft Office suites, especially Excel and Word, and familiarity with databases. PeopleSoft experience required. The research Grant Accountant must possess the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers. Knowledge of federal and non–federal regulations and operating policies including 2 CFR 200, also known as Uniform Administrative Requirements.

Requisition Number: 16-0334

Post Date: 10/14/2016


Department: Research Finance

Shift: Day

Hours Per Week: 40

City: Boston

State: ma