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Senior Sponsored Programs Auditor
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/05/2022
Admin-Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Sponsored Programs Auditor
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support
Department Grant/Contract Accounting
The core purpose of the Office for Research (Research) is to advance Rutgers preeminence in research and spur economic growth. This office provides services universitywide to support the faculty’s research and strategically leads the university’s economic development activities. Our functions range from supporting the identification of new research funding opportunities and submission of grants proposals to post-award financial management and research regulatory affairs. The office directs research commercialization, including patenting and licensing, and serves as a central point for industry access.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Sponsored Programs Auditor. As part of the Office for Research, this position within Research Financial Services (RFS), will report to the RFS Compliance Manager and is responsible for the compliance function as it relates to grants and contracts.  Duties include, planning, executing and concluding postaward audits, review of cost transfers, effort reporting, sub-recipient monitoring, executing an internal compliance program and assisting with Federal and State Single Audits.    
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Monitor and complete all tasks within the compliance function.
  • Perform financial, operational and compliance audits of sponsored programs in accordance with the Federal regulations. 
  • Develop, execute and complete annual audit work plans for grants and contracts.
  • Supports the effort certification & reporting process throughout the entire effort lifecycle.  Conducts after-the-fact compliance audits of certified effort statements. 
  • Assists with effort help desk activities during peak periods.  
  • Monitor website to ensure information is complete and up to date.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 06
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 69353.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 87784.000
Annual Maximum Salary 106215.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Minimum Education and Experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Accounting preferred) or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. 
  • A minimum of five years’ Post-Award experience in a research environment with an institute of higher education or non-profit, preferably in Grants and Contracts
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong verbal, writing, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to understand applicable University policy and Federal regulations in order to apply the information to grant and contract compliance.  
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, deadlines and special assignments in a professional and timely manner. 
  • Capable of working independently or with a diverse group of business professionals as well as sponsors, faculty and other staff members. 
  • Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver’s license would be required for this position. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in sponsored program administration in a university setting, with working knowledge of OMB Circular 2 CFR Part 200. Green Book, GASB
  • Must be proficient in using PCs, Microsoft Office and comfortable learning new software/systems as business requirements change. Experience with Oracle, Tableau and other University systems. CPA, MBA or CIA certification preferred but not required. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the Uniform Guidance is highly desirable.
Equipment Utilized
  • Desktop/Laptop, Oracle Cloud financials, ECRT software, Microsoft Office suite.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • The position requires frequent communication with various stakeholders across the University, working with a computer and telephones  while sitting for periods of time. 
  • Travel to campus locations for meetings or to conduct training required
Special Conditions
  • Clean Driving Record

Posting Number 21ST4108
Posting Open Date 12/21/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details
33 Knightsbridge Rd Piscataway, NJ 08854

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