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Director of Research Accounting

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff, University Staff
Department: Research Accounting - 4070
Pay Grade: A4 - Exempt
Applications close:

Position Summary: The University of Dayton invites nominations and
applications for the position of Director of Research
Accounting. The Director, reporting to the head of
Business Services, serves as a key business leader and
strategic role within UDRI, supporting the University as
a whole as well as the University of Dayton Research
This is a highly visible, dynamic position interacting
regularly with senior university administration officials,
professional staff, and outside constituents at an
exciting time in the continued growth of UDRI and the
The Director of Research Accounting is responsible for
the leadership and management of the Research
Accounting Office. Primary responsibilities include
oversight of the UDRI month-end close process;
monthly, quarterly and annual billings; collection of
accounts receivable; monthly reporting; cost centers;
and timecard processing related to invoicing and
The Director of Research Accounting is a key member
of the team that develops/refines and implements
policies and procedures to identify, resolve, and
document accounting issues, and to make the close
and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.
This position will interface with UD and UDRI
Leadership to provide financial updates, reports, and
Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree
• 12 + years of finance and accounting experience
• 5 + years of supervisory experience
• 5 + years of work experience with government billings
and contract closeouts
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with federal
government cost accounting standards
• Demonstrated experience of successfully managing
finance accounting, budgeting, control, audit, compliance
and reporting within a complex financial environment
• Experience overseeing compliance with financial
management and reporting for Federal and State awards
• Due to the nature of this position, U.S. citizenship is
• Valid drivers license with low risk driving record

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree or MBA
• Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management
Accountant, Certified Defense Financial Manager or
other recognized third-party certifications
• Hands-on experience with Deltek Costpoint Financial
System Software
• 5+ years’ experience with a government contractor
• Experience with Ellucian Banner Finance System
• Demonstrated expertise in working with grants,
contracts, MOUs and similar legal instruments

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applications should include a current resume and letter explaining interest and relevant experience. For additional
information concerning the University of Dayton research, visit udayton.edu/research.
Harris Search Associates is assisting UD with this search. To apply or for more information, please contact Eric
Christ, Senior Consultant, Harris Search Associates.
Tel: 614-798-8500

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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