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Dir of Research Accounting

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Research Accounting - 4070
Pay Grade: A4 - Exempt
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Position Summary: 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 payroll. 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 analyses. This position will oversee the development of accurate monthly reporting that includes, but is not limited to the UDRI balance sheet, income statement, operational expenses, budget versus expense, labor utilization, profitability by project, unallowable expense tracking, cost centers, accounts receivable, and revenue. In close coordination with the University Controller, the Director of Research Accounting will assist with F&A negotiations, the SEFA report, and other federal government reporting as needed; oversee the UDRI financial audit; and be responsible for drafting all audit responses to federal and state audit agencies.
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 required.
• 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:

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

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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