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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 12/1/2016

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Brookline, MA

Brookline, MA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Grant Accountants provide day-to-day post-award management of all grants and contracts awarded to DFCI. Safeguards all DFCI assets for grants while maintaining sound fiscal controls and compliance according to the terms and conditions set by each sponsor.


* Responsible for the post-award management of approximately $35 - 40 million dollars of complex grants and contracts

* Ensures all personnel and other related charges are expensed to the grant according to the terms and conditions of various federal and non-federal agencies

* Reviews and approves all personnel and non-personnel cost transfers to ensure they are allocable, allowable, and conform to the aims of the grant

* Prepares all interim and annual financial reports by deadline set by sponsor

* Prepares monthly journal entries while ensuring clear and concise audit trails to support each transaction

* Works with Grants & Contracts staff and Research department administrators to resolve complex issues associated with managing grants

* Working with the Office of Grant & Contracts, ensures all relevant information, associated with setting up and tracking grants in the PeopleSoft system, is accurate and according to the terms set by the sponsor

* Mentors junior staff in performing their day to day functions

* Facilitates in the enhancements of the PeopleSoft application, including testing and review of all new applications

* Serves on various committees within Research accounting, Finance, and Grants & Contracts to enhance PeopleSoft financial systems as well as DFCI's standard operating procedures

* Special projects as assigned


* BS/BA required or equivalent experience. Minimum of 5 + years in post-award accounting required. This level is responsible for a higher grant portfolio; performs tasks with minimal supervision and is an active participant on various committees. Position also acts as a mentor for junior staff.

* Knowledge of all 2 CFR 200 OMB Uniform Guidance

* Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting principles and practices

* Ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels in and outside of DFCI

* PeopleSoft skills highly desirable

* Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

* Ability to interpret and explain rules and regulations associated with managing Federal grants

* Ability to maintain favorable working relationships with a wide variety of professional groups

* Ability to meet deadlines

* Ability to multi-task and function as an integral member of the team

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.