Finance Professional 2 – Grants/Research

University of Minnesota
November 12, 2021
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


The School of Public Health is seeking applications for a 100% Financial Professional 2 (grants and research) for the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health.

The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an applicant's record working with individuals from historically marginalized backgrounds and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities

80% Post-award Grants Management and Reporting

Prepare financial reports and projections analyses for sponsored grants, foundation accounts, and departmental/faculty operating accounts.
Critical member of division finance team. Monitors and reviews expense documentation.
Meets regularly with finance team to discuss policies, actuals, forecast spending, carryover budgets, identify potential issues (deficit or surplus), and rebudget as needed.
Provide support for the effort reporting cycle for the unit.

15% General Finance

Prepares journal entries and payroll adjustments for internal charges, corrections, and fund transfers.
Assists division finance staff in planning, coordination and implementation of the annual budget entry process and year-end closing.
Serves as backup for inquiries involving foundation funds; process deposits; Assists finance staff with Donor Management System and Scholarships.
Assist with billing process for internal service organizations (ISOs) and external billing customers

5% Other

Participates regularly in the Grant Management User Network, Sponsored Project Symposium, Certified Approver Community of Practice, and other College and University grant and financial training opportunities. Builds relationships with colleagues beyond the department to share best practices. This position has room for growth and includes support for attaining Certified Approver status.
Adaptable and willing to work with others on emerging priorities as needed.

Work Arrangements: Flexible Start and End times, hybrid option with a minimum of 3 days in the office during core business hours

Starting salary based on relevant qualifications: $54,000 - $67,000 annually

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

• Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and medical/sick leave
• Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
• Excellent retirement plans with employer match
• Disability and employer paid life insurance
• Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
• Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
• Student loan forgiveness opportunity
• Opportunities for growth and promotion
• Employee Assistance Program

For more information regarding benefits:


Required Qualifications:

BA/BS with at least 2 years of experience in an accounting, business or administrative setting, or a combination of related education and relevant work experience to equal 6 years.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to organize and handle multiple tasks
Demonstrated detail orientation, self-motivation, organization, time management, interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability as a self-starter who takes initiative, acts independently, and confidently.
Demonstrated skill in problem solving
Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting
Proven ability to prioritize workload
Demonstrated ability to interact with people of all responsibility and experience levels within an organization and with external entities
Administrative/business experience at the U of MN
Demonstrated strong service orientation
Experience with financial planning or budget management

About the Department

The Division of Epidemiology & Community Health (EpiCH) in the School of Public Health is highly ranked in research productivity and focuses on disease and health in various populations. Our faculty and students examine the distribution, cause and prevention of diseases, and how human behavior affects overall health. The division offers MPH, MS and PhD degrees, as well as dual and joint degrees. There are 45 primary faculty members who bring in over $30 million annually in sponsored research grants. We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work. The work of epidemiologists spreads across sectors and areas of study, so our division and faculty are often partnering with other research entities and community organizations on public health research and interventions.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Please submit a resume and cover letter, and outline your qualifications as they pertain to this position. Inclusion of a Diversity Statement as a part of the submitted application materials is encouraged.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to either attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to comply with the University's testing requirement. To learn more please visit:

In the coming weeks the University will move from attestation to requiring all faculty and staff systemwide to submit proof of vaccination.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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