Grants Finance Specialist

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Position Title:
Grants Finance Specialist
Job Group:
Professional & Scientific
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelors or Masters degree in Business or related field of study
Experience with post-award grant management
Demonstrated administration of technical accounting tasks
Experience with development and administration of budgets
Job Description:

Iowa State University's Finance Service Delivery team is accepting applications for a Grants Finance Specialist to support ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Ag and Life Sciences in post-award activities related to grants.

Example of Duties
• Supports pre and/or post-award administration for a department, college or program.
• Reviews budgets and proposal language, budget variables, calculations, and signature authorizations to ensure completeness and acceptability.
• Resolves problems with proposals, contracts, and budgets.
• Assists researchers by finding and presenting grant opportunities.
• Establishes and monitors accounts, re-budget funds, makes changes to expenditures.
• Prepares and reviews initial draft proposals, budgets, and subcontracts.
• Provides guidance to faculty and research staff on proposals and budgets.
• Reviews sponsored program awards and communicates terms and conditions to participants.
• Consults with sponsors, researchers, and staff to determine expense allowability, cost-sharing requirements, financial reports, and guidance.
• Verifies and audits compliance, budget, and reporting.

Level Guidelines
• Intermediate-level position with solid professional and/or technical skills working under general supervision to achieve goals
• Applies broad, working knowledge of the principles of the field to moderately complex, difficult, and varied problems and issues
• Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and resolve problems
• Responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests
• May provide training and/or direction to lower-level staff
• May lead projects of moderate scope and complexity
• Provides guidance to students

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an on-going basis without sponsorship.

Appointment Type:
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Time Type:
Full time
Pay Grade:
Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Why Choose ISU? Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: • Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans • Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans • Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) • Life insurance and long-term disability • Flexible Spending Accounts • Various voluntary benefits and discounts • Employee Assistance Program • Wellbeing program • Iowa State offers WorkFlex options for some positions. WorkFlex offers flexibility on when, where, and how you do your work. For more information, please speak with the Hiring Manager.
Original Posting Date:
July 9, 2024
Posting Close Date:
July 15, 2024
Job Requisition Number:
R15042 ID:uDnQdo