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Financial Analyst Jobs in Washington, DC at SGF Global

Title: Financial Analyst

Company: SGF Global

Location: Washington, DC

Education Institution looking for 2 Financial Analysts

5-months contract, extendable up to performance (W2 Employ. type)

100% Remote

Job Overview

The Financial Analyst is responsible for all post-award financial reporting requirements on sponsored projects for specified cost centers; billings on awards; account setup, timely and efficient maintenance, and closeout of sponsored projects. The Analyst, under limited direction, researches and interprets applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards, and provides expert advice and oversight to faculty and staff in the administration for sponsored projects; The Analyst will also work on special projects as assigned.


Review financial data for legitimacy, accuracy and allowability of charges in compliance with Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), analyze budgetary line items for material deviation and prepare and submit Financial Reports for federal, other-governmental, and privately sponsored projects.

Responsible for coordinating with departments, reviewing submitted documents and submission of timely reports in accordance with sponsor financial reporting specifications.

Assist with external audit reviews. Responsible for providing financial and project information for awards within assigned areas.

Financial Accounting and Compliance

Review ledger accounts for Sponsored Projects (i.e., identify and correct accounting errors, request budget adjustments, etc.). Responsible for reviewing critical award information set up in the financial system. Responsible for working collaboratively with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of Research Services (i.e. pre-award offices) of needed budget adjustments or other corrections.

Provide monthly overdraft reports to departments within policy timelines, and work with departments to clear overdrafts older than 90 days in accordance with Sponsored Accounting Office Overdraft policy and procedures.

Review expenditures charged to sponsored awards for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness as per sponsors’ regulations. Reconcile University Financial records to final reports; assist in resolving collection issues and closing out of awards. Request copies of (i.e., technical and invention reports) or prepare final reports (i.e final financial report, invoice or property reports) required on award.

Serve as a resource to faculty, principle investigators, administrators, and finance staff in the administration of sponsored agreements. Provide timely and useful responses to inquiries. Recommend and/or assist supervisor in designing and presenting training packages tailored to department needs. Schedule regular meetings with departments requiring more post award monitoring supervision. Follow up on all communications to departments, principle investigators, and sponsors. Ensure quality control issues are identified and reported to supervisor.


Bachelor’s degree required. Accounting degree preferred.

Two to three years of accounting and analysis experience.

Two to three years working directly with grants and contracts.

Previous work in university or hospital setting with a medical research facility is a plus.

Strong accounting skills.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills in computerized financial software.

Demonstrated understanding of research administration processes.

Knowledge of OMB Uniform Guidance [2 CFR 200] and its predecessors OMB Circulars A-110, A-21, A-133, A-122; FAR, PHS Guidelines, DS2 regulations, private agency guidelines, c…

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