Financial Research Accountant


This position manages sponsored program accounts from the initiation of the account in the university’s accounting system, Workday, through award close-out.   The position monitors financial activity on accounts, making decisions on allowability, allocability, reasonableness and consistency. Flexible work arrangements for the weekly schedule may be considered. Other duties include

  • working with the research administrators on account set up
  • set up of budgets and accounts in Workday
  • Maintain authoritative knowledge of Uniform Guidance and other relevant grant regulatory requirements
  • Apply knowledge to the interpretation and analysis of grant documents
  • Regularly and consistently monitor fiscal activity on all grants for cost compliance
  • Setup of the accounts in the university’s accounting system through award close-out 
  • providing assistance to faculty and staff in the appropriate management of sponsored program accounts
  • producing invoices and financial reports
  • reviews the business process approvals of purchasing cards and purchases requisitions
  • budget revision and other financial post award requests to sponsors
  • review of payroll accounting adjustments
  • assisting with audit management and year-end close, including collection of samples and producing special reports
  • problem resolution for post award issues
  • responsible for follow-up/collection of outstanding receivables; 
  • oversight for subrecipient A-133 compliance 
  • NIH Salary Cap review, cost-sharing and effort certification documentation; and
  • Assistance with development of the university’s facilities and administration proposal and disclosure statement

Flexible work arrangements for the weekly schedule may be considered.


Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request.  All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.  


This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 1-3 years of experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.


Preferred 5-7 year of related experience 

CRA preferred 


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.  

Contact Information




5405 S Maryland Pkwy

Las Vegas, Nevada 89154


Background Information

4-Year Degree


Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time