Financial Manager II (Hybrid)

For more information or to make an application: Job ID 248177

Department Information:
The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology delivers research and education programs in mechanical engineering, robotics, nuclear and radiological engineering, bioengineering, and medical physics. The School’s Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate program is currently rated number 2 in the country according to U.S. News & World Report and the School has a large and robust portfolio of research funding from many different types of sponsors from federal, industry and foundations. 

Job Purpose: 

Manage financial affairs of the School to include State, Sponsored and gift funding in a large volume and fast paced environment. Responsibilities typically include management of budgets, financial controls and reporting and procurement. Work will involve financial projection reports, budgeting, accounting, and proposals related to funding from State, Sponsored and gift funds. Responsible for setting employee goals, assessing employee performance, providing feedback, and making pay recommendations.  

Impact & Influence:

Interact with faculty, researchers, staff, students.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate the preparation and administration of unit budgets including amendments.  

  • Manage overall sponsored research related accounting operations including budget updates, financial reporting, Salary Planning and Distribution (SPD), sub agreements and financial forecasting. 

  • Develop and administer unit financial operating policies and procedures consistent with Institute policy. 

  • Manage the recording of financial transactions and generation of financial related reports on both scheduled and ad hoc basis. 

  • Confer with Faculty, staff and students providing expert advice and counsel regarding unique and highly complex issues related to sponsored research plans and projects.   

  • Provide advice and counsel to faculty and financial staff regarding budget management and related issues. 

  • Plan, direct and monitor activities of financial staff  

  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Education, Specialized Knowledge and Experience:

Degrees required for this job: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience  

Years of experience required for this job: 5 to 6 years job related experience  

Specialized Skills:

Specialized skills required for this job: This job requires advanced knowledge of accounting principles and practices as applied within a university environment. This includes skills in the application of accounting staff supervision, communications, attention to detail and problem solving. Use of specialized applications and databases related to accounting and grants and contract administration. 

Degree(s) Preferred:  MBA 

Certifications Preferred:   Certified Research Administrator (CRA) as granted through the Research Administrators Certification Council. 

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Contact Information

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology



801 Ferst Dr.

Atlanta, Georgia 30332


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

62k - 82k

  • Full Time