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Sponsored Project Accountant

Company: Aston Carter
Location: Hyattsville
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Great Payroll Opportunity with a great Maryland company!
Consistently demonstrates support for compliance in the performance of job duties and responsibilities by developing and maintaining knowledge of, and performing job functions in compliance with, rules, regulations, policies, and statutes that affect his/her job. Maintaining knowledge of and performing job functions in compliance with the company's research policies and procedures and reporting compliance concerns in an appropriate and timely manner.
+ Assists in developing standard operating procedures.
+ Assists with the preparation of cost proposals and budgets including budget justifications to assure adequate costing of proposals and appropriate employee benefit and facilities and administration rates are used.
+ Coordinates sponsor agreement with approved human subject protocols.
+ Ensures that PI's are kept informed of changes in application processes, forms and instructions. Ensures that technical reporting guidelines are maintained.
+ Assists PI's and Scientific Center Administrators with annual continuations including any re-budgets, preparation of forms, electronic processing and administrative review.
+ Determines whether proposed clinical trials are qualified as defined in all relevant national coverage decisions, local coverage decisions, and other billing requirements. With input from the PI's and Study Coordinators, determines the proper allocation of items and services between routine costs vs. research costs.
+ Ensures accurate proposal and award information is maintained in Infoed.
+ Ensures that the agreements meet all applicable MHRI, Sponsor, and Regulatory requirements including IRB/FDA submission, and CMS (Medicare Part A and B) for device studies.
+ Ensures budget worksheets identify appropriate billing parties.
+ Reviews financial agreements with coordinators and, if necessary, collaborating entities. Ensures financial consistency between research agreements, informed consent documents, and study protocols.
+ Maintains frequent contact with contracting parties, sponsors and study centers for efficient and timely contract negotiations and execution. Maintains active and effective communication with PI's, Scientific Center Administrators, Study Coordinators and other affiliated offices as necessary.
+ Maintains knowledge and expertise in the applicable Federal, State and MHRI policies and procedures about proposal and award administration for sponsored programs.
+ Negotiates award terms and conditions, budgets and scope of work as appropriate and approves sponsored agreements.
+ Prepares and coordinates cost proposals and budgets for commercial agreements to assure that budgets meet study fiscal needs, price accuracy and CPT codes.
+ Prepares and monitors subcontract agreements for Federal contracts.
+ Provides support and assistance to Principal Investigators, Scientific Center Administrators, study coordinators, and OCGM staff on all issues related to award proposal and management.
+ Reviews and recommends changes to cost feasibility analysis and billing milestone capture sheet based on protocol and schedule of events.
+ Reviews budget amendments to approved clinical trials for changes in protocol and billing related changes.
+ Reviews contract and grant award terms and conditions to ensure that the information is effectively transmitted to the OFM and PI.
+ Reviews, endorses, negotiates and accepts clinical and other contracts and agreements for research activities acceptable to MHRI and PI.
+ Reviews, endorses, and submits Federal applications to assure the applications meet all applicable Federal and MHRI guidelines and compliance requirements.
+ Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards.
+ Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
+ Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate.
+ Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
Accounting, grants, grant accounting, post award, contracts administration
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
+ Bachelors degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Health Services or related discipline and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience or certification in contracts and grants.
+ 2years progressive experience administering contracts and/or grants preferably in a medical center setting, private research institution or within a federal agency.
+ Experience with clinical trials, accounting, contracting, and knowledge of federal grant administration circulars, regulations and policies. Experience with electronic research administration systems desirable.
About Aston Carter:
Please Note: Scammers are posing as Aston Carter. We'll never contact you via Gmail, Telegram, or WhatsApp and we'll never solicit money from you.
At Aston Carter, were dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.
Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address todays workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email ( for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

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