24 days old

RFS Financial Administrator I

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title RFS Financial Administrator I
Requisition Number RE34164
Working Title RFS Financial Administrator I
Department Name 3A600:Research Financial Services
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 43
Salary Range $39,104-62,587/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Requires handling of light-weight objects up to 10 pounds, or some standing or walking.
Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm. (40 hours/week).
Job Summary
Research Financial Services is an integral part of the research endeavor, overseeing the financial reporting and compliance requirements of all externally sponsored projects including grant and contracts. Our primary goal is to facilitate the management of sponsored funds provided to the University, in compliance with relevant guidelines, for the purpose of continuing research. We are seeking a Financial Administrator to aid in the management of a rapidly expanding research portfolio. A successful applicant will be a person who enjoys working as a team to complete core functions in a dynamic work environment.

The Financial Administrator will ensure compliance with financial aspects of legal agreements between the University and the sponsoring agencies, as well as guidelines established by the federal government and the University. This successful applicant will research, identify, and correct data integrity issues, ensure timely maintenance of grant master data as it pertains to the award document, as well as complete external financial invoicing and reporting for individual sponsored projects. They will serve as a liaison between sponsors, department personnel and principal investigators to provide accurate real-time invoicing, reporting, and financial guidance.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
SAP, BW Web Reporting, BEX Reporting, Tableau, MS Excel, MS Windows, MS Word, Outlook, Communication and Organization skills, Grant knowledge, Independence, Judgment, Teamwork, Time Management, Financial Reporting and Analysis.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Bachelor’s degree plus two or more years in grant management, financial analysis, teamwork, compliance to policy and procedure preferred.
Deadline to Apply 06/26/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-06-10 Expires: 2022-07-10

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