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Position Opening - Research Accounting Manager (Post-Award) in Financial Management & Compliance in Knoxville, TN

  • 1.  Position Opening - Research Accounting Manager (Post-Award) in Financial Management & Compliance in Knoxville, TN

    Posted 10-14-2021 13:32

    We are pleased to announce that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) has a position opening for a Research Accounting Manager in our post-award Financial Management & Compliance (FMC) office.


    The University of Tennessee has recently been ranked by Forbes magazine as the 7th best employer among all businesses in Tennessee and as the top university in the state. UT has much to offer, including:


    Comprehensive benefits packages

    Enrollment fee waivers and discounts for staff, spouses, and dependents

    Established community of research, partnerships, and student success


    Knoxville has something for everyone! We look forward to your application.


    Apply through our job portal website here:


    You may find additional information about our department here.



    Financial Management and Compliance
    (FMC) is seeking to hire a Research Accounting Manager. The principle responsibilities are as follows:

    • Plans, organizes, directs, and certifies the work of Research Accountants to facilitate the effective and efficient management of roughly 2,100 grants and contracts from external sponsors.
    • Responsible for on-boarding and training new team members, guiding their development on the department's career path.
    • Provide regulatory guidance to faculty, department heads, and departmental accounting staff.
    • Review grant and contract activity to ensure financial compliance.
    • Hybrid remote work schedule possible upon completion of probation period


    Basic Requirements:

    Education: Bachelor's degree


    Required Experience: Six or more years in post-award management of sponsored grants and contracts, preferably at a comprehensive research university or institution. Experience with computer systems and software, including Microsoft Office.


    (Preferred Experience):

    Knowledge of UT fiscal, human resource and research policies; Knowledge of SAP and/or Cayuse; Direct supervisory oversight of accounting personnel; Professional certification, such as Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).



    Apply through our job portal website here:

    Bethany Williams
    Business Systems Analyst
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville