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Sponsored Research Finance Coordinator

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Office Park (1687) 
Requisition #:  35901



The Sponsored Research Finance Coordinator supports the pre- and post-award business processes and award management procedures associated with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's grant/contract funded programs. Works with minimal supervision in performing job duties and responsibilities, obtaining manager review and approval when necessary. Proactively identifies, develops, updates, and implements new pre- and post-award grants/contracts financial/administrative processes.  The Research Administration team at Children’s is trained and certified to provide comprehensive services to principal investigators and researchers through essential phases of the research life cycle. Our team of Sponsored Research Administrators has a diverse background and interests, but shares a common commitment to providing and enabling the research process for all grants, clinical trials and contracts.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, research administration, or a health-related field
  • No minimum experience required
  • Two years of experience in grants financial management or research administration
  • Knowledge of Lawson Grants Management System, Qlikview, and Epic systems
  • Experience in customer service with MD/PhD research population
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding pre- and post-award administration
  • Familiarity with federal grant policies, procurement, and accounts payable/receivable
  • Proven competency with spreadsheets, word processing, database software, and internal information systems
  • Ability to work accurately in a high-volume processing environment under pressure and on deadline
  • Proven ability for detailed work with high degree of accuracy in organization and financial record-keeping
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving techniques
  • Self-directed and motivated to work independently toward short- and long-term goals
  • Excellent communication, organization, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Ability to initiate activities and support team processes
  1. Develops pre-award budget, and processes approvals for a department, service line, or strategic focus area. 
  2. Develops budget proposals for both grants and contracts consistent with sponsor guidelines.
  3. Routes budget proposals for approval and amends as required.
  4. Handles post-award administration and processing for a department, service line, or strategic focus area.
  5. Assists departments, service line, or strategic focus area with administrative and financial activities associated with research or other sponsored projects.
  6. Monitors grant/contract awards and expenditures, ensuring expenditures are compliant with standards.
  7. Prepares grant progress reports.
  8. Conducts effort reporting activities.
  9. Implements systems to track study enrollment and invoicing needs for all studies and programs in assigned strategic focus area.
  10. Coordinates with Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Grants Accounting, Foundation, and Government Affairs (as appropriate) to ensure awarded funds are prepared, processed, and managed appropriately.
  11. Serves as project liaison to other departments/service lines, outside organizations, government agencies, and product representatives.
  12. Oversees pre- and post-award activity, and obtains approvals as necessary.
  13. Utilizes Lawson Grants Management module and Qlikview for all post-award financial activity reporting.
  14. Provides routine financial reports to investigators and leadership as requested.
  15. Obtains appropriate manager approval for expenses to grant/contract accounts, and identifies/submits accruals and reclassifications.
  16. Prepares operational and statistical reports for management and sponsor representatives.
  17. Maintains database of information for departmental/service line leadership, staff, and investigators.
  18. Supports A-133 audit as necessary.
  19. Performs other general administrative duties as required.

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Not Present
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Not Present
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1687 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Finance/Accounting - Grant Management

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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