Grants and Budget Administrator

Grants and Budget Administrator  The George Mason University Department of Psychology is seeking a financial services specialist (Grants and Budget Administrator) to provide grants and budget support. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Process, track and reconcile all financial transactions and budgetary commitments;

  • Recommend action and provide intervention on account discrepancies;
  • Maintain spreadsheets for tracking all grants and department accounts;
  • Maintain and update fiscal files to meet audit requirements;
  • Act as liaison to General Accounting, Purchasing, and the Office of Sponsored Programs; and
  • Provide support for Principal Investigators, Office Manager, and Department Chair.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel;
  • Motivated self-starter;
  • High-level excellent customer service skills;
  • Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Strong numeric skills and reconciliation ability;
  • Ability to work in a team environment; and
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with sponsored funding and/or reconciliations;
  • Prior experience with university systems is a plus; and
  • Prior knowledge of university fiscal policies is helpful.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 00920z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


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