Non-Clinical Careers at Lifespan

Manager - Grant-Research Finance Job

Job Number: LCS14585

Job Title: Manager, Grant/ Research Finance

Department: Accounting - 0014606

Facility: Corporate Headquarters

Location: Providence, RI

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or the equivalent. CPA/MBA preferred. In-depth knowledge of Windows applications. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, with knowledge of Microsoft Access helpful. Current and comprehensive knowledge of Federal and State regulations and the reporting requirements pertaining to research, as well as an understanding of private grant agency requirements. Knowledge of standard accounting practices and procedures.A minimum of six years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience, preferably in the Academic/Research health care environment. At least four years of research finance experience and a minimum of two years of supervisory responsibility. Substantive experience in the preparation and negotiation of Facilities and Administrative indirect cost rate proposals, research fringe benefit proposals, and research patient care rates. Favorable experience in the development and implementation of internal controls needed to prepare and reconcile research accounting entries, and to prepare summary status reports on many research grants, funds, and contracts. Recent experience with a complex research grant automated accounting system meeting the accounting/financial reporting requirements imposed by all types of funding agencies, including Federal, State, and local.


Under the general direction of the Vice President, Finance-Corporate Services, and in collaboration with the Administrative Director of Research Administration, manage the activities of Research Finance across the Lifespan system. This includes, but is not limited to, the post-award financial activities of all grants, contracts, subcontracts, consortium agreements, industrial sponsored activities, and internally funded projects. The Manager, Research Finance also serves as liaison to principal investigators, faculty, staff, granting institutions, and auditors.