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Financial Coordinator, NIIMBL

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Financial Services and Procurement, Administrative Support, Full Time



National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) is a member of the Manufacturing USA network of institutes funded by the federal government to advance United States competitiveness in advanced manufacturing innovation.  NIIMBL is established by a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a public/private consortium of a diverse set of member organizations, including industry, academia, non-profit organizations, state governments, and federal agencies. Institutionally, NIIMBL reports to the Vice President for Research, Scholarship & Innovation.

Under the general supervision of the Associate Operations Director, the Financial Coordinator performs complex financial and administrative duties for NIIMBL. The principal emphasis is on general coordination of departmental financial activities. The incumbent also ensures compliance with internal and external financial policies and procedures. A high level of independent judgment, initiative and problem-solving skills, and the ability to demonstrate a high degree of confidentiality and discretion are required.



  • Perform various billing processes for the department, to include special events, vendor purchase orders and membership invoices and journal vouchers ensuring the appropriate allocation to internal or external accounts.
  • Reconcile receivables and allocate funds received to the appropriate accounts.
  • Support the Business Administrator in interfacing with General Accounting and Budget Office to resolve conflicts and discrepancies.
  • Manage university credit card administration and reimbursement requests for staff in Works. Verify that credit card expenditures are charged to appropriate budgets and confirm funds are available prior to processing credit card allocations.
  • Review charges to ensure they are allowable in accordance with agency regulations and guidelines. Ensure back up documentation is properly filed and available for audit or grant close out reporting.
  • Provide guidance and direction to NIIMBL staff on policies and procedures regarding the proper allocation and documentation of all credit card purchases.
  • Review and reconcile grant activity pre-award through post-award.
  • Monitor grant spending, verify grant requirements are met, and assist with grant close-out process.
  • Assist Business Administrator with financial analysis and compiles financial data to help facilitate decision making.
  • Assist the Business Administrator with payroll related activities
  • Make recommendations and provides resolutions for potential budgetary issues and evaluates processes for effectiveness and recommends improvements.
  • Stay abreast of UD policies and procedures related to budget matters to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable laws, rules, policies and procedures necessary to comply with federal, state, local, and university contract and grant regulations.
  • Maintain Institutes financial and administrative archive schedule ensuring compliance with grant and university policy requirements.
  • Performs other miscellaneous job related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with accounting systems, budgetary processes, payables, payroll, and audit/reporting procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and make independent decisions, plan, prioritize, balance and review multiple projects with simultaneous deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of federal and state regulatory policies, procedures and guidelines. General familiarity with 2 CFR 200 regulating federal allowable and allocable cost and administrative procedures strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with all stages of grant processing from the request for proposal through closeout.
  • Familiarity with UD accounting system, PeopleSoft financials, UD grant policies and procedures, Cayuse and/or online systems, is preferred.
  • Proficient at collecting, compiling, evaluating and analyzing information from a variety of sources.
  • Ability to understand, explain, and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to review and verify accuracy of information, resolve discrepancies and follow-up on outstanding activities.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel and MS Word.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks. 
  • Strong organization and attention to detail skills.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce, PeopleSoft Financials and GAAP preferred.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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