Over 7 years' experience preparing budgets, drafting grants, negotiating budgets and managing sponsored agreements.
* Experience with preparing 990 tax forms and audit information.
* Worked with Board Members to develop strategic plans and missions.
* Nonprofit management knowledge of operations, finance, human resources, governance, bylaws and planning.
* Knowledge of CFR's, OMB circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133.
* Detail oriented, goal driven, excellent accounting skills, able to work independently and within a group.
* Excellent qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills.
* Experience reviewing and preparing payment vouchers and ledgers to report expenditures for billing and accounting purposes.
* Excellent communication skills, able to articulate ideas to a diverse audience.
* Able to work in a fast paced changing environment and handle frequent deadlines.
Discover, COEUS, Oracle, Fastlane, Windows, Adobe, Internet Explorer, Grants.gov, eRACommons and agencies software.
09/2016 to Current
Director of Contracts and GrantsMerck － Kenilworth, NJ
Review contracts and grants submitted to Merck's $500 million, 10 years initiative titled Merck for Mothers.
Reviewed grants, contracts and collaborations to assure that their scope of work matched with Merck for Mothers mission statement.
Completed compliance checks such as Fair Market Value, Denied Party Screening, Third Party Due Diligence and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act screenings to assure that applicants were eligible for funding.
Managed the complete negotiation and redlining process of the agreements as well as assuring the full execution of the agreement.
Release payments for each contract/grant.
Review progress reports to assure partners are successfully achieving goals and objectives in a timely manner.
Responsible for executing no cost extensions and close out of grant agreements.
Prepared grant proposals for submission to sponsors.
Track cost against funding for projects issued on a monthly status report for the
Strategic Partnership Projects program.
Monitor funding projects; work specifically with departments to assure that funds are being allocated according to sponsors and Princeton University's terms.
Perform closeouts for proposals that have ended and prepare expense reimbursements to
return any unused funds.
Work with accounting and Planning and Control to open cost centers in order to allow spending on new projects.
Prepare FTE reports for departments.
Produce reports, analyses, charts and pivot tables for department heads and sponsor's.
Maintained and updated the Business Operations website.
10/2013 to 03/2015
Contracts AdministratorDepartment of Human Services － Trenton, NJ
Assigned to administer and review contracts and grants related to funding awarded as a result of SuperStorm Sandy.
Manage customer interface, proposal development, competitive research and analysis.
All agreements executed with the goal of maximizing financial and operational performance with minimum risk.
Provide technical assistance to agencies in preparing and submitting financial contract documents ensure that contract documents were complete, accurate and complied with DHS contracting policies and procedures, review and approve ROE's for assigned contracts and prepare payment instructions to payment unit.
07/2011 to 09/2012
Grants AdministratorThe Research Foundation of SUNY － Syracuse, NY
Tracked electronically submitted applications to assure all requirements were meet and reviewed just in time documents, progress reports via eSNAP, no cost extensions, Fastlane submissions, IRB and IACUC information.
Prepared and developed proposals, budget documents, reports and cost sharing reports for P.I.'s.
Utilized federal circulars such as A-21, A-110 and A-133 to assure contract and grant proposals budgets meet federal regulations.
Utilized various Microsoft Office programs, COEUS, Discover, NIH and other
software programs to prepare budgets, spreadsheets and reports.
Identified funding opportunities' through COS, Grants.gov, NIH, DOH and NSF.
Tracked subcontracts to assure contracts were extended.
Prepared notices of awards for Post Award once funding was approved.
Agency's signing official, submitted proposals on behalf of the agency.
09/2010 to 07/2011
Income Maintenance WorkerOnondaga County Public Health Medicaid － Syracuse, NY
Responsible for determining financial and categorical eligibility for a variety of programs administered by the Onondaga County Department of Social Services Medicaid Unit.
Reviewed documents and performed determinations regarding program eligibility.
Reviewed budgets, made changes in program benefits when indicated; recommended emergency grants on an as needed basis.
03/2008 to 09/2010
Grants Management AssistantSyracuse Housing － Syracuse, NY
Secured over $5,000,000 annually in competitive and non-competitive sponsored funds.
Responsible for identifying funding sources, researching the application process, compiling application data, and coordinating deadlines to assist with new program development for low income residents.
Reviewed SuperNofa annually to review what funding the agency would be eligible for.
Maintained grant applications from the beginning to closing, prepared application documents, completed logic models, submitted budget reports, reviewed notice of funding, worked with the accounting department to verify disbursement of funds meet federal guidelines and regulations (CFR).
Prepared and coordinated communications such as the newsletter, press releases, brochures and various materials for communication, event and marketing purposes.
Masters of Business AdministrationLe Moyne College － WarsawPoland
BA: CriminologyJohn Jay College of Criminal JusticeCriminology
Dispute Mediation Certificate
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NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators)
* Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration
SRA International (Society of Research Administrators)