Fiscal Award Management including: expense reviews and approvals, award progress reporting, award extensions and related budget extensions (NCEs), award and contract cost transfers, labor variance reporting, and award closeouts.
Decision-support analysis responsibilities that include:Â variance analysis, 'what-if' analysis, monthly, quarterly, and annual dashboards, and liaison responsibilities with URA, BSD Finance, and other central repositories of data and decision-support information.
Other ad-hoc financial stewardship responsibilities as assigned.
Works independently to maintain and support the planning and execution of financial strategy.
Uses best practices and in-depth financial knowledge to assist in the preparation of annual budgets. Works with minimal guidance to provide analytical support for complex budget projects. Examines past budgets and researches economic and financial develop.
Reviews estimated expenditures. Develops expenditure projections and periodic budget variance reports. Prepares forecasts as well as analyses.
Acts as a resource for team members, solves complex problems. Explains complex and sensitive information.
Performs other related work as needed.
Â Degree in related field (Business, Administration, Communications, etc.)
5-7 years of progressively responsible work experience in sponsored programs financial management, financial services, or academic budgetary roles.Â
Mid-senior-level skills in financial and data analysis, modeling, forecasting, and decision-support data preparation.Â
Experience working within research-intensive academic healthcare environments, all the while supporting highly productive administrative leadership roles, a plus.Â Â Â
Licenses and Certifications
CPA certification, a plus.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a cohesive team.
Deep knowledge of sponsor agency guidelines (Federal, non-Federal, and other) along with policies related to the financial stewardship of sponsored proposals, awards, and research contracts.
Ability to confidently interact with corporate and industry sponsors â“ faithfully representing the needs of UC and its research faculty.
Comfortable with deadline-driven work tasks and the capacity to get things achieved through others.
Strong communication skills with a high degree of âœemotional-intelligenceâ and a skillful negotiator.
Ability to translate complex work issues into understandable and actionable plans toward resolution.
Comfortable with fair, constructive criticism and a continuous thirst for learning and growing.
Â Â Â Office working environment
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