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Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently develop and/or oversee research proposals, awards and/or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Works on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations.
Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official. Works on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and/or multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff. Central Role (CR): Is eligible for delegated signature authority (may vary by campus). Department Role (DR): Typically works on complex proposals such as grants/ contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.
Under general direction, serve as Finance Manager for two distinct and diverse research units, the Marine Biology Research Division and the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine. Responsible for the daily fiscal analysis, management, planning, coordination, and supervision of the MBRD/CMBB fiscal business office which includes two full-time positions, and several student positions. Apply knowledge of University policies, practices, and procedures and various regulations governing contract, grants, and state funds.
Provide complex budgeting, forecasting, fund accounting, contract and grant oversight totaling over $13.5 million in annual expenditures. Duties include Federal, State, and private funded post-award contract and grant analysis and administration in the areas of accounting, ledger reconciliation, close out, procurement, inventory, and complex field travel to remote locations. Analyze post-award contracts and grants to determine allowability of expenses, and compliance with State, Federal, UC and private policies and procedures.
Oversee Quagga recharge facility and external PO's for services to ensure external revenue. Perform short and long term projections, financial planning, Agency reports, complex adhoc reports for PI's, CAO, Department Heads and Section Head. Consult and advise CAO and Fiscal Officer on all aspects of financial activity, one of which is located primarily at another location. Represent CAO as needed to central office, external agencies, and serve on campus-wide focus groups representing department.
Must be willing to work additional hours as needed to fulfill position responsibilities, particularly during fiscal closing.
Proven knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. Significant knowledge of finance, general accounting practices and principles, budgeting, business management, fund accounting, internal control standards, and financial audit concepts and recharge activities.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment. Specific knowledge of and ability to interpret OMB circulars A-21, A-110,Uniform Guidelines, and other Federal regulations governing contracts and grants.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration. Proven ability to interpret policies and guidelines is required. Expert knowledge of the guidelines for the following agencies: NIH, NSF, ONR, NOAA, DOE, USAF, NASA, ETC, DOD, etc.
Demonstrated experience in principles and practices of fund accounting, cost analysis, and audit procedures related to contracts, grants, and gifts.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Experience with contract and grant proposal preparation process for a variety of Federal, State, and private funding agencies. Experience researching and analyzing proposal RFPs for new and existing agencies, and determining required elements.
A Degree in financial management or related discipline and four (4) years of experience in administration analysis or operations research; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated expertise in analyzing and preparing budgets to identify spending patterns and project future expenditures based on
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