Under general supervision, responsible for the fiscal control, accounting and reporting of all levels of contracts and grants awarded; for budget preparation, review, fiscal analysis, effort reporting regulatory research compliance oversight; and forecasting of extramural and department budgets. Serve as a financial analyst, compliance officer and resource specialist to the CAO and Chairs on University policy and procedure and departmental business processes. Works in a highly independent capacity as 1 of 3 financial analysts with the contracts and grants team, dealing with complex proposals and funding sources. Gather, manage and analyze financial data from a variety of revenue streams, including state general funds, state and federal grants, private grants, gifts, and other funding sources. Provide highly complex financial and regulatory administration reporting and analysis of cross-disciplinary extramural and intramural research proposals and awards. Independently develop and manage pre- and post-award processes and analysis for multi-investigator, multi-site, and multi-year research projects. Trainer and resource for business office staff on financial procedures and policy. Assist the CAO in long-range financial planning and forecasting. Independently serve as liaison and department representative to the Office of Research, Accounting and Financial Services, Business Contracts, Extramural Accounting, and external agencies including federal, state, and private sponsoring agencies as prime or sub-contracted awardee.
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Work at a computer for extended periods of time.Lift/move boxes of financial documents for storage purposes weighing up to 30 lbs.
Work with frequent interruptions.
Work flexible schedule.
Work occasional overtime to meet project deadlines or operation needs.
Limited vacation during busy periods, such as fiscal closing and during grant/project deadlines.
Completed Research Administration Certification (RAC) or ability to obtain within two years from date of appointment.
Experience in financial analysis, forecasting and strategic planning to analyze quantitative aspects of fiscal and budgetary issues and with compiling financial data and reports.
Experience providing leadership and decision making to solve problems and to evaluate business needs and critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze complex data and develop.
Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate and interact with Dean’s Offices, campus departments, Principal Investigators, CAO, staff, and students to ensure compliance with UCD policy and procedures.
Organizational skills to work with changing priorities and demanding workload to independently manage and monitor multiple accounts simultaneously and to meet multiple and variable priorities and deadlines.
Critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze complex data and develop meaningful solutions to specific problems.
Experience with UC Davis accounting, purchasing, entertainment, travel, and business management practices.
Knowledge of UC Davis hiring/employment practices within an academic department.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, cost allocation methods, and accounting policies and procedures in an academic environment.
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This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
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