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$53,600 - $76,660 /year
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8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#110342 Award Accountant

Extended Deadline: Mon 10/25/2021

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This position will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/07/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/16/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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UC San Diego is currently ranked 10th best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and is the largest employer based in San Diego County. You’re invited to join our team of professionals who share a passion for creating value through innovation and collaboration. Our team is looking to add an extremely creative and enthusiastic individual with a drive to succeed. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who is results driven and enjoys working in a "roll up your sleeves" fast-paced environment.

Incumbent serves as Award Accountant within Office of Post Award Financial Services (OPAFS) ---a division of Business and Financial Services (BFS). This position provides vital support to UC San Diego campus departments to coordinate and oversee the post award accounting and financial administration of funds received from federal and non-federal sponsors. Incumbent ensures timely and accurate fund control activities and management of financial reporting requirements to the awarding agencies/entities. The Award Accountant provides knowledge in regulatory compliance support services to the department administrators and Principal Investigators to ensure all applicable government and private regulations are met during the executed award period.

The Award Accountant is responsible for supporting and enhancing a culture of quality services that supports the research mission of the University of California system. Incumbents assume a broad level of responsibility in the post award accounting administration of executed awards, providing project leadership and support on a multitude of campus wide and organizational initiatives.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; or equivalent combination of education and experience, with a minimum years of professional experience is four (4) years.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of audit and internal control standards; demonstrated experience in applying standards to cash management practices.

  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of contracts and grants post award administration.

  • Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.

  • Ability to independently comprehend, analyze and interpret terminology in agency guidelines/regulations and University policy, in order to apply knowledge in preparing financial reports.

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.

  • Superb analytical skills to comprehend and reconcile financial data, and perform mathematical computations with accuracy.

  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.

  • Strong competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. Intermediate proficiency Microsoft suite of applications.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.Preferred Qualifications


  • Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.

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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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