Job Description

Payroll Title:
BFS - Costing Policy & Analysi
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Commensurate with experience
Torrey Pines Center South
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#115303 Associate Director, Costing Policy & Analysis

Extended Deadline: Mon 6/6/2022

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This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at UC San Diego. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, our culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices and best people at the best place to work! Our candidates come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our organization thrive!

The "Why"

Our organizational core values (People First, Innovation, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability) define the culture at Business & Financial Services and push us to be our best. We’re excited to grow our team and learn from people that want to make a difference. If you love what you do and comfortable with designing for the future, we encourage you to consider joining our progressive organization. We recognize that candidates come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of the job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is the key to innovation and excellence. To do great, we have to be great. Our organization places particular emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion incorporating exit interview feedback to enhance retention efforts and advance issues affecting the overall staff experience. If you're a team player with bold ideas and execution, now is the right time to connect!

Position Overview:

Incumbent serves as Associate Director, Costing Policy & Analysis (CP&A) --- a division of Business & Financial Services (BFS). For UC San Diego, this position has primary campus-wide responsibility for three areas: 1) Facilities and Administrative (F&A) rate development and cost analysis; 2) Costing Policy & Analysis; and 3) Consultation on Federal Costing Issues. Incumbent is responsible for the calculation, documentation, proposal development, and negotiation of the campus F&A cost rates for contracts, grants and cooperative agreements, costing impacts related to campus sales and service activities. This coordination and review of impacts on campus F&A and sales and service activities including the F&A waivers for sales and service activities. Campus financial management of five Garamendi-financed research facilities. Participation in development and implementation of the campus costing policies and procedures, including resolution of costing variations, policy development/revision, and CAS Compliance Review by DHHS.

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  • Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • A thorough understanding of differences between cost groupings in campus financial statements and F&A cost proposals and ability to clearly articulate this to Federal negotiators.

  • The ability to interpret and assimilate accounting, asset, space, and other organizational data, external regulatory guidelines, and University/campus policies and procedures that are complex and not completely stated.

  • Superior analytical computing, computational, negotiation and mediation skills; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; and political acumen.

  • Expert ability using multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to synthesize and integrate information for highly complex, strategic financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.

  • Detailed knowledge and competent understanding of the Garamendi legislation and University interpretation, whether costs are project specific or allocable to many activities, the relationship between recovery and reallocation of costs during a given time period.


  • Specialized subject matter expertise and extensive knowledge of a wide range of concepts, including a mastery of Federal costing principles, regulations, administrative and audit requirements for colleges and universities, and Federal agency and university interpretations of those regulations. (Uniform Guidance; DHHS Review Guide for Long Form F&A Cost Proposals; Cost Accounting Standards; Federal Demonstration Partnership Guidelines; GASB 34 and 35; and relevant sections of the PHS Grants Policy Statement and the Federal Acquisition Regulations) Requires a comprehensive understanding of acceptable options for costing and cost allocation, and of sensitive or controversial aspects of these options. A working knowledge of all relevant agency determinations and appeals decisions is also required.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • This position is expected to be fully remote initially and subject to change based on leadership determination in alignment with University guidance on flexible work arrangement policies and protocol.

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NOTE: Salary placement is determined by the top candidate’s overall qualifications/relevant experience, market data and internal equity.

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

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