Job Description

Payroll Title:
BFS - Sponsored Projects Finance
Hiring Salary Range
$53,600.00 - $62,000.00/Year
Torrey Pines Center South
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Appointment Percent:
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#115082 Award Accountant

Extended Deadline: Thu 7/14/2022

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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.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


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!

Incumbent serves as Award Accountant within Sponsored Projects Finance ---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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  • A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Expected 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.


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

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. Click here for Details

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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