Award Accountant - 120204
#120204 Award AccountantExtended Deadline: Mon 2/13/2023
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Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.
This is a 100% contract position. The project is expected to take two years; however, the contract will be renewed annually.
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!
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 job's technical requirements. 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 emphasizes 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!
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Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. This position is also eligible for full:
1) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance 2) Vacation/Holidays
3) Life Insurance 4) UC Retirement Plan
NOTE: Salary placement is determined by the top candidate’s overall qualifications/relevant experience, market data, and internal equity.
Incumbent serves as Award Accountant within Sponsored Projects Finance (SPF) ---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.
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Bachelor's degree in a 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. Demonstrated ability to independently comprehend, analyze and interpret terminology and phrasing in agency guidelines and regulations and University policy and procedure manuals. Ability 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.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports. Intermediate proficiency Microsoft suite of applications, and the ability to quickly master additional software as needed. Demonstrated ability to effectively use information technology and process redesign methodologies in creating, designing and implementing new processes.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of accounting principles theory and practice
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and 3-5 years relevant experience; or a combination of education and experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, a specific, verifiable requirement is the completion of college or junior college accounting courses through intermediate accounting level if degree is not specifically accounting.
Proven comprehensive knowledge of contracts and grants post award administration.
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $53,600 - $111,600 Annually
The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
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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Job Reference #: 120204