Job Description

Payroll Title:
Psychiatry Sponsored Projects
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#113464 Fiscal Assistant II

Extended Review Date: Tue 1/18/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/22/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/03/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under supervision, the incumbent will provide fiscal and administrative support to the Budget & Finance, Clinical, and Sponsored Projects Administration teams in the Department of Psychiatry. Duties include transaction sampling, reconciling human subject payments, processing travel reimbursements, coordinating research supply orders, reconciliation of monthly operating ledgers, processing business transactions (e.g. non-personnel cost transfers and direct retros, fund change requests), development and maintenance of Excel spreadsheets, interpretation of policies and procedures related to contracts, grants, and service agreements and assistance with special projects. Incumbent will serve as liaison with Disbursements, Facilities and Telecommunication offices. Incumbent must have awareness of the importance of maintaining confidentiality.


  • Substantive knowledge and proven ability to monitor expenditures and reconcile ledgers monthly using Transaction Sampling process (reviewing invoices and packing slips).

  • Demonstrated strong computer skills. Skills using databases. Intermediate skill using Windows computers, MS Word and Excel.

  • Experience developing and maintaining spreadsheets. Efficient and accurate data entry skills.

  • Skill communicating clearly and effectively with staff, faculty and the public, using tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in person, over the phone and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, develop solutions, and take corrective action.

  • Proven ability to processes business transactions: cost transfers, personal reimbursements, and encumbrance lifts under direction of the business office and fund managers.

  • Ability to pull Distribution of Payroll Expense (DOPE) reports to verify accurate pay for faculty and staff.

  • Experience reviewing Financial Management Data to reconcile non-payroll expenses on default projects and process cost transfers to correct accordingly


  • Ability to analyze and interpret University operating ledgers and knowledge of proper procedures for correcting errors.
  • Knowledge of UCSD policies and accounting practices.
  • Substantive knowledge of Oracle and Concur financial systems.
  • Substantive knowledge of Scrip policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience with contracts and grants (including federal grants) applications and reporting guidelines, procedures and forms.
  • Experience with disbursement processes and procedures.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed.

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

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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