Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Join our team of professionals who share a passion for creating value through innovation. Our department supports UC San Diego's mission to transform California and the world as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.
A highly engaging and stimulating working environment is where your commitment to excellence and advanced skills will allow you to focus on improving strategic processes in support of our organizational mission. Our team is looking to add an extremely creative and enthusiastic individual with a drive to succeed. The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader who is results driven with a collaborative focus and innovative mind.
Incumbent serves as Associate Director for Office of Post Award Financial Services (OPAFS) ---a division of Business and Financial Services (BFS). This position may act on behalf of the Director in his/her absence. Incumbent provides critical leadership and direct support to the Director, the division, and campus clients in the areas of policy compliance, oversight and quality control standards.
The Associate Director also provides compliance support and manages the primary accounting procedures and processes related to post award administration services. Incumbent directly oversees the Health Sciences post award team which provides support to all departments operating under the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and the School of Medicine.
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Effort outside of the normal five 8-hour day workweek.
Overnight travel, may occasionally be required.
A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or some related field of study.
Minimum of five (5) years experience working in a core business and/or accounting function in a large or complex organization, including a minimum of three (3) years leadership experience.
Ability to evaluate processes to establish and/or maintain appropriate accountability structures and positive internal control elements.
Ability and experience using various short and long range planning techniques in formulating plans for business process improvement.
Intermediate to Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Suite applications (i.e., Excel, Word, Access, Outlook)
Thorough knowledge of fund accounting principles and financial management techniques, with demonstrated experience applying both.
Proven working knowledge of contract and grant accounting and reporting functions including multi-agency spending and reporting requirements, federal Cost Accounting Standards, audit requirements, and record retention requirements.
Thorough knowledge of continually changing federal and state regulations pertaining to management of sponsored-research contract and grant funding.
- Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.