Additional Information Our employees enjoy workplace flexibility by having the option of a flexible work schedule. This position is eligible for full or part-time telecommuting subject to department approval and completion of a UCSC telecommute agreement.
UCSC Statement UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
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Initial Review Date (IRD): 09-22-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Extramural Funds administers the post award accounting for approximately 1200 contracts and grants. Under the general supervision of the EMF Director, the incumbent is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, and billing of various federal, state, and private extramural awards. This entails interpreting and analyzing applicable federal, state, private, and University guidelines and policies, as well as specific contract and award terms and conditions. The incumbent regularly provides information and analysis to the EMF Director that concerns a broad range of extramural fund accounting issues. The incumbent exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.
The incumbent uses professional accounting concepts as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of accounting practices and organizational policies and procedures to resolve complex assignments where analysis of data requires a review of a variety of factors and multiple sources. The incumbent exercises judgment within defined accounting procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. The incumbent normally receives general instructions, with detailed instructions provided on complex new assignments and initiatives. The incumbent has contact with internal and external resources on a regular basis, and demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $60,000 - $65,000 / Annually Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full
Schedule Information: 100% weekly Full Time 40 hours weekly Mon-Fri Day Shift
Job Duties Responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, and billing of various federal, state, and private extramural awards. All awards are thoroughly reviewed and appropriately allocated into the UCSC Financial Information System (Banner). Financial reports, letters of credit draws, and invoices are prepared for Extramural Awards in compliance with award, University, and federal requirements.
Ensures Compliance with the UCSC effort reporting system (ERS).
Performs general ledger reconciliations and prepares adjusting journals to be entered directly into the Financial Information System (Banner).
Collects and tracks receivables and prepares refunds to award sponsors when necessary.
Works with campus departments to timely eliminate fund overdrafts and closeout awards.
Works with campus departments and awarding agencies to ensure timely collection of billings and, if necessary initiates collection proceedings.
Reviews and interprets provisions of federal, state, local government and private extramural awards.
Coordinates efforts between campus departments, awarding agencies, and other university offices to ensure compliance with University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.
Prepares interim and final financial status reports for contracts and grants according to relevant state, federal and private agency terms and conditions.
Works with campus departments to ensure accuracy and completeness of final financial reports.
Performs letter of credit drawdown for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health Department of Education, NASA and other agencies as required.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience/training.
Thorough knowledge of accounting function and assignments.
Ability to independently gather, organize, and perform accounting-related analysis to complete work assignments.
Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing.
Thorough knowledge of financial transactions and systems, as well as related policy, accounting, and regulatory compliance requirements.
Thorough knowledge of common desktop / web applications.
Thorough knowledge of analytical procedures used in accounting projects of moderate to semi-complex scope.
Ability to prioritize workload, prepare legible records with strict attention to detail, work as part of a team and to
interact in professional and courteous manner, utilize ethical discretion and good judgment when handling confidential information, perform data entry with speed and accuracy, perform mathematical functions, apply EMF related policies and procedures and process, review and correct award data and successfully undertake multiple concurrent responsibilities in an organized and methodical fashion.
Ability to interpret, apply and ensure compliance with University, Federal and/or State agency policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive, detailed analyses of complex policies, regulations, statutes and guidelines.
Working knowledge of college and university fund accounting and financial reporting, financial accountability and internal controls.
Demonstrated experience with post-award grant cooperative agreement and contract administration for various award sponsors.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate diplomacy, discretion, and tact in relations with co-workers, university administration, government agencies, staff and support personnel.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse, multicultural environment.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Safety Statement All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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EEO/AA The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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