The Department's Finance Manager role is an essential resource to the Principal Investigators, CAO, and other departmental personnel in interpreting the University and sponsoring policies and procedures within the financial component of the research area. Responsible for providing analytical support for multiple highly complex financial budgets. Responsibilities include day-to-day oversight of institute budgets, including grants, 1900 funds, recharges, gifts, endowments, and privately funded projects for faculty research programs. The Finance Manager reviews and manages funding changes in UC Path, preparing Faculty Salary Calculation Worksheets, requesting fund advances, establishing speed types and flexfields, and setting up new projects. The incumbent summarizes recommendations for complex financial and resource plans, including annual resource allocation approaches and operating forecasts. The manager analyzes and forecasts departmental funding sources and recharges, making recommendations for maximizing financial or other resource outcomes. Prepares, reviews, and approves financial transactions. Independently gathers information as needed to perform financial analysis. The Finance Manager prepares and customizes monthly financial reports primarily using the My Reports system and PLUS Faculty Portfolio with some supplementation with Excel reports for each fund to best inform the Chief Administrative Officer and PIs. Also prepares financial journals and cost transfers related to the maintenance of their projects, as well as partners with pre-award staff to develop grant application budgets. Uses advanced contracts and grants concepts to manage high volume and high complexity transactions. May review and guide others in the review of financial and administrative management requirements of research contract and grant proposals, awards, and / or transactions to ensure compliance with institutional and sponsor policies. Works independently to assess complex grant, contract and subcontract transactions where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. May be eligible for delegated signature authority. May review and sign transactions for less experienced staff. May serve as a technical specialist in a particular area, such as federal contracts, state contracts, subcontracts or information systems. Central Role (CR): Typically works on highly complex proposals and awards such as grants / contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards. Is eligible for delegated authority.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.