Finance Manager - Research Resource Program
University of California San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

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The Research Resource Program (RRP) was created in 2010 to develop an infrastructure to provide centralized management to the shared scientific laboratories (core facilities) previously managed in a decentralized fashion, that support the research, compliance, and academic mission of UCSF. The RRP is a unit within the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost’s (EVC&P) organization and therefore works closely with the EVC&P Business Services Center. Centralized management for core facilities includes specialized financial management services, personnel management, core operations oversight, communications, strategic development efforts and funding initiatives. The RRP currently manages 6 laboratories and will transition at least 10-15 more into the unit within the next 2 years.

As a key member of the RRP team, this position will assist the Executive Director in overseeing the financial management for the Research Resources Program administrative office and core laboratories. This position plays a critical role in supporting the development and operations of new core facilities and maintaining the financial integrity of the RRP’s units by providing ongoing financial monitoring of the units’ funds, budget variance, expense reporting and projections. This position requires the highest level of ethics and professional standards to handle highly sensitive matters with tact and sound judgment. It has a high level of independence and requires a comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures in the area of accounting/finance, decision support, budget analysis, and financial reporting.

As reference, functional areas with the RRP units include the Cell Culture Facility (CCF), ES Cell Core, Parnassus Flow Cytometry Core, Cryopreservation Core, Monoclonal Antibody Core, Core Immunology Laboratory and Structural and Cellular EM Core. Additional core laboratories will be added to the RRP portfolio on a regular basis. Currently the financial portfolio of the RRP is ~$10.5m annually.

Required Qualifications
• BA/BS with a major in a related field and five years of experience in accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Five years previous financial/accounting experience working with fund accounting or similar complex accounting experience with understanding of GAAP.
• Five years experience with full cost recovery analysis and proposal development and/or UC Recharge accounting principles and job costing.
• Five years experience with accounting and purchasing systems (PeopleSoft or other).
• Proficiency with MS Office; demonstrated high level ability working with Excel and designing complex financial spreadsheets for presentation to senior management.
• Proven experience in extracting information & producing meaningful reports from data warehouse environment or other data sources.
• Demonstrated experience with purchasing, reconciliation, check requests, and reimbursements.
• Proven analytical and problem-solving skills in the areas of finance, budgeting and decision support.
• Exceptional multitasking skills while maintaining attention to details.
• Ability to manage time well, and set/adjust priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced, deadline-oriented, customer-service focused work environment.
• Deep understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, and fund accounting.
• Possess the ability to work independently with good judgment to produce on-time product.
• Ability to work effectively with people at all levels to meet impending deadlines and handling difficult situations in a thoroughly and consistently professional manner.
• Superior organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to interpret policies and procedures accurately.
• Ability to process confidential information and ensure confidentiality.
• Demonstrated excellent attendance and reliability.

Physical Demands: requires sitting; standing; walking; bending; waist twisting; climbing stairs; reaching up to shoulder height; reaching above shoulder level; carrying/lifting 20 pounds; pushing/pulling 20 pounds; gripping/grasping, fine/gross finger manipulation; repetitive movements of upper and lower extremities; may be exposed to loud noises; dust, fumes or gases; use protective equipment; differentiate color.

Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications
• Significant experience using UCSF/other financial accounting, reporting and decision support systems and tools (PeopleSoft: General Ledger, WebLinks, Cognos, Vanguard, Hyperion).
• Demonstrated knowledge of federal cost principles - 2 CFR Parts 215 and 220.
• Working knowledge of UC policy and procedures on cost recovery, travel and meeting/entertainment expenses and reimbursement.
• Working knowledge of UC confidentiality policies (HIPAA and Secure Email).

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