Time; Career Salary Range: $57,300-$142,500/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Involves developing, interpreting and implementing financial concepts for financial planning, resource planning (dollars), and control of organizational budget. May analyze and prepare recommendations for financial plans, including annual resource allocations, future requirements, and operating forecasts.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Business and Administration, the Principal Business Analyst provides high level financial analytical support to UCO in the areas of grants and contracts management for instrumentation and fabrication projects, ensuring campus and federal policies and guidelines are observed and in place. Develops and presents complex labor recharge rates proposal, develops and supports the costing of instrumentation projects. Applies activity based costing and activity based instrumentation project budgets. Responsible for performing contracts and grants administration, financial accounting and process analysis, audit support, compliance and policies interpretation. Participates in database development, and other duties in support of UCO's research and collaborative objectives. Contributes to UCO's annual budget process and the annual fiscal close and reporting process.
The University of California Observatories (UCO) is a Multi-Campus Research Unit of the University of California, with headquarters at the UC Santa Cruz campus. UCO operates on behalf of astronomers on eight UC campuses and two national laboratories and is comprised of extensive technical facilities, a business office, telescopes and support facilities at the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton. UCO provides UC's scientific and administrative interface to the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and the Thirty-Meter Telescope international project, and supports the training of astronomy Ph.D.'s throughout the UC system. The design and fabrication of new state-of-the-art astronomical instruments is key to the future of UC Observatories. This position will play a crucial role in assuring the success of proposals and projects management to accomplish this goal.
Bachelor's degree in Finance/Business administration or seven years equivalent experience. Seven years of progressive experience performing a range of financial functions including fiscal planning analysis, budgetary systems and forecasting, and accounting (general accounting) for UC or in a comparable non-profit environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities in a college or university environment.
Demonstrated experience with the applications of principles and practices of financial management, fiscal planning and analysis.
Demonstrated experience in tracking instrumentation projects and earned value as necessary.
Advanced level in the use of Microsoft Excel. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Project or other equivalent project tools.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 1-22-2019
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