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The Department of Medicine/Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (AID) has an outstanding opportunity for an Division Finance Manager. The purpose of this position is to oversee and facilitate the financial operations for the Division of AID. This position requires excellent skills, knowledge, and experience in financial administration and compliance. This position reports to the Administrator for the Division of Allergy and ID and works closely with leadership, faculty, and staff leadership in the Division, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, UW Campus, UW Medicine and its affiliate, in an effort to build and maintain efficient and effective research processes that are vital to our mission. The position has independent authority to develop policies and procedures and implement systems to manage financial information and metrics for the Division.
The Division Administrator-Program Operations is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the financial activities of the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This position will serve as the primary resource for Division faculty and staff on grant, contract, gift, and other funding issues and requires extensive knowledge of the numerous policies and procedures of different funding agencies. This position provides consultation to the Department of Medicine Administration, the Division Head, the Division Administrator, and the Divisions grants and finance team for budget planning and projections, expense allocation and reconciliation, reporting, compliance, oversight, and close out for all budgets.
The position is required to use independent judgment, strong leadership skills, and knowledge of academic clinical trial healthcare business operations to effectively facilitate work flow and promote a collaborative work environment. This position will maintain dynamic communication with Division faculty and staff, as well as internal and external partners. This position advises faculty and staff of financial rules and regulations of the University of Washington and various granting agencies and ensures compliance with those rules. This position will have administrative management responsibilities and provide program-level financial management support and leadership. This position participates in strategic and financial planning committees.
The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is one of the largest Divisions in the Department of Medicine, with 125 faculty, and over 200 staff, and approximately $50 million of financial activity in over 250 active budgets.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will partner with the Division Administrator and the Division Head on developing and implementing long-range strategic business and financial processes that meet and ensure program sustainability and operations. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Division Financial Management
Monitor Division financial account balances, anticipating and detecting problems, keeping principal investigators and the Division Administrator informed of those problems, proposing solutions, and independently initiating corrective actions and measures.
Monitor Division budget and financial forecasting, include knowledge of purchasing/acquisition policies, tracking expenditures, as well as, monitoring financial performance, ensuring consistency with the approved award budget.
Supervise 7 FTE who perform all centralized pre and post award finances.
Plan, organize, direct, monitor and coordinate the financial resources for the Division including financial planning, budgeting and accounting functions; establish and maintain account management procedures
Audit and approve expenditures, variances, extensions, re-budgeting, advance account requests, payroll and personnel changes for accuracy and compliance with institutional policies and procedures and prepare and maintain administrative and business reports and records.
Administer a system for generating monthly budget reports that meet requirements of funding agencies, institution, and investigators for planning, budgeting, auditing, and oversight purposes and administer the process for the allocation/funding of faculty salaries.
Train and orient program staff on financial systems, applicable policies and laws. Coordinate with Program Managers to ensure compliance with UW fiscal policies and procedures and advise them in analyzing and strategizing about Program financial needs .Provide expert advice and analysis.
Perform other post-award activities including financial reporting, payroll distribution and certification, cost sharing, and matching requirements and ensure compliance with agency expenditure policies and procedures, award terms and conditions and will also work to support and develop a customized budget projection and reporting system.
Oversee faculty effort certification reporting, ensuring that reports are compiled accurately and signed in a timely manner, and revisions accounted for efficiently.
Assist with the preparation and review of division faculty salary and cFTE tracking on an annual basis, ensuring faculty effort is accounted for and projected accurately.
Review and approve payroll, the Central Travel Account, purchasing and travel reimbursement requests.
The Division Finance Manager is required to possess a comprehensive knowledge of the University of Washington, UWMC and state policies and procedures relating to budgeting and financial management. Interpret and integrate federal, state, institutional and industry laws and policies as they apply to the
Division administrative and research operations in the design and implementation of Division policies and procedures to ensure fiscal compliance in personnel/payroll, purchasing, and budget management and oversight.
Develop policies and procedures related to the administration of financial management functions across all components of this large research division to manage systems that will safeguard compliance with-all institution, local, state and federal regulations regarding grant and contract financial management and reporting.
The Division Administrator-Program Operations will provide senior leadership including but not limited to providing vision, mission and strategic initiatives and developing appropriate goals and objectives to advance the programs within the Division.
Provide leadership and mentoring the Division and program managers
Establish strong working relationships with the faculty, staff, Division Heads, and Program Directors.
Lead an environment of innovation and changes for the Division as a whole.
Participates in Division strategic planning, including participation committees.
Works with Division programs to assess and implement long-range financial needs, opportunities and weaknesses to align with the overall mission of the Division.
Will have a leadership role in the DOM representing the Division, the finances, change management and strategic goals.
In conjunction with the Division Head and Division Administrator, identify the needs of the Division and propose solutions. Areas of need include: space, staff, faculty and research growth, funding for non or indirect research related activities etc.
In the absence of the Division Administrator act as the ‘go to’ person for the UW offices and Division staff and faculty.
Create and present innovative and flexible approaches to business practices as it relates to the management of rapid change in the Division.
Ability to navigate institutional policies and procedures, including but not limited to Finance, HR, funds flow, methods of agreement etc.
Staff Supervision, Training and Mentoring
Interview final candidates for all fiscal roles, evaluating qualifications, ability to learn and overall suitability for financial positions in the Division
Provide oversight and input into fiscal leaders that are training, mentoring and growing junior fiscal staff.
Provide training, mentoring, and guidance for all financial operations.
Direct Supervision of 7 FTE’s
Change management for the Division with the implementation of UWFT financial system replacing MYFD and ARIBA and the introduction of the Oncore CTMS.
Division liaison with various UW central offices including: SOM, DOM, OSP, GCA, MAA, etc.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Project Management, or related field and 5 years of program and fiscal administration experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of academic clinical trial healthcare business operations
Ability to facilitate work flow and promote a collaborative work environment.
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of financial rules and regulations of the University of Washington and various granting agencies and ensures compliance with those rules.
Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint.
Excel expertise should be at the intermediate level which includes the ability to create moderately complex formulas, create and maintain multi-worksheet spreadsheets, and efficiently design and create logical and accurate spreadsheets to present information for review by directors and principal investigators.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Proficient in federal government grant systems such as eRA Commons, ASSIST.
Prior experience managing Federal grants, contracts.
Proficient in UW policies and procedures, particularly related to extramural award processing and management
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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