Director of Costing and Analysis

Job description

Requisition # 2018-8450
Department Costing, Analysis & Policy
Category Financial Services and Procurement
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline


The Office of Finance and Treasury has established a new Office of Costing, Analysis, and Policy in order to expand our expertise and capacity in the areas of federal costing; compliance with federal cost regulations and University policy, with a focus on Facilities & Administrative (F&A) costs, recharge centers, and OMB Uniform Guidance; analysis of employee benefits cost trends with an emphasis on medical costs; and broader areas of costing including national issues such as the costs of education and research.

We seek a dynamic and innovative Director of Costing and Analysis. The Director will supervise a team of two financial analysts and will have broad responsibilities for federal costing compliance and sponsored research policy oversight. The Director will coordinate F&A rate proposals and benefits rate proposals for submission to our cognizant federal negotiating agency. The Director will also develop and improve cost reporting for the University's Benefits Committee, the Financial Vice President and Treasurer, the Associate Vice President for Planning and Analysis, the Provost's office, and others, and will conduct ad hoc cost analyses as required. The Director will work closely with the offices of the Controller; Risk Management; Research and Project Administration; Human Resources; Planning, Budget, and Analysis; Facilities; and others as needed. The successful candidate will be someone who thrives in a positive, mission-driven, and results-oriented culture; possesses a strategic and analytical approach to decision-making and problem-solving; demonstrates strong interpersonal and communications skills; and is attuned to organizational culture in an academic environment.

The Office of Finance and Treasury (OFT) actively seeks staff members of exceptional ability and promise who share in Princeton University's commitment to excellence, and who present a diversity of viewpoints, experiences, and cultures. We offer varied professional opportunities spanning all aspects of financial management, analysis, and processing in support of the teaching and research mission. As part of the University community, we respect the dignity and individuality of each staff member while fostering a sense of shared experience and common purpose.


Facilities & Administrative (indirect) costs

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Costing, Policy, and Analysis, the Director develops the F&A rate and proposals, including coordination with other University units and outside consultants, and serves as a key liaison with relevant federal agencies.

Uniform Guidance and audit support

Key member of interdepartmental team that reviews and responds to audit findings and compliance issues; policy oversight, maintenance, and improvement; has a lead role in maintaining our federal Disclosure Statement (DS-2).

Recharge Centers

Oversees the annual review of service center and recharge center rates for compliance with federal and University policies; reviews requests for new recharge centers.

Employee Benefits

Oversees annual rate submission to federal agency; handles internal and external audits of employee benefits costs; monitors consistent treatment of benefits costs with respect to the Uniform Guidance; analyzes data on medical and prescription drug trends to support out-year benefits rate projections; tracks and projects staffing growth primarily as it relates to benefits costs.


Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7-10 years of related experience, including managerial
  • Five years of experience in sponsored project administration in a large, complex environment (preferably higher education or health care)
  • Demonstrated familiarity with OMB Uniform Guidance
  • Demonstrated expertise in downloading and analyzing large sets of data
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office suite skills
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple assignments and adjust readily to changing organizational priorities

Preferred Qualifications
  • CPA or related advanced degree
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft financials

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 080

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 4/7/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
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