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Posting Details

Posting NumberS04167PWorking TitleBUSINESS MANAGER IIIDepartmentEngineering Business OfficeAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

8am – 5pm Monday – Friday

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with experiencePosting Date10/16/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date12/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleBusiness Operations ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyBusiness And FinanceFTE1.00Minimum QualificationsPreferred Qualifications

Post awards accounting experience.

Position Summary

This is a position of significant responsibility for comprehensive financial management of restricted/grant accounts. Post award financial manager for grants administered by the College of Engineering.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Fiscal management experience of Sponsored Contracts & Grants accounting. Working knowledge of federal, state, local and private grants. Ability to handle a grant workload of over 10-15 million dollars in awards which includes, processing payroll, expense transfers, PARs, approving purchase orders, travel authorities, pcards, intra-university charges, expense reports, iLabs. Communication skills to clearly state financial matters with PIs, Lab Managers, Grad Students, Financial Staff in the College of Engineering as well as Sponsors and other financial staff on campus. A majority of this position will administer grant funds but may include other funding sources such as state, indirect cost returns and foundation funds.

Physical Demands

Sitting at computer for long periods of time.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Responsible for financial management of multiple, major restricted accounts (approximately 8 million dollars awarded a year). Prepare monthly, academic, salaried and hourly payroll. Initiate budget transfers, and journal entries. Approve, expense reports, purchase orders, travel authorities, iLab orders, e-tickets, pcard transactions. Administer cost-sharing and indirect cost of accounts. Review account transactions for compliance with UGA policies and procedures. Write queries to compile financial data to acquire financial information in an efficient manner. Retrieve pertinent information from Grants Portal. While a majority of the position will be grant administration, we prefer that the successful candidate also has experience handling state, indirect cost returns and foundation funds as well.

Percentage of time60 Duties/Responsibilities


Manage the administrative requirements for contracts and grants, working closely with faculty and staff. Interpret funding agency policies/regulations as well as budgeting and analyzing cost including faculty time and effort, operating, subcontracts, travel and equipment as well as indirect cost.

Percentage of time25 Duties/Responsibilities


Responsible for other related financial duties as assigned by Administrative Financial Director

Percentage of time10 Duties/Responsibilities


Prepare financial reports and charts for use by upper management.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. List of References with Contact Information
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 10/17/2019
      Application Due: 12/14/2019
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