Contracts and Grants Accountant III - 20966-1A

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University of California-Irvine
Location
UCI Campus
Closing date
Oct 13, 2021

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Academic Affairs, Sponsored Programs, Grants & Contracts, Institutional & Business Affairs, Business & Financial Management

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Updated: Jul 14, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
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Department: Accounting & Fiscal Services

Job Opening ID: 20966Reports To: Contracts and Grants Accounting ManagerWorking Title: Contracts and Grants Accountant IIIDepartment: Accounting & Fiscal ServicesBargaining Unit: 99FLSA: ExemptPayroll Job Code: 006206Job Location: UCI Campus- IrvinePercent of Time: 100%Work Schedule: 8-5, M-FEmployee Class: Career Position Summary: The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI’s brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providers—striving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the services they need, when they need them. Working closely with campus financial management, the UCI Controller’s Office is a trusted strategic partner divided into three core teams: Accounting & Fiscal Services, Procurement Services, and Financial Services. The Accounting & Fiscal Services team ensures the integrity of UCI's financial reporting, enables effective and efficient campus financial processes and controls, manages contracts and grants funding at the post-award stage, and champions compliance with policies, laws, and regulations. The Procurement Services team leads through best practices in the acquisition of quality goods and services by implementing processes and procedures that deliver high quality expertise, significant value, and excellent customer service. Finally, the Financial Services team provides support and resources to campus in the areas of billing, collections, payments, disbursements, loan administration, and student tax information. In all these areas, the Controller’s Office is always dedicated to providing effective and efficient customer service in support of UCI’s mission and goals. The Contracts & Grants (CGA) Office has campus-wide responsibility for the administration of all federal and private contract and grant funding received by UC Irvine, which in fiscal year 2020 totaled over $500M. CGA is responsible for supporting the Irvine campus with fund setup, preparing financial reports, ongoing analysis, and reconciliation, interpreting policy, collecting reimbursable expenditures through billing and cash draw down, and closing out contracts and grants. CGA manages and coordinates campus-wide audits of contracts and grants performed by Federal and other external auditors and develops responses to audit findings and corrective actions necessary to resolve audit issues. CGA is also responsible for providing systems, policies, procedures, and training campus-wide to facilitate the management of approximately 2,500 contracts and grants across campus. CGA provides education and outreach to the campus and is deemed to be the campus expert in the area of post-award financial management. Under the general direction of a Contracts and Grants Accounting Manager, independently responsible for all accounting and analytical activities for assigned contract and grant funds in Contracts and Grants Accounting (CGA) Office. Responsibilities include award setups, project allocations, financial reporting and analysis, check deposits and cash management, timely and accurate invoicing and A/R monitoring, award closeouts, data warehouse downloads, maintenance of multiple tracking mechanisms and excel spreadsheets, completion of accounting and analytical tasks with clear understanding and knowledge of the complex award processes and regulatory guidelines. Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform award administration, forecasting, evaluating, and prioritizing. Inaccurate and untimely accounting can result in a loss of substantial income to the campus. Compensation Range: Annually: $59,200.00 - $63,288.00 Department Website: https://dfa.uci.edu/ Required: 3-5 years of accounting or related experienceBachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of contracts and grants administration.Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.Skill to organize work and perform timely under pressure of conflicting deadlines.Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with people at all levels in order to explain policies, regulations and procedures, present factors, findings, conclusion, and recommendations in a clear, concise and tactful manner.Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Must be willing to work early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends as necessary.Must have a valid CA driver’s license and participate in DMV Pull notice program.Completes the assigned training timely and attends training workshops to enhance current and future career development.Participates in general staff meetings, campus workshops, and conferences. Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

Organization

Founded in 1965, UC Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. Over five remarkable decades, UCI has become internationally recognized for efforts that are improving lives through research and discovery, fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching, and engaging and enriching the community.UC student center

With more than 33,000 students, 1,200 faculty members and 10,000 staff, UCI is among the fastest-growing campuses in the University of California system. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UCI ranks among the top U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications and continues to admit freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles. Orange County’s second-largest employer, UCI generates an annual economic impact on the county of $5 billion.

UCI is a center for quality education that honors classic instruction while incorporating the best new scholarship. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UCI among the nation’s best universities. Achievements in the sciences, social sciences, social ecology, arts, humanities, medicine and business also have garnered numerous national rankings for UCI’s schools, departments and programs. Three UCI researchers have won Nobel Prizes – most recently Irwin Rose, in chemistry, in 2004.

Interdisciplinary research, a UCI hallmark, is evident in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, or Calit2, Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Center for the Study of Democracy, Institute of Transportation Studies, Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and innovative instructional programs in biomedical engineering, international studies, global cultures, arts and technology, and other collaborations.

The university is dedicated to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting equity and inclusion in our faculty, staff and student populations. Faculty and staff diversity affinity groups foster cross-departmental social interaction, professional networking, cultural competencies, recruiting and mentoring.

Committed to the Community

UCI reaches beyond the classroom and laboratory to help solve societal issues and support human development. In the health sciences, UCI is noted for its research on cancer, the neurosciences and the genetic underpinnings of disease. UCI Medical Center, Orange County’s only university hospital and Level I trauma center, has been ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years.

UC Irvine parkA major intellectual and cultural center, UCI engages the community through public activities and events. Speakers on campus, for example, have included Nobel Peace Prize winners His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, all of whom also received the UCI Citizen Peacebuilding Award for their efforts toward world peace.

The university is also addressing the needs of the community and growing world population in an environmentally sustainable way. From the development of new and reliable processes for electricity and alternative fuels to critical water and waste management solutions, UCI consistently tops the list in Sierra magazine’s “Coolest Schools” report, its annual sustainability ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.  

A hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, the university collaborates with the community on many strategic partnerships such as UCI Applied Innovation , a center which brings campus-based discoveries together with Orange County’s vibrant business sector to support job creation and economic growth. Development also continues on the 185-acre University Research Park adjacent to campus, where R&D companies enjoy collaborative opportunities in medical research, biotechnology, engineering, computer science and business.

UCI is benefiting the community and the world in countless ways through its scholarly, scientific, creative and economic contributions. On its way to becoming a flagship UC campus and one of the nation’s very best universities, UCI has embarked on a strategic plan that will ensure the campus continues to inspire excellence as it fulfills its research, teaching and public service missions in the decades ahead.

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