Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) and Intramural Programs Finance Manager

University of California, San Francisco
Mission Bay (SF), Remote / Telecommute

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
006207 RSCH ADM 4
Job Summary
The Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) and Intramural Programs Finance Manager will report to the Director of Finance and Operations and will provide pre- and post-award financial and research administration management of the CCSG and related scientific initiatives and offices and the HDFCCC’s Intramural Programs.The CCSG is a large, complex center grant with a multi-year budget of $43M and thirty-two sub-budgets, including senior leadership, program leadership, administration, planning and evaluation, developmental funds, research support cores, clinical research support, education and training, community outreach and engagement, and administrative supplements.Several HDFCCC Initiatives and Offices are supported by a combination of CCSG and HDFCCC funds and align directly with the research goals of the CCSG: SF CAN, Precision Imaging in Cancer Therapy (PICT), the Global Cancer Program (GCP), the Office of Education and Training (OET), and the Office of Community Engagement (OCE). In addition, CCSG Senior Leadership is provided funding to carry out their leadership roles.The HDFCCC’s Intramural Programs include CCSG developmental funds, the ACS Institutional Research Grant, as well as other externally and internally funded award programs and events, including the annual HDFCCC Symposium.This Finance Manager will work closely with the Director to ensure effective communication, discussion, and decision support to maximize the benefit of the CCSG and Intramural Programs and to minimize the risk of disallowed costs and/or reduced scoring in future competing renewals. High scores are achieved through appropriate use of the funding with resulting positive impacts and growth in cancer research, as well as in specific areas such as clinical trial accrual rates. If the CCSG is not properly managed, the HDFCCC runs the risk of decreased scores and concomitant decreased funding for critical structural operating components of the HDFCCC that are supported by the CCSG. Direction from this Finance Manager will ensure that HDFCCC goals are designed and implemented within the allowed budget of the CCSG and Intramural Programs.The Finance Manager will work with the HDFCCC Finance and Operations Director and Chief of Staff to integrate all CCSG, intramural, and research initiative budget allocations into the larger HDFCCC operational budget. The Finance Manager will be responsible for appropriate pre- and post-award management of the CCSG and will ensure compliance with all fiscal policies applicable to the CCSG, including NCI and NIH policies. The Finance Manager will direction the preparation of CCSG, intramural award, and initiative financial reports including monthly budget status reports (BSRs), Financial Status Reports (FSRs), annual progress reports (RPPRs), and short- and long-range projections. The Finance Manager will deliver these financial status reports to the HDFCCC Finance and Operations Director, Chief of Staff, and AD for Research Development and Strategy, along with recommendations for strategic action. The Finance Manager will implement approved actions.The Finance Manager will oversee at least $8M annually in Intramural awards. This responsibility includes granting, monitoring, and reporting monthly on these awards. The Finance Manager will review existing awards, clean them up as necessary, and develop processes and procedures for managing them in the future. The manager will also review current procedures in the context of federal, state, and university policies, and modify them as needed. The Finance Manager will provide training for staff in this area as needed.The Finance Manager will work with Initiative and Office program managers to direct appropriate allocation and spending and prepare relevant financial reports. The Finance Manager will advise on and supervise budget development and other compliance documentation during grant submissions stemming from Initiative and Office activities.
Req Number
Job Title
Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) and Intramural Programs Finance Manager
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday; 40 hours/week
Bargaining Unit
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Job Category
Financial, Professional and Managerial, Supervisory / Management
Required Qualifications
    Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.Minimum of 5 years relevant experience.Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.         Advanced knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.Advanced knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.Advanced ability to create and train grant writing and other communications skills in a variety of styles to ensure securing grant funding required.Demonstrated advanced competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.Maintains knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, institutional and departmental policies. Knowledge of current compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.Demonstrated advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, and cooperative agreements.Full knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation, Code of Federal Regulations, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policy, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts in research administration.Ability to interpret policy for others.Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions.Ability to perform highly complex financial analysis and customized reporting.Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.

Preferred Qualifications
    Extensive experience with interpretation of reports generated by UC Financial systems in order to reconcile general ledgers and account balances including determining, monitoring and resolving discrepancies such as accounts payable issues, recharges and other expenses that are posted.Familiarity with UCSF systems such as MyReports, PeopleSoft, and UCPathStrong political acumen and demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of faculty and staff within a team-oriented environment; exceptional interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills.Experience with NCI and NIH granting mechanisms.A thorough understanding of UC policies and procedures regarding research administration and finance including management of contracts and grants, clinical trials budgeting and billing, extramural funding, accounting, and personnel.Experience interpreting language in binding agreements and contracts.

Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Department Description
The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) is one of only two cancer centers in the Bay Area to receive the prestigious designation of “comprehensive” from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

The HDFCCC integrates the work of researchers and clinicians dedicated to four fundamental pursuits: laboratory research into the causes of cancer progression; clinical research to translate new knowledge into viable treatments; compassionate, state-of-the-art patient care; and population research that can lead to improvements in prevention, early detection, and quality-of-life for those living with cancer. The twin pillars of precision medicine and precision population health guide research and treatment at HDFCCC.
About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
Mission Bay (SF), Remote / Telecommute

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