This is a 100% Limited appointment for 5 months. This appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.
The Department of Psychology (http://psy.ucsd.edu/) consistently ranks among the top experimental psychology programs in the country. Currently there are 26 ladder-rank faculty, 12 research faculty, 30 staff and 55 graduate students. The department has over 50 active federal contracts/grants and gift funds. The annual expenditures total over $10 million across federal, state, and gift funds.
Under the direction of the MSO, serve as the Fiscal Operations Manager in the Department of Psychology. Responsible for the leadership and management of daily operational activities of an array of functional areas. Through direction, supervision, guidance and delegation of duties, responsible for fiscal management and control of complex department budgets, extramural funds, private and State grants; financial administration of academic and non-academic personnel; maintaining equipment inventory. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organizational policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Oversees department events. Participate in strategic planning for the department, including identification and development of funding sources to meet department objectives. Contacts are both internal and external to the department. Acts as MSO in his/her absence.
In-depth knowledge of and experience with federal and non-federal agency requirements (A21, FDP, A110, Cost Accounting Standards and agency guidelines) and regulations for sponsored research and state instructional monies coupled with extensive knowledge of university policies and procedures regulating the administration of an academic department's business office.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Experience in higher education and an understanding of the academic process.
Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems.
Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze fiscal data, identify fiscal needs, understand how those needs relate to the mission/goals of the unit, develop and implement budget recommendations, and to develop fund reports.
Strong demonstrated fiscal/accounting skills and mathematical skills for calculations involving data projections and adjustments.
Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of finance, general accounting practices, business management, fund accounting, audit trails, and use of cost-centers. Theoretical knowledge of accounting and information management.
Ability to independently gather required information to organize, and perform financial analysis assignments.
Apply organization and management theories, perform cost/budget analysis, analyze large quantities of financial data, extract pertinent data, compile financial models, analyze and present data effectively, and ability to prepare accurate financial reports in various formats.
College degree in business administration, economics, statistics, educational administration, political science, or an allied field, and three years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven ability using spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.
Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Skill to communicate effectively, professionally, concisely and persuasively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of personalities at all levels of the university and government administration, as well as with members of the public.
Proven interpersonal skills with peers throughout the organization; strong service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Proven ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Demonstrated ability to develop objectives and appropriately set priorities that effectively balance short and long-term needs while dealing with competing demands and constant requests for changes in priority from various sources.
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