Research Financial Analyst - University of California San Francisco- CA USA

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The Department of Medicine (DOM) has a dedicated team of Research Financial Analysts (RFAs). In conjunction with the services provided by the division managers and their staff, the RFA is responsible for providing high-level financial analyses and management to a defined group of faculty for their portfolio of sponsored awards. The RFA uses advanced contracts and grants concepts to manage high volume and high complexity transactions for the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, and other Divisions in the Department of Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG). The other Divisions this position supports are the Division of Pulmonary, and the Division of Hematology-Oncology; however, Divisional assignments may vary based on business needs.
The RFA role involves significant global research and clinical trials work that adds to both the complexibility of the role and the problemsolving skills required. The individual will review and guide others in the review of financial and administrative management requirements of research contract and grant proposals, awards and / or transactions to ensure compliance with institutional and sponsor policies. The role works independently to assess complex grant, contract and subcontract transactions where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Reviews and signs transactions for less experienced staff. Serves as a technical specialist in the areas of clinical trials and global research financial management. Typically works on highly complex awards such as grants / contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.
Required Qualifications• Bachelor's degree in Finance or Government Accounting and six or more years related experience and / or equivalent experience / training • Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment • 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 • Demonstrated advanced competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports • Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions • Ability to perform highly complex financial analysis and customized reporting • Ability to interpret policy for others • Independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus. • Proven superior analytical, interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), organizational and problem solving skills..
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