The incumbent is responsible for the financial services of all operational and sponsored research activity for approximately 31 Principal Investigators (PIs) in the UCLA Biology Group. They provide a leadership role in development of departmental policies for fund management and C&G administration, ensuring that unit goals are met. This includes responsibility for review and authorize pre-award proposals, preparation of monthly analyses of account activity, including prior periods and future projections, interpretation and explanation of University and extramural funding agency accounting procedures and requirements for PIs, and solve any unusual problems. Additionally the financial management of the departmental operating budgets, including multi-period planning for permanent and temporary funds from multiple state and university sources is under it's auspices.
There is also financial oversight of service units belonging to EEB (Scuba, Isotope, Field Vehicles and Seminars & Conferences), including rate development, applications, and income/recharge accounting.
Supervision, training, and supporting the work of the three other team members is required to ensure the financial integrity of the accounts administered.
Acts as departmental liaison to other key University administrative units to coordinate these actions (EFM, OCGA, etc.) Utilizes QDB and front end tools for collection of financial information used in preparation of periodic and ad hoc reports for PI's, Chair, and CAO.
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