Work Schedule: Generally,Monday – Friday from 8:00 am -5:00 pm
First Review Deadline:This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Current employees will be given preferred consideration.
Under the direction of the of the Director of Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) the Research Analyst (RA) Research Analyst (RA) will act as a post award liaison between funding agencies, principal investigator/project director (PI/PD), Auxiliary Financial Services (AFS), Auxiliary Payroll (Payroll), University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB Human Resources (HR), Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and various University departments, colleges, and divisions.
The Research Analyst (RA) will work independently and apply independent judgement and expertise to perform timely, compliant, post award administration to multiple moderately complex grants and contracts in accordance with sponsor specific regulations, OMB 2 CFR 200, and institutional policies and will have direct responsibility and accountability for work results.
Will be a point of contact, for PI/PD, related to all post-award issues and policy and procedural matters to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and funding terms and conditions
Perform work in situations where numerous demands are involved and will determine approaches to project management and prioritize and manage an assigned workload of projects.
Utilize analytical skills to perform policy research, analysis and evaluation, related to grants and contracts fund management to include, fiscal and budget analysis, financial management, accounting, compliance, and problem solving.
Provide financial administration and oversight of assigned projects in accordance with institutional policies and processes, funding agency terms and conditions, OMB 2 CFR 200 from notice of award to closeout.
Conduct account analysis, budget variance analysis, review of financial statements, queries of expenditure transactions, and encumbrances to identify and resolve problems.
Prepare budget adjustments or modifications and cost transfers, journal entries and generate requests to funding agency for approval and/or for processing in PeopleSoft.
Provide training to PI/PD and project staff on how to generate and read CFS financial statements, queries and drilldowns.
Utilize knowledge of agency regulations, OMB 2 CFR 200, and institutional policies to manage, review and authorize various transactions, expenditure documents, travel claims/advances, and contracts.
Analysis and review of expenditures to determine funds availability, adherence to budget, allowability, allocability, and compliance with agency and institutional regulations and policies to ascertain accurate and complete submission of supporting documentation.
Compile all required supporting documentation, certifications, and approvals to develop and issue project related external subawards and subcontracts
Approve and track contractor expenditure activity/invoices to ensure compliance with applicable contractual and regulatory commitments/obligations and deliverables.
Provide advice and guidance to PI/PD and project staff for collection of acceptable documents needed to certify the cost sharing and effort reports, collect on a monthly/quarterly basis, and meet with project staff as needed to follow up on collection of documents.
Monitor and track cost share commitments and effort certification for compliance, accuracy and timeliness.
Oversee and conduct award close out in accordance with funding agency/institutional policies and record retention management to ensure contractual obligations and compliance requirements are met.
Perform other related duties as assigned
Education & Experience:
A bachelor's degree or equivalent is preferred in Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Research Administration or a closely related field.
Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in an academic, public entity, or non-profit research administration environment (post award) is desired.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Applicants must have general knowledge and understanding of accounting basics and financial record keeping methods, procedures and practices.
Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving abilities is essential.
Experience in developing and monitoring budgets and/or contracts, accounting, fiscal reporting, and government compliance is essential.
Ability to review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to regulations.
The ability to read and interpret contracts is essential.
Must have excellent organization and strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
Must be dependable, self-motivated and detail-oriented
Must be able to work in a diverse team environment and possess excellent customer service skills.
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of working with PeopleSoft Common Finance Systems is desired.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.