Financial Manager

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

BSD CCC - Finance


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is an integral component of the Biological Sciences Division (BSD). The BSD is the largest of four Divisions of the University and includes the Pritzker School of Medicine. UCCCC administers four established scientific programs, and the NCI-sponsored Cancer Center Support Grant provides funding for ten Shared Resources. The Comprehensive Cancer Center is comprised of over 150 faculty members from twenty departments with members currently being awarded over $47 million in total direct costs in peer-reviewed cancer research grants, and $28 million in non-peer reviewed grants and contracts. The activities of the Center are broad and varied, including research, training and education, communications, fundraising, marketing, clinical trials management and community outreach.


Job Summary
 

Under the direction of the Director for Finance, this job supports the daily operations of the UCCCC, primarily in the areas of post-award grant administration, contracts, procurement, recharge operations, auditing, finance, budgeting, forecasting, research/lab services, and other operational/education-related financial activities.

Responsibilities

  • Leads and manages comprehensive, hands-on administration and support for sponsored research and large multi-disciplinary grants.  Specifically, manages pre & post award activities for large, multi-institutional, multi-investigator program project, center grants and contracts.
  • Works closely with UCCCC administration and other department administrators across university divisions, including URA and Financial Services. 
  • Directs subcontract participants to ensure that guidelines and requirements are met and compliant. 
  • Manages grant and contract administration process from grant submission to award close; primary responsibilities will be post award-related.
  • Advises PIs, co-investigators, faculty, and research staff, and leads the development of all aspects of grant applications for both federal and non-federal funding agencies. 
  • Oversees department involvement in annual audits and agency site visits and ensure that applicable regulations and guidelines are enforced.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of financial statements, activity reports, financial position forecasts, and/or reports required for federal and private fundraising agencies.  Ensures that all reports and disclosures comply with applicable governmental regulations, professional standards, and organizational policies. 
  • Plans, develops, analyzes and manages budgets, including developing multi-year budget forecasts.
  • Oversees the review, approval, and reporting of expenditures on physical plant, goods and services, and costing allocations. 
  • Coordinates, negotiates, and resolves financial compliance issues with various governmental agencies to ensure accurate interpretation.
  • Provides value-added financial information and analyses that support high-quality decision-making. 
  • Creates strategies for improving budget and financial planning processes while improving efficiency and limiting errors.
  • Trains, advises, and assists other staff on complex projects as needed. 
  • Assists Director for Finance with ad-hoc projects as needed.
  • Works independently to maintain and support the planning and execution of financial strategy.
  • Reviews estimated expenditures. Develops expenditure projections and periodic budget variance reports. Prepares forecasts as well as analyses.
  • Acts as a resource for team members; solves complex problems. Explains complex and sensitive information .
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Degree or significant coursework in mathematics, accounting, statistics, finance, economics, or biological sciences.

Experience:

  • Experience with submission of NIH grant proposals. 
  • Experience with post-award financial management of large, multi-site, collaborative, integrated multi-project grants (Program Project grants, SPOREs) and DOD awards.
  • Knowledge of Federal Circulars applicable to universities (OMB A-21, A-110, A-133 or the Uniform Guidance) or interpretation of similar regulations.
  • 3+ years of significant experience working with Excel.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Highly organized, timely, and responsive.
  • Moderate to advanced Excel proficiency and comfort manipulating/analyzing large datasets.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and implement University policy and procedures and sponsor guidelines and regulations to ensure accurate response.
  • Ability to keep abreast of NIH policy updates and implement changes accordingly.
  • Ability to work closely and successfully with University students, staff, senior faculty, and other senior officials (University and external)
  • Current proficiency or ability to gain rapid proficiency in University of Chicago systems (i.e. FAS, AURA, BuySite, eLedgers, ePayment, Concur, Business Objects)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work under considerable pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with absolute discretion.
  • Ability to take initiative and organize/complete projects with minimal supervision.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover letter (preferred)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Financial Management


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



Department
 

BSD CCC - Finance


About the Department
 

The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is an integral component of the Biological Sciences Division (BSD). The BSD is the largest of four Divisions of the University and includes the Pritzker School of Medicine. UCCCC administers four established scientific programs, and the NCI-sponsored Cancer Center Support Grant provides funding for ten Shared Resources. The Comprehensive Cancer Center is comprised of over 150 faculty members from twenty departments with members currently being awarded over $47 million in total direct costs in peer-reviewed cancer research grants, and $28 million in non-peer reviewed grants and contracts. The activities of the Center are broad and varied, including research, training and education, communications, fundraising, marketing, clinical trials management and community outreach.


Job Summary
 

Under the direction of the Director for Finance, this job supports the daily operations of the UCCCC, primarily in the areas of post-award grant administration, contracts, procurement, recharge operations, auditing, finance, budgeting, forecasting, research/lab services, and other operational/education-related financial activities.

Responsibilities

  • Leads and manages comprehensive, hands-on administration and support for sponsored research and large multi-disciplinary grants.  Specifically, manages pre & post award activities for large, multi-institutional, multi-investigator program project, center grants and contracts.
  • Works closely with UCCCC administration and other department administrators across university divisions, including URA and Financial Services. 
  • Directs subcontract participants to ensure that guidelines and requirements are met and compliant. 
  • Manages grant and contract administration process from grant submission to award close; primary responsibilities will be post award-related.
  • Advises PIs, co-investigators, faculty, and research staff, and leads the development of all aspects of grant applications for both federal and non-federal funding agencies. 
  • Oversees department involvement in annual audits and agency site visits and ensure that applicable regulations and guidelines are enforced.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of financial statements, activity reports, financial position forecasts, and/or reports required for federal and private fundraising agencies.  Ensures that all reports and disclosures comply with applicable governmental regulations, professional standards, and organizational policies. 
  • Plans, develops, analyzes and manages budgets, including developing multi-year budget forecasts.
  • Oversees the review, approval, and reporting of expenditures on physical plant, goods and services, and costing allocations. 
  • Coordinates, negotiates, and resolves financial compliance issues with various governmental agencies to ensure accurate interpretation.
  • Provides value-added financial information and analyses that support high-quality decision-making. 
  • Creates strategies for improving budget and financial planning processes while improving efficiency and limiting errors.
  • Trains, advises, and assists other staff on complex projects as needed. 
  • Assists Director for Finance with ad-hoc projects as needed.
  • Works independently to maintain and support the planning and execution of financial strategy.
  • Reviews estimated expenditures. Develops expenditure projections and periodic budget variance reports. Prepares forecasts as well as analyses.
  • Acts as a resource for team members; solves complex problems. Explains complex and sensitive information .
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

---
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Degree or significant coursework in mathematics, accounting, statistics, finance, economics, or biological sciences.

Experience:

  • Experience with submission of NIH grant proposals. 
  • Experience with post-award financial management of large, multi-site, collaborative, integrated multi-project grants (Program Project grants, SPOREs) and DOD awards.
  • Knowledge of Federal Circulars applicable to universities (OMB A-21, A-110, A-133 or the Uniform Guidance) or interpretation of similar regulations.
  • 3+ years of significant experience working with Excel.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Highly organized, timely, and responsive.
  • Moderate to advanced Excel proficiency and comfort manipulating/analyzing large datasets.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and implement University policy and procedures and sponsor guidelines and regulations to ensure accurate response.
  • Ability to keep abreast of NIH policy updates and implement changes accordingly.
  • Ability to work closely and successfully with University students, staff, senior faculty, and other senior officials (University and external)
  • Current proficiency or ability to gain rapid proficiency in University of Chicago systems (i.e. FAS, AURA, BuySite, eLedgers, ePayment, Concur, Business Objects)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work under considerable pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with absolute discretion.
  • Ability to take initiative and organize/complete projects with minimal supervision.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover letter (preferred)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family
 

Financial Management


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity /Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


View or Apply

Similar Positions