Experienced Service Team Member, Contracts & Grants Accounting
University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

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Job Code and Payroll Title
006206 RSCH ADM 3
Job Summary
Under the general direction of the Team Lead, the Experienced Contracts & Grants Accounting (CGA) Service Team Member is responsible for providing customer-oriented, value-added post-award management services to UCSF Principal investigators (PIs) and research administrators and university partners through: set-up, invoicing, and fiscal management of individual grants and contracts awarded by Federal, State, and private sponsors for the support of the San Francisco campus research enterprise.

The CGA Experienced Service Team Member applies university policies and office procedures; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate actions; manages professional relationships with customers, partners and sponsors; and balances workload to ensure required service levels are achieved and sponsor deadlines are met. The CGA Experienced Service Team Member manages an award portfolio with significant complexity to the most complex (see attachment) depending on award volume (scope) - a high number of awards with complexity scores of 6 to 15; or a low to medium number of awards with complexity scores of 16 to 21; or a low number of awards with complexity scores above 21.
Req Number
Job Title
Experienced Service Team Member, Contracts & Grants Accounting
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bargaining Unit
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Job Category
Financial, Professional and Managerial, Research and Scientific
Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • 3 - 5 years of professional experience in accounting, auditing, or other related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field to analyze and solve problems/issues of diverse scope related to Office Skills, Office Systems, Business Knowledge for core finance functions, Analysis, Project Management, Process Improvement, Regulatory Compliance, Post Award Processes, and Post Award Systems
  • Demonstrated ability for Continual Learning, Interpersonal Skills, Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Compliance Management, Influencing/Negotiating, Customer Service, and Respect (PRIDE) 
  • Demonstrated Integrity (PRIDE), Flexibility, Poise, Resilience, Diversity (PRIDE), Professionalism (PRIDE), Excellence (PRIDE), Accountability, Empathy, Decisiveness, Self-Direction, Technical Credibility, and Subject Matter Expert

Preferred Qualifications
  •  21 credit hours in Accounting
  • Relevant work experience with University of California (UC); experience with UC pre- or post-award highly preferred
  • Demonstrated competence in Team Building, Conflict Management, and Technology Management
  • Demonstrated Passion, Accessibility, Perseverance, Proactivity, Service Motivation, and Educator/Mentor
  • Strong writing skills in a variety of styles to draft persuasive text for a variety of audiences while ensuring adherence to funding sponsor's guidelines

Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
FIN Controllers Office
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Department Description
The UCSF Controller's organization delivers full accounting services and related systems for faculty, staff and students, UCSF Foundation, all University departments and any outside entities who have a business relationship with the University. Services provided include General Ledger, Capital and Cash Accounting, Payroll, Student Loan Billing and Collections, and Sponsored Research (Contracts & Grants) Accounting. The Office uses sophisticated technology to account and report on UCSF financial activity.
About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
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