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#93578 Fund Manager

Filing Deadline: Wed 5/30/2018

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The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is seeking a Fund Manager in the MPL business office located on the Naval Base Point Loma.

Under the general supervision of MPL's Finance Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the accounting activities of SIO Researchers supported by the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) Division encompassing the following administrative areas: Accounting/Fiscal Administration (Pre- and Post-Award Administration), Business Office Administration, and General Office Administration.

The incumbent works in conjunction with Finance Manager and Chief Administrative Officer on a regular basis to apprise of problems or potential problems for each award and to establish smooth workflow of business and research operations. Responsibilities include accounting activities for federal/state/private accounts; updating payroll projections, preparation of monthly financial statements, including budget projections to determine spending trends; reviewing appropriateness of expenditures, availability of funds and applicable funding restrictions (OMB A21, 133, 110, CASB); determining current and future spending needs and to advise on the most efficient fund utilization of awards based on financial statement analysis; preparation of close-out reports and other financial reports for extramural contracts/grants, and other responsibilities assigned by Finance Manager and Chief Administrative Officer.

  • Must be willing to work overtime when required.

  • Confidentiality is a condition of employment due to the access to sensitive materials found in proposal budget.


  • Knowledge of financial accounting/bookkeeping principles, generally accepted accounting principles, budget planning and analysis, forecasting and projections, purchasing, inventory, and all related functions for post-award administration.

  • Ability to review accounts in relation to shifting income/expenditure, audit spending trends and historical expenditures, analyze statements for balance of funds, provide projections, audit for appropriateness of expenses against agency regulations, and make sound recommendations for budget adjustments.

  • Ability to review review, decipher, and examine governmental and contractual language in detail and assess carefully terms and conditions that govern the award.

  • Ability to interpret government regulations and contractual arrangements, ie, Federal Demonstration Projects, Expanded Authority, and federal flow-throughs.

  • Strong ability to analyze financial data, spending patterns and prepare budgets including ability to communicate budget concerns to appropriate person.

  • Ability to complete detailed work, text and forms with attention to accuracy and in a timely manner. Strong concentration skills and attention to detail. Ability to proofread own work.

  • Strong knowledge of computer systems and software packages with emphasis on spreadsheet programs, word processing, and database management in a Macintosh or Windows-based environment.

  • Knowledge of standard and computerized filing systems. Ability to maintain and cross-reference complex filing systems for rapid/easy retrieval by self and others.

  • Ability to interact constructively with faculty, staff, and students in person and over the phone, exercising tact and diplomacy with emphasis on flexibility and professionalism.

  • Experience working in a centralized, production-oriented atmosphere, with the ability to set priorities and to meet multiple established deadlines.

  • Excellent time-management skills; ability to handle a diversity of responsibilities and problems simultaneously.


  • Must maintain a California driver's license.

  • Must be US Citizen or have permanent residence status in U.S.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$21.92 - $24.01 /hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri