1. Directing the overall compliance of the associated financial requirements of externally funded sponsors in keeping with laws and regulations governing financial reporting, cash management, and audit, preparation, submittal, regulatory compliance, and management. Ensuring for example, cash needs meet sponsor requirements and reports are submitted timely. 2. Assuring appropriate controls, systems and reconciliation processes are in place. 3. Ensuring the appropriate tools are available to the community supporting the understanding of cost allowability, execution of cost transfers, intricacies of reporting requirements. 4. Overseeing the successful completion of the Federal single audit in accordance with OMB Circular A-81, state audits, and all other audits related to the finances of sponsored awards. 5. Working collaboratively with the ED and other directors in recommending/establishing direction for the pre- post- and financial award teams creating a seamless experience for the community in sponsored awards management. 6. Keeping abreast of changes in the federal government regarding the cash and financial management of sponsored awards. 7. Participating in the interpretation and implementation of Federal and University policies related to sponsored awards, coordinating with the Office of Research Compliance and Education. 8. Establishing ongoing communication with faculty and staff in order to promote cooperation and effective working relationships while ensuring information provided at the award stage is consistent throughout the life of the award and at closeout. 9. Delivering and supporting campus-wide training for principal investigators, research administrators, and the fiscal officers related to research administration. 10. Minimizing compliance risk related to sponsored research activities by implementing sound award management, cost transfer, effort reporting, and cash management policies/practices. 11. Continually improving award management activities by soliciting customer feedback, developing and applying effective practices, and implementing prudent changes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. 12. Participating in local, regional and national forums regarding federal policy in both grants financial administration, effective practices and electronic research administration. 13. Ensuring stellar customer service (to faculty, divisional staff, and sponsors) while at the same time providing institutional oversight and sponsor financial stewardship. 14. Acting as a resource to the campus research community on interpretation and administration of new federal regulations and guidelines, complex and multiple-issue research projects, new and emerging research areas, and multi-institutional or international research projects and establishing a trusted advisor relationship with the community. 15. Providing support to the Controller's Office regarding cross-over interests such as, property, DS-2 content, and travel. 16. Effectively training, educating, and managing staff promoting partnership and teamwork throughout OSP, and the community. 17. Ensuring job requirements and goals for each position are clear to employees and document evidence of competence on a continuing basis. 18. Participating as needed in the implementation of Workday. 19. Other duties as assigned.
Required Skill/ability 1: Well-developed managerial, financial, decision-making, planning, organizational, problem- resolution and leadership skills. High level strategic planning skills. Ability to anticipate and manage change in the business environment.
Required Skill/ability 2: Well-developed managerial, financial, decision-making, planning, organizational, problem- resolution and leadership skills. High level strategic planning skills. Ability to anticipate and manage change in the business environment.
Required Skill/ability 3: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to address the needs of individuals at all levels throughout the University and negotiate skillfully with both internal and external constituents. Ability to lead; sought after for direction, reassurance, counsel and advice.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proven experience in strategic leadership, grant administration, facilities management and organizational development. Ability to champion change, defend decisions based on an evaluation and cascade a vision and purpose to drive results in a work group, keeling team aware and ensuring incentive and interest.
Required Skill/ability 5: Solid understanding of internal control concepts and the implementation of internal control systems in a complex business environment. Strong computer skills with an ability to effectively employ the MS Office suite, multitask, prioritize and adapt to changing priorities.
Preferred Education: Prior experience in research finance administration. MBA or CPA; expert knowledge of general accounting practices; knowledge of academic and hospital policies, healthcare compliance; knowledge of YBT.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Director, Financial Management
University Job Title: Director, Financial Management YCCI
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Prior experience in research finance administration. MBA or CPA; expert knowledge of general accounting practices; knowledge of academic and hospital policies, healthcare compliance; knowledge of YBT.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or other appropriate field and at least seven years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience in the profession of sponsored projects administration.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.