Assistant Vice President, Research, Finance

Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 01, 2020
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Vice President, Research, Finance & Operations

Posting End Date
This position will remain open until filled. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close to applications once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

$89,000 - $138,051/Annualized. Beginning salary flexible based on qualifications

Hours per Week
40 hours per week.
Occasional overtime to meet department and institutional deadlines
Occasional travel to off campus sites for meetings and/or conferences

Required Application Materials
Required: Resume and Cover Letter
Purpose of Position
  • Function: Provides direction, leadership, and administration of REDKE financial operations.
  • Scope: Serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the REDKE division and provides overall fiscal oversight, ensuring sound fiscal operations.

    Essential Functions
  • Typical:
    1. Recommends, develops, and implements internal controls consistent with the overall policies and objectives of the division and ensures their adequate execution and enforcement.
    2. Administers financial operations, processes and procedures. Oversees budgetary planning and execution.
    3. Provides operational oversight of the REDKE budget, across all units in the REDKE division, including the business service center operations.
    4. Provides broad oversight of sponsored projects financial services and post-award operations to include regulatory and quality compliance.
    5. Analyzes expenditure trends for sponsored programs; develops projections and recommends changes in budgetary allotments and management.
    6. Performs cost analyses of research activities; develops plans and alternatives for management actions.
    7. Works directly with the REDKE Vice President and Senior Associate Vice President to develop fluency with the overall administrative and financial affairs of the division.
    8. Demonstrates knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls for the safeguard of assets, while being strategic and operationally aware.
    9. Analyzes and evaluates REDKE funds distributions and recommends alternatives to improve efficiencies and the return on investment.
    10. Reviews and advises restructuring of REDKE budget to ensure alignment with UTSA strategic planning, goals, and objectives.
    11. With a process flow mind set, develops and implements systems, processes, procedures, and internal controls supporting the overall administrative efficiency and fiscal compliance with Federal, State, System and Institutional regulations and policies, as well as the UT System and THECB.
    12. Defines, implements, and continuously improves processes and related metrics for efficiency and effectiveness.
    13. Implements and monitors guidelines for existing and proposed Service Centers to ensure compliance with campus, state and federal regulations. Analyzes and approves rate analyses submitted for Recharge, Service Centers and Specialized Service Facilities (SSF), such as Research Cores.
    14. Analyzes financial data relevant to sponsored projects to ensure timely invoicing and reporting of extramural funding.
    15. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, coaching and training employees; directly or indirectly supervising work; evaluating performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
    16. Prepares, reviews and oversees the production of various financial reports.
    17. Contributes to the development of institutional policies/procedures and system enhancements involving financial research administration.
    18. Collaborates with other functional units across UTSA, especially with VP Business Affairs, to ensure best practices and seamless business processes at institutional level.
    19. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Periodic:
    1. Serves on various institutional and external committees.
    2. Works on special projects as assigned.

    Required Qualifications
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, or directly related field.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience in accounting or financial management, grants and contracts, or research administration with at least five years in a supervisory capacity including management of professional accounting/financial staff.
  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative, while being adaptable and attuned to shifting organizational priorities.
  • Ability to operate strategically and tactically.
  • Proven ability to zoom in and out to see the big picture while being effective at some granular level, who can develop, manage, and execute timelines.
  • Expert ability using multiple spreadsheet and database tools to synthesize and integrate information for highly complex, strategic financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
  • Ability to develop and deliver succinct and meaningful financial presentations to all levels of the university.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
  • Subject matter expertise and extensive knowledge of Federal costing principles, regulations, administrative and audit requirements for colleges and universities, and federal agency and university interpretations of those regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook or equivalent email system

    Preferred Qualifications
    Master's degree from an accredited institution in Business or Accounting.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
  • Experience at a public university. University of Texas System experience.

    Additional Information
    -UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.
    -This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
    -Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.
    -At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received.

    EO/AA Statement
    As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The UTSA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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