Research Financial Services (RFS) in the Campus Controller's Office
(CCO) encourages applications for a Revenue Management Supervisor!
This position manages the post-award functions for the CU Boulder
research enterprise. Functions include award setup, project
accounting, revenue management, Letter of Credit (LOC) draws,
invoicing, account reconciliation, financial reporting, closeout
and audit support. These activities reside in a portfolio of
approximately 4,500 active projects, accounting for $500 Million of
annual expenditures, from a wide-array of federal and non-federal
The Supervisor will be responsible for leading and managing the
cash application, collections, accounts receivable and analytics
functions for all revenue activities for sponsored projects in the
CU research portfolio. The Revenue Management Supervisor reports to
the Director of RFS.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
CCO maintains and supports the university's fiscal responsibility
through accurate financial accounting and reporting and in
compliance with laws, regulations, policies/procedures and contract
requirements for sponsored projects. We provide oversight,
assistance and training in financial stewardship for the Boulder
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Process Excellence (identifying, improving, maintaining
processes, including metrics and data analytics):
University Satisfaction (provide customer service to campus
staff and sponsors):
- Review grant and contract agreements to identify payment,
reporting, and other financial terms and interpret sophisticated
legal agreements and use sound judgment in determining billing,
financial reporting, and other terms/requirements of individual
sponsors; ensure that these are accurately inputted into the
underlying grant system.
- Oversee staff responsible for reconciling deposits and allocate
to appropriate awards/projects in PeopleSoft. Assists with and
reviews sponsored projects clearing account reconciliation.
- Perform or direct revenue management staff in accounts
receivable maintenance tasks in PeopleSoft.
- Complete or direct revenue management staff in preparation of
electronic payment and new vendor forms.
- Gain an understanding of sponsor invoicing web portals.
- Provide training and technical support for sponsor billing,
payment and collection issues.
- Process or direct revenue management staff in processing refund
of receipt requests and refund expenditure payments for sponsored
- Oversee revenue management staff in monitoring accounts
receivable aging and provide collection efforts on behalf of the
CU-Boulder research enterprise.
- Assist the RFS Director and Manager of Grant and Contract
Accounting in supervising unbilled accounts and coordinate efforts
with the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) and CCO grant
accountants and award set up to ensure unbilled balances are
- Assist the Director in preparation of management-level reports
including aged accounts receivable, billed/unbilled accounts,
checks and wires, lockbox activities, LOC activity, and additional
ad hoc reports as needed.
- Gather, clean, and analyze receivables and collections data to
extract insights from university’s revenue streams using
PeopleSoft, Access, and additional statistical software as needed.
Work with UIS, Director, and Controller to create formalized
collections process for sponsored projects invoicing through
- Perform or direct revenue management staff in the timely
reconciliation of clearing accounts and accounts receivable detail
to general ledger control accounts.
- Represent the University of Colorado- Boulder at national
meetings and forums, including the National Council of University
Research Administrators (NCURA), and others as assigned.
- Collaborate with counterparts at other R-1 institutions on
revenue management standard methodologies, data analytics and
- Lead activities for the translation of financial policy into
standard methodologies and procedures and for training and system
requirements to assure accurate, allocable, and auditable cost
People Development (developing, retaining, recognizing our
- Work with CCO staff, campus research administrators and
Principal Investigators from across the University to resolve
escalated collection efforts.
- Be point person to raise issues related to non-paying sponsors.
Contact appropriate parties including but not limited to Director,
Controller, University Counsel, and BFP staff for potential
- Work collaboratively within CCO and with partners in the
research community to motivate changes in work products and process
that will improve the research enterprise efficiency and
- Assist with the development of training to campus on sponsored
projects revenue management topics.
- Lead the analysis of existing sponsored project revenue
management processes to provide improved services to University
Faculty, Staff and Sponsors.
- Provide expertise and leadership to CCO and campus partners on
matters related to sponsored projects revenue management.
- Forge and maintain collaborative and positive relationships
with CCO staff, campus partners and extramural sponsors. Engage
campus partners to gain insights and/or to request system/process
updates to meet business needs.
- Serve as the campus specialist for policies, interpretations,
and campus impacts related to sponsored projects revenue
Infrastructure Enhancement (tech requirements, system upgrades
& brand identity):
- Provide leadership in staff development and continuing
education, ensuring that all CCO revenue management staff maintain
up-to-date knowledge of applicable regulations and procedures vital
for the conduct of their positions.
- Foster a strong results orientation within the Revenue
Management team by motivating staff and holding them accountable to
meeting the needs of campus partners.
- Manage and evaluate the performance of the Revenue Management
staff. Develop their leadership skills through mentoring, coaching
and facilitating professional development.
- Seek opportunities for professional development and training
What We Can Offer
- Gain a full understanding of the underlying systems supporting
CCO and project accounting. Provide input on ongoing enhancements
and improvements as requested.
- Work closely with UIS and Grants Systems Manager to improve and
optimize collections process as it is rolled out.
- Provide leadership in the use of the PeopleSoft accounts
receivable module and other electronic tools for sponsored programs
- Serve as lead CCO representative in development and testing of
process changes affecting sponsored projects receivable
- Serve as lead responsible for management, development, testing
and documentation of sponsored projects information systems,
components or interfaces.
- The hiring pay range for this position $60,000 to $64,000.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
Be adaptable. Be flexible. Be Boulder.
What We Require
What You Will Need
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and
experience may substitute
- 1+ years of job related experience
What We Would Like You To Have
- Knowledge of federal and non-federal grants and contracts in a
- Knowledge of grant administration policies, Federal Regulations
(specifically Uniform Guidance) preferred
- Strong command of accounting and reporting systems and will use
them to enable accurate reporting and ensure data integrity
- Strong communications skills are vital to collaborate with
pre-award and other sponsored administration colleagues at the
college, department and project level across the University, as
well as with external sponsors
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and have flexibility to adjust
to changing priorities
- Must have the ability to work effectively under time
- Must be committed to providing professional, prompt, and
courteous service to campus constituents
- Team-oriented individual comfortable with collaborative
approach to problem-solving.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially
Excel and Outlook
- Organizational, critical thinking and decision making
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field.
Professional level accounting or finance work experience may
substitute for the degree on a year for year basis
- Two to four years of experience working within a university
business or accounting office, OR with federal and non-federal
grants and contracts in a post-award preferred
- Experience with grant administration policies, Federal
Regulations (specifically Uniform Guidance) preferred
- Work experience in a higher education environment is highly
- Experience with the PeopleSoft financial system and PS
- Minimum of two years supervisory experience
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and
responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by August 31, 2021, for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name:
Boulder Campus Human Resources
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