Fiscal Professional 3 / Cost Analyst

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Classification:Fiscal Professional 3
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:Vice President of Finance
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Summary: The University Cost Analysis Department is responsible for the facilities and administrative (F&A) cost rate and fringe benefit cost rate calculations and proposal preparation, analysis, audit defense and submission to the Federal Government. The department is also charged with federal fiscal compliance in the areas of F&A cost, fringe benefits and other costing areas. The department manages the University’s Functional Use Survey. The department maintains university wide cost accounting policies and procedures and the related Cost Accounting Disclosure Statement (DS-2) to ensure compliance with Federal rules and regulations.

Duties will include interactions with departments throughout the University and interactions with Federal auditors and the Office of Naval Research.  Will initiate data mining related to federal audits, procedures, reviews; coordinate with Director regarding the interactions with Defense Contract Audit Agency and the Office of Naval Research for federal audits and other non-audit federal procedures and reviews, such as facilities and administrative cost rate proposals, fringe benefit cost rate proposals, internal control system reviews, and other costing and compliance issues. 

The Cost Analyst will be responsible for development, implementation and management of multiple assigned projects including but not limited to preparing fringe benefit rate proposals, F&A cost rate proposals and conducting space surveys and analyses.  Ensure that studies are conducted in accordance with applicable federal regulations and university policies.  Maintain databases, upload data files, extract data and format reports used in rate study preparations using specialized software such as CRIS and WebSpace. 

The Cost Analyst will develop in-depth knowledge of, keep abreast of changes in, and interpret Federal rules and regulations relating to cost accounting and grant and contract issues.  Create and present training programs to faculty and/or staff on financial compliance with university policies and Federal regulations.  Provide formal and informal periodic training across university system in areas of responsibility. Recommend processes, procedures and risk assessments needed to ensure that cost accounting practices adhere to Federal regulations, Cost Accounting Standards and University Policy.

Collaborate with research administrators, finance and others as necessary to develop and update University policies and Disclosure Statement as needed.  Serve on cross-campus committees as required related to costing areas of responsibility.  Serve as a resource for questions relating to transactions and compliance with sponsored awards, Federal Uniform Guidance and University policy.  Monitor compliance to sponsored award agency terms and conditions, Federal Uniform Guidance and University policy.

 
 
 
 

Education and/or training required for this position (including licenses)

Bachelor degree in accounting, business, or related field.

Type and length of experience required for this position

Minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional fiscal experience which includes experience with large automated financial accounting systems.  Experience in sponsored research financial administration preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position

Knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) and federal agency policies (e.g. NIH, NSF) is preferred.  Demonstrated ability to develop and implement policies and procedures, ability to perform complex financial analysis and create complex reports with a high degree of accuracy.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Independent thinker and analytical problem solver with the ability to spot trends and data errors.  Effective analytical, interpersonal and teambuilding skills.  Ability to work effectively and communicate well with a variety of constituencies from campus departments, management, Federal and State agencies, and consultants.  Comfortable with public speaking and teaching others.  Manage confidential data and information with discretion.  Able to manipulate data effectively utilizing data querying tools.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.



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Duties

10Collaborate with research administrators, finance and others as necessary to develop and update University policies and Disclosure Statement as needed. Serve on cross-campus committees as required related to costing areas of responsibility. Serve as a resource for questions relating to transactions and compliance with sponsored awards, Federal Uniform Guidance and University policy. Monitor compliance to sponsored award agency terms and conditions, Federal Uniform Guidance and University policy.Essential
25Duties will include interactions with departments throughout the University and interactions with Federal auditors and the Office of Naval Research. Will initiate data mining related to federal audits, procedures, reviews; coordinate with Director regarding the interactions with Defense Contract Audit Agency and the Office of Naval Research for federal audits and other non-audit federal procedures and reviews, such as facilities and administrative cost rate proposals, fringe benefit cost rate proposals, internal control system reviews, and other costing and compliance issues.Essential
25The Cost Analyst will develop in-depth knowledge of, keep abreast of changes in, and interpret Federal rules and regulations relating to cost accounting and grant and contract issues. Create and present training programs to faculty and/or staff on financial compliance with university policies and Federal regulations. Provide formal and informal periodic training across university system in areas of responsibility. Recommend processes, procedures and risk assessments needed to ensure that cost accounting practices adhere to Federal regulations, Cost Accounting Standards and University Policy.Essential
40The Cost Analyst will be responsible for development, implementation and management of multiple assigned projects including but not limited to preparing fringe benefit rate proposals, F&A cost rate proposals and conducting space surveys and analyses. Ensure that studies are conducted in accordance with applicable federal regulations and university policies. Maintain databases, upload data files, extract data and format reports used in rate study preparations using specialized software such as CRIS and WebSpace.Essential

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