University Enterprises, Inc.

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Account Administration Analyst

University Enterprises, Inc.
Posted on January 22, 2018

$3,352 - $4,692/mo + Exc. Benefits 

University Enterprises at Sac State is seeking an Account Administrative Analyst for Sponsored Programs Administration.

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by 2/2/18.

Position Information


Job Title Account Administration Analyst
Worksite City Sacramento, California
Advertised Salary Range $3,352 - $4,692
Temporary No
Length of Appointment N/A
Hours per week Regular (full-time) Employee – 40 hours per week (Benefited)
FLSA Non-Exempt
Broad Scope and Function

The Account Administration Analyst (Analyst) is a member of a team of professionals serving the research grant and contract administration needs of assigned colleges at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) for Post-Award Administration or providing full account administration for the California Intern Network (CAIN). The Analyst is the lead fiscal administrator and primary contact for a portfolio of accounts with expenditure activity totaling $2-$10 million per year performing a variety of program, budget and fiscal analyses, and accounting functions. The Analyst administers diverse campus projects funded by state, federal, non-profit, and private sources or works closely with CAIN clients from state agencies, non-profit organizations, and private businesses throughout California. The Analyst ensures compliance with the policies and procedures of Sacramento State and University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) and the requirements of the funding agencies in addition to federal and state government regulations and standards. The Analyst functions as a liaison between UEI staff, Sacramento State pre-award personnel, faculty, campus administrators and staff, sub-recipients and/or subcontractors, federal grant officers, and state agency administrators. The Analyst provides work direction to and is accountable for the work results of administrative support staff. The Analyst evaluates internal policies and procedures advising management on their viability in the research enterprise. The Analyst may be assigned special projects to resolve complex issues in order to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and development of the office and the organization. Occasional local or out-of-area travel may be required.

Reporting Relationship

The position reports directly to and receives general direction from the Contract Development & Account Officer. Provides lead direction to administrative support staff.

Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, non-exempt (eligible for overtime pay), benefited position that is covered under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. Continued employment in this position is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises and the employee, and either University Enterprises or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.

Work Schedule  
Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, or related area, or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.

2. Self-directed with the ability to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work independently, function in a detail-oriented capacity, and respond effectively and with flexibility to changes in priorities and deadlines.

3. Demonstrated experience with grants or contracts such as working for a sponsored program or project, writing grant proposals or contracts, or providing the administration of contract deliverables.

4. Demonstrated understanding of financial records development, maintenance, and reporting; knowledge of the principles of accounting, budget development and maintenance.

5. Demonstrated ability to interpret funder’s regulations, policies, and procedures in the administration of grants and contracts.

6. Ability to research, analyze and interpret information and data including internal policies and procedures, using creativity and ingenuity to develop effective solutions to challenges and make recommendations.

7. Demonstrated ability to interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in a clear and concise manner, verbally and in writing.

8. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills in English; ability to read complex documents and to understand a wide variety of legal, financial, and administrative concepts.

9. Demonstrated experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and email software such as the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn and operate specific software used for financial recording, tracking and reporting of proposed and awarded grants and contracts.

10. Demonstrated experience effectively communicating and maintaining cooperative working relationships with all levels of employees and/or customers while maintaining a professional demeanor and exercising tact and good judgment; ability to manage sensitive information and situations.

11. Ability to function effectively as part of a team and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of students, faculty, community groups, and staff.

12. Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and the use of various online software programs.

13. Ability to maintain and improve skills and knowledge of the field through researching, reading, and understanding a variety of materials and resources.

14. Knowledge of general human resources and payroll policies and procedures.

15. Must pass a background check, which may include fingerprinting. Must continue to meet the established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience working in a higher education or research environment.

2. Experience with Superion ONESolution software (formerly SunGard/Bi-Tech) or similar grants management software.

3. Knowledge of California State University regulations used in or related to the administration of sponsored programs or philanthropic accounts.

4. Knowledge of policies, procedures, and regulations regarding the administration and performance of grants and contracts and thorough knowledge and experience with federal regulations 2CFR200, OMB circulars A-133, A-110, A-21, and FAR.

Physical Requirements

Sits for extended periods; frequently stands and walks; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; correctable hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, scanners, and fax machines.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with staff, the campus community, and representatives of funding agencies.

Project Description

As Sacramento State’s non-profit business auxiliary, University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) creates and manages programs and services that enhance the University’s educational mission. The Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) office has two teams, Post-Award Administration and the California Intern Network (CAIN) that administer more than $50 million in total awards working with a wide variety of people both on- and off-campus.

The California Intern Network is a full-service program within UEI that provides more than 1,500 college students the opportunity to work in their field of study while in school, and apply what they’ve learned in a real-world work environment. As a member of the CAIN team you provide full account administration for clients helping them determine and fill their workforce development needs with students. Clients are from state agencies, non-profit organizations, and private businesses throughout California.

Job Duties


Job Duty

01. Administers externally funded projects, such as research grants, contracts, and discretionary accounts, from project initiation to closing along with subsequent audit requirements and record retention.

Job Duty

02. Analyzes complex documentation at receipt of a grant or contract and as needed throughout the length of the award to determine, record, and take action on items such as key deliverables, reports, compliance issues, and deadlines.

Job Duty

03. Communicates continually verbally and in writing and meets as needed with external clients, faculty or staff to clarify and interpret grant and contract guidelines, policies and procedures; and assist with tasks such as determining employment or consultant needs, purchasing requirements, and budget analysis and planning.

Job Duty

04. Ensures sponsored projects and/or clients are in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, and regulations. Follows procedures to protect against audit disallowance or loss of contract and/or grant reimbursements.

Job Duty

05. Reviews, audits, and approves all expenditures (e.g., travel requests, hiring documents, vendor invoices) daily on assigned projects to ensure compliance and accuracy; downloads data and creates tables and spreadsheets for analyzing activity and reporting.

Job Duty

06. Ensures proper preparation and filing of financial reports and financial statements; reviews account balances and expenditure activity; initiates and prepares journal entries to transfer expenses; and initiates invoices and clears outstanding advances.

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07. Monitors cash balances, budget balances, and project termination dates and communicates the status and suggests solutions to project challenges to all necessary parties.

Job Duty

08. Provides and initiates training to project staff and/or clients in the areas of UEI electronic systems, policies, forms, and procedures.

Job Duty

09. Develops and maintains effective working relationships internally and externally; works to resolve disputes between UEI, University, faculty, clients, and/or funders.

Job Duty

10. Assists the management team in working with federal, state and CSU system auditors to provide information and answer questions for audit compliance reviews.

Job Duty

11. Represents UEI at on or off-campus functions and meetings as required.

Job Duty

12. Provides training and work direction to administrative support staff.

Job Duty

13. Provides feedback on ways to improve policies and procedures to better serve clients.

Job Duty

14. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number B030F17
Number of Vacancies 1
Position End Date (if temporary)  
Open Date 01/19/2018
Close Date 02/02/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

If you do not include both a cover letter and resume with your application, your application materials will not be considered. Please include your employment history in the “Employment Experience” section of your application in addition to submitting your resume and cover letter.