job summary: As a member of the Senior Management group, the Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for all financial aspects for the Center. Oversees the overall financial operation of CHeT. Provides strategic financial guidance, forecasts and assessment of current and projected financial health of the Center to promote both the short and long term viability of CHeT, including forecasting of future resources needed to timely and accurately complete current and anticipated research projects. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: Research project pre-award activities, post-award activities, close-out activities, periodic forecasting and reporting, adherence to and enforcement of University Human Resources policies and procedures, liaising with other departments within the University to effectively and efficiently carry out position responsibilities, manages and develops financial analysts and accountant. The position also serves as program manager in planning, directing and coordinating all of the financial aspects related to multi-center research projects. Acts as liaison and has extensive contact with University and Medical Center administration, project sponsors, participating centers and regulatory agencies. Works closely with CHeT leadership to move forward on new initiatives and projects, and interfaces with industry partners to negotiate favorable budgets for new initiatives and funded projects. Pre Award Activities: Oversees grant proposal development. Provides in-depth support of pre-award activities including close communication with the Principal Investigator (PI) and relevant external personnel. In conjunction with the Principal Investigator, responsible for creation of grant proposals, reviewing and approving all sponsored research budgets, budget justifications, and other required data for submission to various funding sources. Verifies compliance with sponsoring organizations' guidelines, as well as with relevant University policies and procedures. Ensures all applicable direct and indirect costs have been applied. Assists Principal Investigators in completion of required information for submission. Verify faculty compliance with Institutional Review Board (IRB), etc. Responsible for tracking proposals and other documentation through internal proposal sign off approval processes. Post Award Activities: Oversees development and implementation of appropriate and effective internal grant management systems, policies, procedures and internal controls. Monitors and controls spending against all sponsored research grants with the use of UR based financial systems. Oversees financial analysts and accountant to accomplish this duty. Monitors and controls spending against projects on a monthly basis. Prepares forecasts of accounts with forward looking view of salaries and non-salary costs. Reviews and analyzes monthly ledger reports of actual spending for all research projects to assure expenditures are allocated to proper grants/accounts and against the correct budget categories. Responsible for close out of research projects, ensuring all revenues have been received and all costs are recorded properly. location: ROCHESTER, New York job type: Contract salary: $45 - 52 per hour work hours: 8am to 4pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: Drives strategic planning for CHeT in shaping and developing the three-year strategic pillars on people, process, innovations, collaborations. Builds organizational capability and culture for CHeT with over 90 staff across five areas within the department, including HR, Administration, Recruiting, Staff Development and Training. Drives process and operations improvements - e.g., lead working groups, select and implement IT/technology enablers such as risk- based monitoring, direct entry, etc. Support and help lead business development efforts with key sponsors and partners, including government, non-profit, biopharmas and start-ups, outreach, collaboration discussions, and responding to Requests For Proposals (RFPs) and forming and establishing new relationships. Establishes a financial reporting system and oversees all budgets for research activities. Controls expenditures and provides authorization and approval for the purchase of major equipment, services, space and materials. Reports to the Center Director and Director of Operations, and management team, on the financial status of the research. Prepares budgets for NIH, Foundation and industry sponsored clinical trials and research projects. Budgets include employment costs, non- employment costs including the outlays for purchase orders and subcontracts. For grant applications, activities include drafting/preparation of budget narrative/presentation pages, other support documents and other financial components of the grant. Also prepares materials necessary for foundation and industry sponsored trials. Completes UR Proposal Sign Off procedure for all proposed projects. Hires, trains, supervises, mentors, develops, and evaluates the activities of area's Senior Financial Analysts, Financial Analysts and Accountant involved in CHeT finances, including delegation of work activities, review of work including review of reconciled ledgers paying attention to charges, adjustments and reclasses. Takes appropriate rectifying actions with respect to spending; reviews and approves purchase orders and check requests. Ensures proper salary allocations are in place for all personnel across all projects. Reviews salary distributions monthly recommending adjustments to Team Leaders and Principal Investigators. Reviews time and effort records for each employee to ensure that salary costs are being charged accurately given activities performed by employees. Monitors study accounts to ensure substitution/corrections to alternative accounts occurs due to changes in activities or expiration of accounts. Responsible for ensuring proper tracking of salary against accounts with a salary cap. Maintains salary cap accounting record forcompliance and audit purposes. Oversees team that invoices sponsors for activities in accordance with financial terms of contracts, tracks grant and supplemental payments due from commercial sponsors, foundations and other donors. Oversees proper crediting of wire transfers and checks received. Acts as a liaison with Office of Research Accounting and Costing Standards (ORACS), Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA), Accounts Payable, Controller's Office, School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) Finance, Purchasing, Internal Audit and other University Departments to ensure timely and accurate recording of financial and non- financial transactions. Works closely with CHeT leadership to move forward on new initiatives and projects, and interfaces with industry partners to negotiate favorable budgets and bid defense for Center. Develops procedures for data collection, entry and analysis and establishes quality control mechanisms, and drives special initiatives that require expertise in structured funding and maintaining sustainability and growth for Center, such as the Advancing Clinical Trials through Technology (ACTT) Initiative, CHeT Strategic Plan, and creating efficiencies in productivity such as the Time and Effort app and Project Dashboard. Other similar initiatives and projects include: Project Management improvement - e.g., Dashboard, Timeline and Scorecard to plan and budget for staffing/hiring needs); Staff utilization improvement- e.g., Time & Effort app to improve efficiencies of reporting departmental staff time and effort with automated tools/reports for managers/supervisors, etc.; and Financial process improvements - e.g., bid pricing for projects, improved aging of AR, etc. qualifications: Experience level: DirectorMinimum 8 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: Director Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.At Randstad Digital, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact HRsupport@randstadusa.com. Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad Digital offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).