Job Description

Extended Job Title
Lead Analyst (Research/Alberta)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Performs specialized analytical duties in the operation and maintenance of assigned area. Responsibilities include collecting, analyzing and developing data relative to area, making recommendations and assisting in implementation of projects. Work is performed under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Assists in the development, preparation, improvement of all monthly and weekly reports. these include Office of Research (OR) Income Statements, special project reports, travel reconciliations, negative balance reports, and other recurring reports.
  • Analyzes trends in service centers costs and revenues, and follows OPs to ensure these remain in line with projected FY budgets. Findings will be reported to Research Finance Director.
  • Provides recommendations to Finance Director regarding resource utilization and financial forecasts for the OR.
  • In absence of Research Finance Director, serves as backup for approvals, inquiries, guidance, and decision-making.
  • Will process open encumbrance reconciliation for all units of the OR on a monthly basis. Will work with individual encumbrance requestors to close pending items. Will provide findings to Research Finance Director.
  • Assists with preparation of written analysis of SEED grant management; track trends and forecast grant utilization through life span of grant.
  • Assists Research Finance Director with end of year processes.
  • Assists with annual budget development and preparation procedures.
  • Responsible for departmental budget maintenance through the processing of budget revisions, cost transfers, labor redistribution, as needed.
  • Assists with service center annual rate evaluation and new rate formulation.
  • Responsible for Billing and Posting IRB Initial Reviews and Continuing Reviews.
  • Responsible for billing related to current and proposed contractual obligations.
  • Responsible for depositing all OR checks and creating appropriate Cash receipt and Accounts Receivable entries in Banner.
  • In role of back up shopper, processes all procurement functions for OR. These functions include securing approvals for all purchase request forms, acquiring quotes as necessary for purchase request, processing purchase requisitions, following up to make sure requisitions are processed into Purchase Orders, ensuring creation of TechBuy receipt upon receiving goods or services, obtaining invoice from vendor, verifying that invoice is correct and matches with quote and PO,submitting invoice to Accounts Payable in a timely manner, verifying vendor payment is complete, closing any remaining open encumbrances.
  • In a back up capacity, Responsible for reconciliation of Maintenance and Facilities Work Orders for all auspices of the OR.
  • In backup role, runs reports to prepare billing on work completed by the LARC. Maintains records of all appropriate billing documentation, collects census sheets and files according to established policies and procedures. Completes billing for monthly services. Maintains close communication and collaboration with Directors regarding all invoicing matters
  • Assists with other duties as assigned. Also assist with ad-hoc reports and spreadsheets as needed or requested by Finance Director and will provide training as needed in areas of expertise.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledgeable of accounting principles and financial analysis skills.
  • Ability to think independently and provide support to the Director of Research Finance in the Office of Research.
  • Ability to problem solve. Ability to evaluate and improve existing finance related processes.

HSC - El Paso

Research Admin Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV, Transcript

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Information and Records Clerks


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree plus four years progressively responsible related experience; OR
  • Combination of education and experience to equal eight years.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

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