Job Description

Extended Job Title
Lead Analyst

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
Analyzes trends in service center 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 Unit Associate Director regarding resource utilization and financial forecasts for the OVPR. Responsible for departmental budget maintenance through the processing of budget revisions, cost transfers, labor redistribution, as needed. 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.

Position Specific:
Knowledgeable of accounting principles and financial analysis skills. Ability to think independently and provide support to the Unit Associate Director of Research Finance in the Office of the Vice President for Research. Ability to problem solve. Ability to evaluate and improve existing finance related processes.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

HSC - El Paso

Research Admin Elp

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

Occasional Duties
Assists in the development, preparation, improvement of all monthly and weekly reports. These include OVPR Income Statements, special project reports, travel reconciliations, negative balance reports, and other recurring reports. In absence of Research Finance Director, serves in as backup for approvals, inquiries, guidance, and decision-making. Will process open encumbrance reconciliation for all units of the OVPR 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. Assist 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 OVPR checks and creating appropriate Cash receipt and Accounts Receivable entries in Banner. In role of back up shopper, process all procurement functions for OVPR. 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 back up capacity, responsible for reconciliation of Maintenance and Facilities Work Orders for all auspices of the OVPR. 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 invoicing matters.


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 a combination of education and experience to equal eight years.


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