Jan 18 2023
Job Description



CLOSING DATE: February 8, 2023.


INQUIRIES:  Linda Hara 956-7422 (Oahu).


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Pacific Islands Science Center located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and availability of funds.




DUTIES: Responsibleandaccountableforallf​inancial, project funding,andoperationalactivitiesofPacific Cooperative Studies Unit  (PCSU)– a federal, state, and private agency cooperative program focusing on natural/cultural resource management issues in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands. Thisincludesbutisnotlimitedtoestablishing​policies,processes,andprocedures for all financial, budget, data management and other staff support services, ensuring normal daily operations of all funded projects.Manages and ensures accuracy and timely completion of the activities of the Fiscal/Admin Associate, Admin/Fiscal Assistant, and PCSUFinance/AdministrativeSpecialist. Serves as the primary liaison between UH, RCUH, and funding agencies for all fiscal and budgetary matters.Monitorsandanalyzesprojectfinanci​aldata.AdvisesthePCSU Directoron financial, budgetary, and all areas of project funding.




Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Accounting.


Seventoten(7-10)yearsofexperienceworki​ngwithfederal funds financial or accounting record-keeping, posting, or document processing, database and in word processing and spreadsheet applications. Three to five (3-5) years of experience supervising both professional/exempt and non-exempt staff of three (3) FTEs or more.


Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and cost principles. Strong working knowledge of practices and techniques in the area of Cost Accounting Standards, financial or government accounting and purchasing/contracting management.  This includes:  Code of Federal Regulations (2CFR200), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).  in.  Knowledgeand understanding of applicable Federal and State laws, rules regulations and theories and systems associated with procurement and contracting. Strong working knowledge of spreadsheet software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts or projections.


Ability to draw information and prepare fiscal reports.  Strong degree of accuracy and attention to detail. High proficiency with database software and Microsoft Office, especially excel. Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently. Knowledge of Department of Interior cooperative agreements and related funding systems. Ability to manage financial operations of PCSU. Ability to attend sponsor related financial, fiscal, compliance, and other administrative training programs annually. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.


Must be able to lift and carry up to twenty-five (25) pounds of banker box filled with documents or computer equipment unassisted.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  



Familiarity of the University of Hawai‘i (UH) (including UH Foundation) and Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH) reports, policies, and procedures. Experience working with contracts and Cooperative Agreements.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.