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Jessica K. Burgess

Jessica K. Burgess

Jessica K. Burgess
Manager, Fiscal and Business Administration and Research Administration

Contact

Office: CMC 343
Phone: 813/974-9530
Email:

Duties

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Account Management

  • Financial administrator of E&G, Carryforward, Foundation, Auxiliary and Research accounts, and external and internal grants
  • Monitors budgets, prepares budget reports and projections
  • Assists Department Chair in preparation of annual budget requests
  • Primary Grant Manager/Administrator
    • Pre-award (budget preparation, budget justifications, adhering to sponsor's guidelines, mentoring faculty in proposal process, working as liaison between PI/Faculty and Sponsored Research and other university departments to ensure accuracy)
    • Monitor all expenditures on research accounts
    • Post-award management (close-outs, invoices, subcontracts and subaccount management, projections, etc.)
    • Attends workshops and meetings to stay current on all grant policies and procedures.
    • Represents department at above-referenced meetings and communicates pertinent information regarding the department.
    • Works on special projects when needed.
    • Serves as a source of knowledge regarding grant policies and procedures of different sponsors.

Supervision and Department HR

  • Processes appoints for RAs, Staff and OPS personnel and assists with faculty appointments
  • Reviews pay distributions and certifies payroll
  • Monitors and reviews payroll distribution and reconciliation of payroll ledgers.
  • Supervises, trains and coaches the performance of three full-time staff and three FWS students assistants.
  • Manages HR-related functions for staff, including promotions, terminations, disciplinary actions, assignment of duties, annual performance evaluations and leave administration.

Department Operations and Compliance

  • Development and implement business and fiscal processes to ensure compliance and good stewardship over university resources.
  • Remain up-to-date with changes in university, state and federal regulations.
  • Supervises and monitors department operations; supports initiative to transition to an electronic record keeping system and implement process improvement systems.

Note: Please see her if you need to do any traveling and purchasing if the source of the funds is a start-up, RO or grant account.

Bio

M.S., Cellular, Molecular and Microbiology, Eastern Kentucky University, 2013
B.S., Cellular, Molecular and Microbiology, Eastern Kentucky University, 2010