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Budget and Financial Management Branch

The Budget and Financial Management Branch (BFMB) ensures that resource requirements developed through mission planning and integration are translated into conception, development, presentation, justification, mark-up, and execution of effective NIAID budgets, and that financial management controls and processes are in place and operating effectively.

BFMB serves as the principal budget advisor to the NIAID Director and senior management, advising regarding the status of pending budget requests and the obligation status of all existing funding, and responding to questions and issues raised.

Responsibilities of BFMB include

  • Advising the NIAID Director, NIAID management, NIH Office of the Director staff, and HHS management on budget choices and their consequences
  • Supporting the NIAID Director, senior NIAID leadership, and NIH staff by responding to inquiries of any kind that require budget information or analysis, including monitoring and clearing budgetary and fiscal data in response to congressional and public inquiries
  • Formulating and monitoring the Institute’s financial management program and establishing a system of effective control of funds used through intramural research, grants, and contractual processes, and providing the full range of fiscal control for the Institute’s extramural grant and contract programs
  • Providing the accounting and financial management required to develop, present, and execute the NIAID budget, including oversight of prior year funds
  • Devising, testing, and maintaining financial data systems that provide data and analysis for management decisions, and are sufficiently compatible with the central NIH accounting system and IMPAC system to prevent dual reporting
  • Collaborating with extramural and intramural scientific staff in developing and coordinating Institute programs and integrating them into the budget process
  • Maintaining dollar control over the international transactions of the Institute
  • Controlling obligations and providing guidance and advice on non-appropriated funds (e.g., gift funds, royalties, CRADAs, and supplemental funds)
  • Monitoring the use of FTEs
  • Developing options for establishing the percentile payline and allocating funds for selected extramural funding mechanisms, including RFAs, PAs, and RFPs
  • Releasing funds to grants management staff for grant awards and monitoring budget balances for each mechanism and sub-category of NIAID’s extramural program
  • Providing advice, guidance, and support to the Director’s Advisory Group (DAG) for reviews of Small Business Innovation Research, Career, Fellowship, Institutional training, and any other grant or contract funding mechanism reviewed and approved by DAG
  • Carrying out special projects, including those associated with the Government Performance and Results Act, the President’s Management Agenda, A-76 outsourcing, and the NIH Roadmap initiative

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Last Updated March 15, 2010