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#103199 Financial Analyst

Filing Deadline: Mon 3/2/2020

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/19/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/06/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.



Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with approximately 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of greater than $189 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 6 million sq. ft.

HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which will add 5000 new beds and almost double our square footage by 2021. Currently, HDH houses 39% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.


Under the general direction of the Assistant Director, Financial Strategic Planning and Systems, this position conducts planning and analysis for the HousingDiningHospitality Department, involving detailed impact analysis, developing financial projections, formulating courses of actions and delivering presentations to HDH Associate Directors. Provides primary coordination and analytical support to the Financial Manager and Associate Directors on various major projects in support of the department’s new financial system.

This position also performs complex analysis related to budgeting and financial accounting, including forecasting, modeling, and policy administration. The incumbent performs analysis of the department’s historical budgetary and financial data and develops strategies, recommends and implements resolutions to ensure efficient fiscal management of the department’s resources using our new Financial System.

Please visit the Housing Dining Hospitality website here.

  • Overtime may be required.


  • Working knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Knowledge and applications of principles and practices of fund accounting, cost analysis and audit procedures. Ability to analyze complex fiscal issues and information, recognize potential impact, identify alternative solutions and make recommendations.

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree from a 4-year university with a major in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, statistics, mathematics or an allied field, and two (2) years of experience in fiscal analysis or financial operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Proven ability to gather reasonably retrievable information to organize, and perform financial analysis assignments. Knowledge of accounting and finance principles for budget planning and reconciling data discrepancies. Strong math skills. Ability to perform complex calculations and to prepare, develop, and analyze expense reports and projections for consistency and accuracy.

  • Proficiency using spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Ability to research, collect, process, validate, and interpret financial and budgetary data from diverse sources such as the budget and operating ledger systems and Department financial reports.

  • Skill in applying advanced computer technology as a problem-solving tool in financial modeling, analysis, budgetary management, and other administrative functions and situations. Advanced Microsoft Suite skills, specifically Excel. Ability to accurately process large volumes of data using pivot tables and databases.

  • Strong conceptual knowledge to develop, design, modify and prepare financial reports for use by management for decision-making. Ability to design, adapt, implement or evaluate new procedures, systems and reports.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of not-for-profit financial reporting systems sufficient to comprehend Budget, Financial, Staffing and Payroll/Personnel and Student information systems.

  • Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Ability to perform detailed audits of budget, staffing and fund transfer data to ensure policy compliance and accuracy.

  • Strong ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing clearly and concisely. Ability to produce high quality written reports, and other documents, that effectively communicate in a clear, organized and concise manner to senior campus management and others.

  • Ability to perform independently with minimal direction in unstructured situations and apply creativity and originality in problem solving. Ability to perform and produce quality work to meet HDH Associate Directors' expectations. Ability to follow through and to complete assignments.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; excellent service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment. Possess interpersonal human-relations skills to employ tact, diplomacy and flexibility.

  • Proven ability to adapt to changing priorities. Ability to prioritize heavy workload, meet deadlines, cope with peak work-load periods and apply creativity and originality in problem solving. Ability to establish and maintain positive and goal-oriented working relationships. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • If employee will be driving a University vehicle, must have a current CA driver's license, maintain good driving record and participate in the DMV pull program.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri