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#104461 Financial Analyst 4

Filing Deadline: Wed 4/15/2020

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/30/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/08/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the general direction of the Budget Director, conducts advanced planning and analysis for several campus activities and budgetary functions. Serves as primary budget and financial analyst for major Vice Chancellor unit s) and key campuswide functions. Formulates innovative methods to analyze, monitor and report on assigned areas. Performs comprehensive and complex financial analyses, modeling, projections and allocations of campus resources. Performs in-depth financial analysis of campus annual financial statements, investigates major variances, analyzes and quantifies impact of reporting changes, and presents findings and recommendations to campus leadership. Develops ad-hoc innovative approach to highly complex issues and develops policy options and recommendations.

Works closely with UCOP on issues pertinent to the University's budget. Performs independent reviews, research and analysis of state legislation, campus and systemwide policies impacting major cost center and/or campus-wide programs. Identifies trends in revenues and spending in relation to policy and develops recommendations to campus leadership. Provides strategic recommendations for the development, interpretation and implementation of policies, procedures and mechanism to ensure campus financial accountability with respect to the University's financial commitments and fiduciary responsibility.


  • Advanced knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Thorough knowledge and application of principles and practices of fund accounting, fiscal planning and analysis, campus business systems and organizational management.

  • Proven ability to identify, collect, and analyze information from multiple sources. Demonstrated ability to research, collect, process, validate, and interpret highly complex financial and budgetary information and data from diverse sources such as the state budget, the Regents' budget, the Legislative Analyst's report, the President's Allocations, etc.

  • Advanced ability to effectively present complex finance related information both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Extensive work experience in producing high level, complex, analytical written and graphical reports and other documents that effectively communicate in a clear, organized and concise manner to senior management and others.

  • Global perspectives and understanding of campus funding policies, priorities and funding requirements.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities. Experience in independently accomplishing tasks in an environment with changing priorities. Experience in multi-tasking and performing under constant pressure of deadlines. Demonstrated experience working independently in unstructured projects and situations, identifying priorities and applying creativity and originality in problem solving.

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.

  • Proven ability to function as a member of a team. Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive attitude and to contribute both as an individual and team member to achieve the goals of the department. Demonstrated ability to lead group discussions including expressing ideas effectively, seeking and respecting the opinions of others, active listening, and willingness to share ideas, and an ability to summarize ideas concisely and bring discussion to effective conclusions.

  • Proven ability to use initiative, creativity and resourcefulness to accomplish duties.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and follow through with assignments with minimal direction. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.

  • Demonstrated skills in supporting and collaborating on resource planning needs for expertise in development of long range projections, resource acquisition and plan implementation. In-depth knowledge of assigned areas, and proven ability to identify and analyze complex fiscal issues and information as well as current and future resource impact and solutions for recommendations to senior management.

  • Leadership skills in addressing diverse problems, understanding the importance of structure, organization and resource management. Demonstrated skills in the initiation and development of comprehensive, complex long-range resource projections and planning for major campus entities.

  • Independent thinking, judgment and excellent problem solving skills; innovative application of policies, procedures, restrictions and successful development of situational solutions.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills at all levels within the organization; advanced service orientation and critical thinking skills. In depth ability to use organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal human relations skills to employ tact, diplomacy and flexibility while maintaining confidentiality and exercising discretion. Demonstrated excellence in the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively at all organizational levels.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

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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Payroll Title:
Campus Budget Office
Hiring Salary Range
$63,400 - $103,100 / year
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Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, M-F