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#106386 MSDC and SDP/SBP Financial Analyst

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/30/2020

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The Financial Analyst will provide analysis and fiscal management for the Marine Science Development Center (MSDC), Scientific Diving Program and Small Boating Program (SDP/SBP) operating funds, including federal, state and recharges. Provide fiscal advice, assistance, and guidance to MSDC and SDP/SBP management. Independently resolve variances, identify problems, formulate alternatives, and make recommendations in accordance with departmental, University, and agency regulations. Develop and implement sound departmental financial systems for fund management and participate and contribute to short and long term unit goals.

Serve as a resource to MSDC and DLO staff on university regulations and guidelines. Assist in the development and implementation of department computer databases to automate accounting and reporting processes. Prepare monthly financial reports. Under general supervision of the Manager of Manufacturing Operations, provide comprehensive administrative assistance and perform purchasing and fiduciary duties according to prescribed procedures and/or defined instructions. Implement accounting controls and reconcile expenditures to ensure accuracy, as well as compliance with UC policies and procedures. Provide comprehensive financial management of extramural funds with multiple project/task numbers, multiple institutions, and multiple PI's.

This Financial Analyst will use professional concepts and apply organizational policies and procedures to resolve various issues. Work on problems of limited to moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of multiple factors. Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Contacts are primarily internal to the department, but may also be external.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related area; and/or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training.

  • Working knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Knowledge of and experience in all phases of accounting, including fund allocation and transfer, account reconciliation, purchasing, reimbursement, payroll, fiscal closing and grant closeout.

  • Strong budgetary, financial, management and analytical skills. Ability to analyze expenditures, recognize trends and support budgetary adjustments.

  • Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Experience in budget analysis and financial forecasting. Familiarity with and ability to interpret government agency fund accounting regulations.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of recharge policies and procedures. Ability to administer income-producing groups.

  • Proven ability to gather reasonably retrievable information to organize, and perform basic financial analysis assignments. Proven ability to research, collect, interpret and analyze financial and budget data.

  • Proficient ability using spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.

  • Knowledge and skill in the use of various software such as relational databases, spreadsheets and word-processing used in an integrated computer environment. Experience with Word, Excel, and Filemaker Pro. Experience in assembling statistical reports using online applications.

  • Skill in compiling technical and administrative information, identifying important facts and summarizing in clear, logical reports for management decisions. Demonstrated skill to logically analyze complex situations and data and develop clear and concise reports or recommendations.

  • High level of organizational skills and the ability to set priorities among many changing and competing tasks. Ability to multi-task in a high volume environment. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and to complete work within given deadlines with attention to detail, accuracy and completeness.

  • Proven interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills at all levels within the unit. Excellent service orientation and the ability to exercise diplomacy, tact and flexibility when interacting with all levels of scientific and administrative staff. Ability to function as a member of a team. Previous experience operating as a team player.


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

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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$48,900 - $75,600 /year
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8 hrs/day