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#108022 Financial Analyst 3

Filing Deadline: Thu 3/4/2021

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UC San Diego is ranked the 9th best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and is the largest employer based in San Diego County.

Reporting to the VC-CFO, Information Technology Services (ITS) delivers Enterprise information technology services to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) under the leadership of the campus Chief Information Officer (CIO). Information Technology Services (IT Services) uses world-class services and technologies to empower UC San Diego's mission to transform California and the world as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. As a strategic member of the UC San Diego community, IT Services embraces innovation in their delivery of IT services, infrastructure, applications, and support. IT Services is customer-focused and committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, and accountability.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at UC San Diego and within Information Technology Services. Crafting a culture around these values allows us to more deeply connect with and appreciate our employees, students, and campus partners. Information Technology Services is continuously working to build a community where we all feel safe, empowered, and encouraged to bring our authentic selves to work. We do this not only because it is what’s right, but because we know that diversity drives insight and innovation. We are proud to partner closely UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as their dedication to this mission helps us all to drive change.

The IT Business Office provides human resources, administration, and financial support to ITS staff and management as well as billing customer service to the campus community. It consists of several units - Human Resources & Administration, Finance, IT Procurement, Software Distribution and Inventory Management.

Under the direction of the Finance Director, the position is responsible for complex budgeting, financial and analytical functions. Independently responsible for the tracking and allocation of complex funding sources and providing crucial resource, operating and forecasting analyses. Responsible for the annual budgeting process. Responsible for rate recharge analyses, providing expert recommendations to leadership for the short and long range strategic planning of self-supporting activities, and submitting rate recharge proposals to the campus Rate Recharge Review Committee for approval. Independently perform special high-level analytical and forecasting projects. Lead and coordinate the annual storeroom inventory process and provide related analyses and reports.

Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organizational policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Contacts are both internal and external to the department.

  • Employee must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Employee must be available to travel as required.


  • Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems.

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

  • Strong service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment. Proven interpersonal skills throughout the organization in applying tact, diplomacy and flexibility with a strong focus on service orientation.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities. Demonstrated ability to work in pressure situations and accommodate interruptions. Ability to maintain flexibility to redirect efforts when priorities change.

  • Ability to independently gather required information to organize, and perform financial analysis assignments.


  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles in a non-profit environment. Knowledge of fund accounting, contract and grant accounting, purchasing, rate recharge, inventory and asset tracking.

  • Knowledge of campus recharge and rate policies and ability to review, collect, and compile information necessary to establish and update recharge rates.


  • Job offer is contingent on clear background check.

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) Life insurance
e) UC Retirement Plan
f) Pet Insurance

For more information about UCSD Benefits please click here and visit UCSD Work/Life.

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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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Hiring Salary Range
$65,000 - $85,000 /year
Torrey Pines Center South
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri