Job Description

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$65,000 - $80,000 /year
Torrey Pines Center North
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8 hrs/day

#111836 Budget and Finance Analyst

Extended Deadline: Fri 11/26/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/27/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/06/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.


The Budget and Finance Analyst is the principal budget analyst responsible for a range of key business functions in the areas of financial and budgetary management, accounting control, fiscal planning analysis and reporting.

As a member of the Finance and Operations team, the Budget and Finance Analyst plays a significant role in guiding critical fiscal business functions that support the mission of the OIC. 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Demonstrated ability to independently comprehend, analyze and interpret moderately complex financial and budgetary data, written policies and procedures and apply concepts. Effectively communicate results of analysis to senior management.

  • Knowledge of budgeting, reporting, accounting, and bookkeeping techniques. Demonstrated experience in cost analysis, audit procedures and accurately administering large budgets with multiple fund sources.

  • Ability to independently gather required information to organize, and perform financial analysis assignments. Strong skill in analyzing large quantities of financial and administrative data, summarizing and extracting pertinent data, compiling relevant information in a variety of appropriate formats.

  • Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Skill in communicating complex information, instructions/procedures in a logical, clear, concise manner to a wide variety of constituents. Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel at various levels of the organization.

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

  • Effective interpersonal skills with peers throughout the organization; strong service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment. Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner, assess complex challenges and recommend effective solutions. Ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Ability to integrate this knowledge to support both the UC San Diego financial system and the Sophia IP database System.

  • Graduation from college with a major in business administration, finance, accounting, or an allied field, and typically four (4) years of fiscal experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Skills in providing quality services to internal and external customers. Ability to problem solve, using investigation, research and analytical skills to develop and implement appropriate solutions. Sound judgment and decision making.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to handle confidential information, including proprietary technical and commercial information that has great investment value and conflict of interest potential.

  • Ability to interpret federal policies pertaining to contracts and grants from multiple agencies, including DoD, DOE, NSF, as well as those of private sponsors.


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

  • U.S. person status is required for this position in order to comply with the Arms Export Control and Export Administration Act. U.S. persons are U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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:

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