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Moores Cancer Center
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#112369 Assistant Financial Analyst

Extended Deadline: Mon 11/29/2021

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

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/18/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/27/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Moore's Cancer Center is one of just 51 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.

The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation - from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.

Under direction of the Assistant Director of Research Finance, the Assistant Financial Analyst is responsible for supporting the transactional level responsibilities and analysis of the sponsored projects within the Moores Cancer Center (MCC) portfolio. This position will have a high level of transactions they are responsible for, both in executing and organizing. Serve as a financial support person for all the Fund Managers within the MCC; receives additional work direction from the Assistant Director of Research Finance.

The Assistant Financial Analyst is responsible for serving MCC with various financial issues and topics of differing complexity:

  • Perform direct retros, funding changes and other transactions.
  • Perform financial and operational transactional roles within the Department, including approval of employee reimbursement and other expense transactions, and review of samples from department transaction sampling plan.
  • Complete projects accepted from a diverse range of personnel, act as a positive and contributing team player with strong professional commitment
  • Act in a professional capacity, applying skills to support evaluation of significant business needs / problems.
  • Support the research, analysis, and evaluation of financial and operational proposals and relevant policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Respond to requests by converting financial data to actionable information to provide forecasts and recommendations.


  • Four (4) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business/data analytics, mathematics, statistics or related area.

  • Ability to gather reasonably retrievable information to organize and perform basic financial analysis assignments. Ability to identify issues; analyze data; develop, recommend, and implement, solutions.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely convey technical information, both written and verbal, to a broad audience.

  • Proficiency using spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Experience using computer spreadsheets and database applications for report generation and analysis, with intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel functions. Experienced with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Effective interpersonal skills; broad service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Under management guidance, uses organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment. Ability to present opportunities and information in a tactful and diplomatic manner, with consistency in exercising independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

  • Ability to function as a member of a team. Acts as a positive and contributing team player, with strong professional commitment and initiative.

  • Ability to expeditiously and accurately perform regular and routine financial and review transactions, recognizing areas of compliance or other concern and effectively presenting such information to leadership.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Ability to interpret and implement UC, UC Health Sciences, UC San Diego, and regulatory agencies’ policies, procedures, and guidelines.


  • Experience with UCSD applications.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
  • Overtime may be required.

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

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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