Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$74,000 - $98,000 / Year
Hybrid Remote
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Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day

#126979 Budget and Finance Analyst

Extended Deadline: Thu 3/7/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/12/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/21/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain posted until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Priority consideration will be provided to candidates who apply by 12/21/23.


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.


  • 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.

  • 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. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel at various levels of the organization.

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

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

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities. Self-motivated. Experience in independently accomplishing tasks and to perform recurring tasks without reminder. Experience performing under constant pressure of deadlines.

  • Ability to function as a member of a team.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • This position is eligible for a flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $74,300 - $134,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $35.58 - $64.42

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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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