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#115885 Business and Financial Analyst (Hybrid/Remote)

Extended Review Date: Wed 5/18/2022

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 04/22/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/04/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


Uses professional concepts. Applies organizational policies and procedures to resolve various issues. Works on problems of limited to moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of multiple factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Contacts are primarily internal to the department, but may also be external.

Reporting to the Business Analyst and Financial Reporting Supervisor, the Business and Financial Analyst is part of a team that oversees the development and implementation of reporting and data analysis that serves the School's business units, administrative cores, academic departments, Dean's Office, and faculty. Incumbent is responsible for analyzing business process and financial/accounting problems, developing solutions and reports, validating information and implementing processes to support financial and accounting processes. Partner with School units, including the Contracts and Grants team, Financial Analysts, and other units in building effective reports and troubleshooting data. Incumbent will use campus databases (HR, UCPath, Oracle, etc.) to provide planning, resource management, and reports for various BioSci departments. Responsible for producing and managing ad hoc reports and data requests. Research and analyze previous and current year's financial cost accounting structures, payroll problems, errors and inaccuracies. Provide training in utilizing tools and reports as needed. Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

This position may work remotely, requiring a remote work agreement, anywhere in the United States. This position may be 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. The employee shall be available full-time during assigned work hours (specific hours to be discussed with supervisor).


  • Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, statistics, educational administration, computer science or an allied field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Working knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Experience developing and analyzing reports. Ability to manipulate a wide variety of data including budgetary, financial, employee, payroll, proposals, awards, etc.

  • Ability to gather reasonably retrievable information to organize, and perform basic financial analysis assignments. Ability to collaborate with various end users to develop financial reports.

  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing clearly and concisely. Exceptional overall communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas, thoughts, complex problems, policies and position statements. Ability to make well-organized, clear, informative, and persuasive presentations, both in one-on-one situations and in group settings.

  • Ability to respond well to rapid questioning on difficult and/or sensitive issues. Ability to deliver analyses that assists the school's leadership (Dean, Chairs, DBO, BioSci Grad Chairs) decision making.

  • Proficient ability using spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Knowledge, competency and creativity with computer systems and applications including database, spreadsheet, and/or presentation software with the ability to work readily and easily with novel software/applications and be able to actively contribute.

  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet application (eg Google Sheets). Experience would include complex formulas, pivot tables, and/or macro development.

  • Effective interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; excellent service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment. Experience working effectively with a wide variety of positions including management at all levels, administrative units, and IT departments.

  • Familiarity with fund accounting, sponsored projects and gift funds.

  • Superb problem-solving and decision-making skills with the ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment with the acumen and sensitivity to identify those decisions and activities which require higher level consultation and/or group collaboration. Ability to exercise a high degree of flexibility and innovation to seek alternative solutions to unique or complex problems and issues.

  • Excellent analytical and conceptual ability to evaluate complex issues, formulate options, develop solutions, and communicate results through reports, graphs, charts, financial modeling, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentation and oral presentations. Ability to tailor materials to potential to audiences with a broad range of subject knowledge.


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

  • Occasional evenings and weekends 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).

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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