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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117044 Director, Financial Analysis and Planning

Extended Deadline: Wed 7/6/2022

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

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/29/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health Sciences is a top ranking, future oriented organization. The Health Sciences academic enterprise is comprised of the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Wertheim School of Public Health.

Within the UC San Diego School of Medicine, there are approximately 20 departments, 1,700+ faculty, 600 students, and 1,000 residents and fellows. Annual expenditures for the School of Medicine are ~$1 billion with research expenditures ~$400M. We offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. We are looking for top talent that possess the personal characteristics of integrity, strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, collaboration and teamwork. The Office of the Dean embraces and follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees.

The SOM Dean’s Office Business Affairs office is responsible for the business and financial operations for the School of Medicine and Dean’s Office. This includes School of Medicine initiatives, funds flow planning, standards development and overall financial operations in close partnership with the School of Medicine Departments and UC San Diego Health.

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Business Affairs, School of Medicine, the position manages School-wide financial planning, operations and analysis. This includes the financial analysis and management of department financials in partnership with SOM Departments. Performs short and long term analysis and financial modeling to inform and recommend funds flow adjustments as appropriate. Provides high-level professional support to Associate Dean in the financial planning, analysis and implementation of major special projects. Establish policies for financial management and standards supporting department financial operations and analysis.

Performs financial analytical studies of School of Medicine Dean’s Office and Departments. Responsible for developing and maintaining statistical and historical analysis to determine expenditure trends, as well as research needs assessments to identify issues, formulate alternatives, and make appropriate recommendations. Lead communications and training on new policies and procedures. Partner with VCHS Finance Office on budgetary, accounting, and financial operations.

Serve as subject matter expert and conducts complex analyses of operational issues, with a focus on finance and funds flow. Provides training to SOM units on financial management best practices.

Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and organizational objectives to resolve complex issues with organization-wide impact in creative and effective ways. Works on complex issues with little or no precedent where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Is considered a subject matter expert. Internal and external contacts often pertain to organizational plans and objectives.


  • Thirteen (13) years of combined relevant experience, education and training, OR an advanced degree in related area plus seven (7) years of relevant experience.

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

  • Ability to identify, collect, analyze, and report on complex data.

  • Expert ability to effectively communicate complex information to management both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.

  • Expert ability using multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to synthesize and integrate information for highly complex, strategic financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.

  • Expert interpersonal and consultative skills requiring organizational savvy; expert service orientation and critical thinking skills; attention to detail. Expert ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment.

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.

  • Knowledge of effective training methods for adult learners. Ability to provide efficient and effective training and support documentation to other personnel with varying degrees of technical expertise.

  • Proven skills in analyzing complex issues or problems, formulating and implementing creative and appropriate solutions having evaluated all risks and consequences.

  • Demonstrated ability to direct the work of other employees.

  • Ability to research complex organizational and financial issues through the review of organizational documentation, financial information, interviews with individuals an review of other material to develop and prepare financial and budgetary reports.

  • Strong expertise in preparing detailed departmental Profit & Loss statements for Academic and Clinical Mission and reconcile those statements to Financial Link ledgers and financial reports.

  • Advanced knowledge of and proven experience in Financial Management, academic financial funding Health Sciences Compensation Plan.


  • Understanding of Oracle systems to obtain necessary data for monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reporting.
  • Master's degree in finance or related area.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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UC San Diego Health 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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