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#111895 Financial Analyst

Extended Deadline: Tue 2/1/2022

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 09/28/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/08/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This posting will remain open until filled. 


The Department of Surgery is one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine and is comprised of 102 full time faculty members, 220 voluntary faculty members, 20 physicians employed on MSP agreements, 25 doctors employed by the VA or other facilities, 77 accredited and 13 non-accredited trainees and 100 career staff. Activities are organized in 13 subspecialty divisions. Annual expenditures across the Department total over $66.5M with a global research portfolio of over $19M. Surgery is a target for aggressive growth in the Health System clinical strategic plan. The Department houses the Center for the Future of Surgery, a unique educational and research unit that to date has trained over 20,000 unique learners.

Financial Analyst is a key member of the Business Office within the Department of Surgery and works with a wide variety of individuals including faculty, staff and other personnel to facilitate financial reporting, analysis, transaction review, budgeting, and programmatic support. Position applies professional financial services concepts. Applies organizational policies and procedures to resolve routine issues and customer inquiries. Works on problems of limited scope and under the direction of the Business Operations Manager. Financial Analyst follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.

Financial Analyst assists with the preparation of department and division financial plans and under general supervision provides analytical support for simple to moderate budget, financial and/or resource analysis projects. Position plays a key role in supporting leadership in the achievement of performance targets. Position will ensure transactions are throughout vetted for policy adherence, provide mypayments, mytravel, etc training as needed, and oversee, in conjunction with the Business Operations Manager the approval process and BUMT alignment. Position will process JVs / EPETS / eNPETs, etc as needed and collaborate with other personnel for process improvement strategies and financial alignment of funds and tasks. For assigned activities, position works to identify customer needs and provide high quality, value-added, services. Personnel are expected to function as team players to assist as assigned with all other activities of the Department.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the level 2 or level 3.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Working knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Thorough knowledge of accounting methods and techniques and the ability to apply both in problem solving.

  • Demonstrated experience in principles and practices of accounting, cost analysis, and audit procedures.

  • Working knowledge of applying financial principles and mathematics in reconciling discrepancies, identifying variances, and costing activities. Skill in forecasting financial activities, including revenues, salaries and benefits, non-labour expenditures, and indirect costs.

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

  • Effective interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; excellent service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Ability to convey in original written correspondence and reports, complex technical matters in a clear and concise manner, adapted to individual customer needs.

  • Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Ability to interpret and implement UCSD and agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Experience with financial issues, ability to recognize potential impact, identify creative and alternative solutions, and make recommendations. Must be able to review, process and approve financial documents (i.e Travel, Entertainment, Purchasing).

  • Ability to review expenditures, recognize trends and process transactions and budget adjustments.

  • Analytic ability and solid business judgment in accounting and finance to develop cost-effective recommendations on operational process and internal-control issues.


  • Experience with UCSD online and web-based accounting systems as such as Oracle, UCPath, Concur, etc or any other comparable financial and operational systems within a large multidisciplinary institution.
  • Understanding of UCSD entertainment and travel policy and guidelines.
  • Familiarity with UCSD Internal Audit requirements.
  • Knowledge of UC accounting and purchasing policies and procedures.


  • Overtime may be required.
  • 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).

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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