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#116088 Financial Analyst 2 ( Hybrid/Remote)

Extended Deadline: Mon 8/22/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/02/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/12/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


This is a multi-faceted position that supports several critical financial functions within the Business Office of the School of Biological Sciences. Reporting to the Business Analyst and Financial Reporting Supervisor, uses professional concepts to apply organization policies and procedures to oversee financial planning for a variety of business units and operations. Works on problems of limited to moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of multiple factors. Under general supervision, provides analytical support for Foundation/Gift Funds (including Dean’s office gifts and endowments, graduate student fellowships); strategic programs; keeps track of school resource commitments; various MOUs and Dean's Office initiatives.

Performs ongoing financial analysis of support funds including complex forecasting and modeling to predictably optimize use of gift, endowment, self sustaining core funding. Provide school-level support for tracking commitments and data collection. Serve back up to the Graduate Student Financial Analyst. Performs statistical data analysis and reporting, high-level data analytics support, and project management in a broad scope of areas (including instructional resources, academic personnel, finance, and human resources, etc.) for the School. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Applies professional concepts to perform basic financial or resource analysis to understand past performance and determine present and future performance and / or resource allocations. May assist School Financial and Business Officer or Assistant Dean with unique and complex projects requiring budget forecasting and financial analysis. Contacts are primarily internal to the department, but may also be external. 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).


  • Bachelor's Degree in business, accounting or closely related field or comparable combination of education and experience.

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

  • 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 groups settings. Ability to response well to rapid questioning on difficult and/or sensitive issues. Ability to write for signature of divisional leadership (Dean, Chairs, etc.) when needed.

  • Ability using spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. High level of knowledge, competency and creativity with computer systems and applications including word processing, database, spreadsheet, web development, publishing and presentation software with the ability to work readily and easily with novel software and applications and to actively contribute in the development and execution of novel application-based solutions to data management, communication and process analysis.

  • Ability to function as a member of a team.

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

  • Strategic planning and management capabilities. Ability to think strategically and creatively, to anticipate trends, and to transfer that thinking in positive and effective action. Proven ability to analyze large quantities of data for purpose of determining short- and long-term objectives and actions, with ability to develop and successfully implement plans for accomplishing goals.

  • Strong 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.

  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity. Must have the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion in use of information at all times. Must have the ability to develop collegial and productive working relations at all levels of the organization.

  • Advanced level of knowledge and ability using Excel.

  • Proven skill and ability to analyze large quantities of data; extract relevant data, compile, analyze and present data (as reports, models, charts, forecasts,etc.).

  • Demonstrated ability to learn, interpret and apply complex rules and regulations.

  • Ability to understand abstract concepts and computer logic. Ability to identify accounting applications for computerization with total systems goals in mind. Must possess knowledge of computer hardware and software with the ability to test and modify as appropriate to meet project goals.

  • Strong negotiation 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.

  • Strong skill in creating, writing, and implementing comprehensive policies, procedures, forms, instructions and handbooks with appropriate technical content, style and grammar, and guiding the approval of such documents through a complex bureaucracy.

  • Ability to train faculty and staff in the effective use of new and existing software tools and other applications.

  • Working experience in using relational databases. Ability to recognize when new data structures will be needed and have a willingness and ability to participate in their design.


  • Overtime may be required.

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

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

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