Job Description

Payroll Title:
VCHS Controller
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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

#116164 Financial Analyst - Hybrid/Remote

Extended Deadline: Fri 7/1/2022

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 05/06/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/17/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite on Campus and remote.


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 Howard Wertheim School of Public Health. These three professional schools, with a combined operating budget of $2 billion, are responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego.

There are approximately 20 departments, 1,600 faculty, 800 students, and 1,000 residents and fellows between the three professional schools. Total research awards exceed $615 million. 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 Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine embraces and follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees.

Reporting to the Director of Resource Management, this position serves as a Senior Analyst within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (VCHS) and Dean of the School of Medicine (SOM Dean), responsible for approximately $160M in resources in support of executive leadership. The Resource Management office is responsible for the financial management of VCHS and SOM Dean commitments and assessments, Ladder Rank FTEs, and the Health Sciences gift and endowment portfolio, requiring analytical and accounting skills and business management knowledge, including general understanding of UC San Diego and Health Sciences administrative organizations, departments, policies, procedures, processes, and practices.Applies organizational policies and procedures to resolve various issues related to fiscal management. Makes recommendations for developing internal control processes and practices. Develops and documents procedures for resource management across various functions. Supports the development and implementation of resource management training programs for VCHS staff. As directed, conducts ad-hoc special, analytical projects and benchmarking studies. Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

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

  • Proficient ability using spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Advanced Excel skills and knowledge of Access Database management; demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.

  • Thorough knowledge of financial data management and reporting systems. Knowledge of financial principles and excellent mathematical, accounting, and analytical skills to perform research and develop and compile data into accurate, concise, and complex reports.

  • Effective 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.

  • Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.

  • Strong ability to analyze complex financial issues, recognize potential impact, identify creative and alternative solutions and make recommendations. Experience with computerized systems, database management and spreadsheet and word-processing programs to manipulate data and create reports.

  • Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.


  • Possess substantial knowledge of the programs and philosophy of Health Sciences; understanding and supporting the education, research and outreach missions of the Vice Chancellor's Office is essential. Knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures, including the willingness to understand and enforce these policies when required.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to work various hours based on business needs including occasional early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends.

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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