Job Description

Payroll Title:
BFS - Office Of the Controller
Hiring Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#113890 Financial Business Director

Filing Deadline: Thu 2/3/2022

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This position is pending classification.


This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at UC San Diego. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, our culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices and best people at the best place to work! Our candidates come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our organization thrive!

The "Why"

Our organizational core values (People First, Innovation, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability) define the culture at Business & Financial Services and push us to be our best. We’re excited to grow our team and learn from people that want to make a difference. If you love what you do and comfortable with designing for the future, we encourage you to consider joining our progressive organization. We recognize that candidates come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of the job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is the key to innovation and excellence. To do great, we have to be great. Our organization places particular emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion incorporating exit interview feedback to enhance retention efforts and advance issues affecting the overall staff experience. If you're a team player with bold ideas and execution, now is the right time to connect!

Position Overview:

NOTE: This newly established position is evolving and will be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure continuity of service level expectations in alignment with campuswide business needs

Incumbent serves as Financial Business Director within Business & Financial Services providing strategic oversight and leadership to the campus-wide reconciliation team. This team provides overall support and direction to campus-wide departments, central offices, and financial units in the reconciliation of UC San Diego accounts. This includes the performance of advanced analytical, financial and operational management of selected projects, reports and communications as required by UC San Diego executive management and the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). Develop and manage information, reports, and data to make policy recommendations, implement associated processes and effectuate system/application changes to ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial records.

The director will meet directly with campus constituents to understand needs and provide counsel related to financial reconciliation. This includes developing reporting, communication, and training strategies in support of department fund managers. Will also lead and direct team in the analysis of all sources of financial information and data to ensure the integrity of reports and data. Provide key input and oversight for the management of the office operational budget and office operational resources/facilities.

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  • This position is expected to be fully remote initially and subject to change based on leadership determination in alignment with University guidance on flexible work arrangement policies and protocol.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Advanced knowledge of business and process analysis functions. Knowledge and understanding of business and process analysis best practices, techniques and tools, and project management methodologies.

  • Understanding of and experience working with business processes and interrelationships including accounting software system evaluation and implementation, system standards, and system testing.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.

  • Experience implementing and utilizing financial management software tools and data management tools

  • Demonstrated financial accounting experience

  • Experience assuring the integrity of project data, including data extraction, storage, manipulation, processing, and analysis.

  • Project management experience, including an understanding of how to interpret customer needs

  • Advanced skills and methodologies associated with process and software design, modification and implementation. Advanced level of understanding of programming techniques and capabilities with the ability to understand the infrastructure of comprehensive integrated systems.

  • Minimum five (5) years of financial and business analyst experience

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or similar disciplines.

  • Solid understanding of Oracle Financial Cloud and system functionality.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. Click here for Details

NOTE: Salary placement is determined by the top candidate’s overall qualifications/relevant experience, market data and internal equity.

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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Application Instructions

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