Job Description

Payroll Title:
CANCER CENTER/Administration
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Moores Cancer Center
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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#120010 Senior Manager Research Finance: Budget & Analysis

Filing Deadline: Mon 11/28/2022

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Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/28/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Candidates hired into this position can work remotely or hybrid.


The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 53 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States and the only one in San Diego County. As a consortium cancer center, it is a collaborative partnership between the UCSD: encompassing 14 departments (12 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 3 professional schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health), UCSD Health oncology hospitals and clinics; the basic and public health research and outreach of San Diego State University, and the basic and translational research of the La Jolla Institute of Immunology. These various programs and units are all dedicated to fulfilling the Moores Cancer Center's mission of reducing cancer's burden. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting the continuum of cancer research, providing advanced patient care, and serving the community through outreach and education programs. As a top-ranking, future-oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Moores Cancer Center follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees including opportunities for cross-training, professional development, and progressive responsibility.

MCC's mission is to transform cancer care in our catchment area and beyond by driving exceptional scientific discoveries, and innovations in prevention, detection, care, and training. MCC will make a global impact on improving health by reducing cancer burden through accelerated discovery and translation, compassionate and interdisciplinary care, education and community engagement, with the foundation of our core values - Excellence, Innovation and Risk-Taking, Collaboration, Diversity and Service.

Reporting to the Director of Research Finance but with considerable autonomy, the incumbent leads the planning, budgeting, and forecasting for Moores Cancer Center. They lead budget administration and financial reporting for the Moores Cancer Center research and academic budgets including establishing and tracking metrics. The Senior Manager Research Finance: Budget & Analysis manages the NCI Cancer Center Support Budget and the Moores Cancer Center research and academic budgets including projecting revenue, projecting expenses, managing center funding from multiple sources (philanthropy, indirect cost recovery, grant funding, state funding, health system funds flow) identifying journal entries needed to appropriately charge correct accounts, and resolving variances in accordance with departmental, university, and agency regulations, either independently or through coordinating the efforts of finance team members. The Senior Manager Research Finance: Budget & Analysis serves as a trusted resource and subject matter expert for team members on finance, analysis, chart of accounts, fund management and shared resource accounting. They will be working in Oracle Financial Cloud.

They will supervise and direct the efforts of a team of four financial analysts.

The Senior Manager of Research Finance: Budget & Analysis will liaise with the Controller's office, Vice Chancellor Health Sciences Business Finance team, General Accounting, and other central departments for the administration of research and operational funding. Develops and maintains statistical and historical analysis to determine expenditure trends, forecast analysis, and research needs assessments to identify issues, formulate alternatives, and make appropriate recommendations. As a member of the Moores Cancer Center Business Office leadership, the incumbent provides administrative and financial expertise in the development of budget strategy, related policies, and operational objectives impacting Moores Cancer Center. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing special projects as needed.

They will provide sound fiscal advice and assist and guide the fund managers and financial analysts of the business office. They will work closely with their peer, the Senior Manager of Research Finance: Contracts & Grants, in reviewing and monitoring the fiscal status of funding sources including making recommendations and offering solutions to resolve financial matters related to faculty research portfolios and gift funds. They will propose models for policy, procedure, and process change.

They will use advanced professional concepts and organizational objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. They will work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. They will exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. They will be responsible for communications with both internal and external contacts at all levels.


  • Advanced degree in related area and five or more years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training.

  • Advanced knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Experience with analyzing and preparing budgets, to identify spending patterns and project future expenditures. Experience analyzing complex financial issues, recognizing potential impact, identifying creative and alternative solutions and making recommendations.

  • Ability to identify, collect, and analyze information from multiple sources. Advanced knowledge of applications and principles and practices of financial management, fiscal planning and analysis. Proven ability to provide comprehensive financial management of extramural funds with multiple indexes, institutions, PI's, and sites.

  • Advanced ability to effectively present complex finance related information both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and diplomatically at all organization levels, both verbally and in writing. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population, including the business community, academicians, staff and students.

  • In depth ability to use multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to gather information for specialized, complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Knowledge and skill in the use of various software, such as databases, spreadsheets and word-processing, used in an integrated computer environment. Ability to use available computer tools, i.e. Microsoft Office, to streamline work.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills at all levels within the organization; advanced service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. In depth ability to use organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment. Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze and interpret complex written material, financial data and computer generated models/information to effectively communicate results to upper management and all clients.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities. Ability to work independently, organize time and set priorities to meet established deadlines and to shift priorities and workload to frequently accommodate new and more urgent. Proven ability to prioritize heavy workload and meet deadlines despite constant interruptions, where information must be assembled quickly with competing and conflicting deadlines.

  • Ability to function as a member of a team.

  • Ability to manage a team of financial professionals at different levels. Demonstrated skills in coaching, developing, and fostering a cohesive financial unit capable of cross-covering and performing internal Quality Control checks.

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

  • Demonstrated strong math skills and analytical capabilities.

  • In depth working knowledge of federal and non-federal agency requirements and regulations for sponsored research from proposal preparation through close out, including but not limited to Cost Accounting Standards

  • Proven ability to perform internal audits of procedures to ensure compliance with OMB A-110, OMB A-133 and OMB A-121.

  • Demonstrated experience in projecting salary, benefit and indirect costs with knowledge of payroll and personnel regulations including impact of salaries, merits, range adjustments and benefit costs.

  • Demonstrated experience in Accrual Accounting and Profit and Loss (P/L) analysis to account for revenue/commitments.

  • Proven experience in complex fund management, purchasing, disbursements, revenue receipt management and material management.


  • Experience working in industry-standard applications such as Kuali and Oracle Financial Cloud.

  • Experience working in higher education finance.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of University policy and procedures regarding purchasing, returned goods, travel, disbursements, inventory, and contract and grant administration.


  • 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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