Job Description

Payroll Title:
School of Medicine Dean's Offi
Hiring Pay Scale
$75,000 - $95,000 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#126723 Sr. Finance and Budget Analyst - Hybrid/Remote

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/4/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/22/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/04/2023. 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 in La Jolla and remote.


UC San Diego Health Sciences is a multibillion-dollar organization that comprises three professional schools, two hospitals, 20+ graduate degree programs, and 90+ core facilities and research units all working toward fulfilling its tripartite mission. Led by the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, it accounts for the majority of the University’s research and philanthropic portfolios, in addition to an expanding clinical footprint that spans the San Diego region. With more than 1,700 faculty and 17,000 staff, the Health Sciences is home to nationally recognized academic and clinical programs, and has been identified as one of the premier biomedical research institutions in the world. As a top-ranking, future oriented organization, UC San Diego Health Sciences offers challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment.

The School of Medicine (SOM) is one of three professional schools in Health sciences. Within the UC San Diego School of Medicine, there are approximately 20 departments, 1,700+ faculty, 600 students, and 1,000 residents and fellows. Annual expenditures for the School of Medicine are ~$1 billion, with research expenditures ~$400M. The Office of the Dean embraces and follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees and are looking for top talent that possess the personal characteristics of integrity, strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, collaboration and teamwork. The Dean’s Office-Business Affairs unit is responsible for the financial and business operations of the School of Medicine and Dean’s Office. This includes but is not limited to School of Medicine initiatives, tripartite mission integration, financial and funds flow planning, standards development, overall financial operations, and business partnership with the School of Medicine Departments.

Under the general direction of the Director for Financial Planning and Analysis, the incumbent serves as the Financial Analyst supporting the School of Medicine Dean's Office Resource Management Team and Budget Team. Position helps administer the SOM Dean’s resources (($120M+ annually) and provides support to the Health Sciences Budget Team, which works to operationalize the annual budget process for School of Medicine departments, units, and institutes with an overall budgetary scope of $1B+. The incumbent works alongside the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis and the broader SOM Finance Team to conduct complex financial analysis, and make recommendations that impact the SOM Dean’s Office, and broader School of Medicine. The Principal Financial Analyst will work within numerous campus financial systems to analyze statistical / historical trends, perform forecasting analysis, research financial and operational problems, and make appropriate recommendations.

The position is also responsible for developing and documenting recommendations and best practices related - but not limited to - resource management, Department financial operations, system / reporting procedures, and various operational processes and procedures. Provides training to Departments as needed, and serves as a resource for Department personnel with respect to resource management and budget processes. Participates on various standing or ad hoc committees as necessary.


  • Seven years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three years of related experience/training.

  • Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Advanced knowledge of finance and budget policies, practices and systems; budgeting and reporting techniques; fund accounting; accounting and bookkeeping.

  • Ability to independently gather required information to organize, and perform financial analysis assignments. Experience in analyzing complex issues or problems, formulating and implementing creative and appropriate solutions having evaluated all risks and consequences.

  • Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Ability to speak in group settings and provide training to large groups. Possess skills of tact, poise, diplomacy, and confidentiality with a diverse population of staff and faculty in a high pressure and demanding environment. Expert ability to effectively communicate complex information to multiple audiences.

  • Proven ability using spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Ability to identify, collect, analyze, and report on complex data. Demonstrated ability using multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to synthesize and integrate information for highly complex, strategic financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Ability to do end-to-end data pulls, financial modeling, and analysis.

  • Proven 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. Demonstrated ability to provide strong customer service to departments.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities. Experience participating in change/project management initiatives and direct involvement with implementing changes in policies and practices.

  • Ability to function as a member of a team. Experience in providing support to users on financial and/or budgeting systems and applications.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Excellent analytical skills with experience researching and interpreting intricate data and present analysis effectively. Experience identifying issues of complex problems and develop the analytical framework to understand and resolve them.

  • Experience with budget development and financial performance analysis.

  • Client services oriented; good listening, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Expert interpersonal and consultative skills requiring organizational savvy; expert service orientation and critical thinking skills; attention to detail. Expert ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high-volume environment. Strong organization, problem solving, negotiation and decision-making skills with expertise in clarifying and resolving conflict situations and developing attainable solutions.


  • Knowledge of University accounting, resource management and budgetary principles.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $59,700 - $124,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $28.59 - $59.53

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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