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| ||Responsibilities |
| ||Performs highly complex financial or resource research and studies for both internal department and external campus constituents. Examples include generating, modifying, and conceiving of new financial or other resource reports, strategic planning and modeling, analyzing and forecasting staff/faculty salary budgets, gifts, endowments, or user fees, and making recommendations for maximizing financial or other resource outcomes. Responsible for providing analytical support for highly complex budget, financial, and resource projects. Applies advanced professional concepts and relevant experience to perform complex technical analysis to understand past performance and use that understanding to determine present and predict future performance and/or resource allocations. Provides department support in the areas of business process analysis and design, system or procedure testing and implementation, documentation, security, workflow, and customer feedback. Responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of systems to meet UC audit requirements pertaining to administration of departmental funds including internal redistribution systems for assignment of costs to dept facilities. Assists units with information for annual review. |
Leads a small group of finance analysts at varying levels. Oversees and directs the work of a section with responsibility for quality and quantity of work. Participates in the selection, development and evaluation of staff to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Recommends personnel-related actions. Trains staff and creates effective teamwork environment. Distributes and sets up work; monitors the progress of work of the unit. Reviews and approves financial data and transactions. Processes financial transactions as needed. Advises, coaches and assists staff in carrying out their responsibilities. Functions as a resource to support staff on issues such as researching complex financial issues, escalated customer service problems/concerns.
Plans, formulates and justifies recharge rates and policies for financial viability of each recharge unit. Coordinates and implements department budget allocations. Applies professional concepts to perform highly complex analysis to understand past performance and possible trends for future performance and/or resource allocations. Provides analytical support for complex financial projects such as generating, modifying, and conceiving financial or other resource reports; analyzing and forecasting staff/faculty salary budgets; analyzing use of gift and endowment funds. Develops innovative resolutions to highly complex recharge and self-supporting operations and develops policy recommendations. Responsible for performing independent reviews, research analysis of unit's objectives and strategies, policies, procedures, budgetary models and other initiatives with budgetary implications to RES managed units and/or recharge services. Distributes monthly BAIRS reports to each unit managed. Responsible for meeting all fiscal closing procedures and deadlines. Coordinates recharge billing for all recharge services including invoicing external customers and following-up to ensure payment is received.
The incumbent will be expected to establish and achieve annual learning objectives for skill-building and professional development. Learning opportunities may include self- directed activities (such as recommended reading or participation in online courses) and/or programs, courses and activities assigned by the incumbent's supervisor. The incumbent will be expected to share key lessons learned with co-workers at the conclusion of each activity, and to incorporate lessons into work performance.
Examples include generating, modifying, and conceiving of new financial or other resource reports, strategic planning and modeling, analyzing and forecasting staff/faculty salary budgets, contracts, grants, gifts, endowments, or user fees, and making recommendations for maximizing financial or other resource outcomes.
Assists in support of audit as directed by senior staff. Perform other duties as assigned.
| ||Required Qualifications |
| || Has advanced knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems. |
Ability to identify and analyze information from a variety of sources.
Requires ability to present complex finance related information in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.
Must be familiar with earned value-based accounting systems and in the management of projects using EV principles.
Has ability to independently gather, organize, and perform financial analysis assignments.
Extensive knowledge of University's financial and budgetary processes, policies, and practices. Knowledge of cost accounting standard.
Extensive experience in developing complex budgets, in conducting strategic/financial planning and forecasting, and designing financial reports. Proven ability to analyze complex fiscal issues and information, synthesize data, and be able to convey findings clearly, accurately and in an effective manner.
Ability to download data and create customized financial and budget reports, as well as rapidly retrieve and organize information from a broad range of web-based resources, and prepare information for presentation.
Highly -developed ability to lead/manage and complete ad-hoc analytical projects independently from beginning to end.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; exercise initiative and independent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to contribute creative innovations to the budgeting and financial reporting process.
Ability to take action and implement changes with minimal direction or supervision.
Mature ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion and professionalism in handling sensitive, often difficult and highly confidential information.
Ability to manage a heavy workload with competing deadlines utilizing excellent time management and organizational skills.
Willingness and ability to learn and implement new systems and programs, along with the keen ability to seek and utilize new information.
A strong customer service orientation with an open, supportive can-do attitude. Able to work effectively with a diverse clientele.
Able to give consideration to the priorities and concerns of customers and colleagues in support of unit goals and ensure cooperation and productive interactions.
Advanced experience in budget management including revenue, expenditure, projection, and variance analysis to perform cost-benefit studies and break-even analysis. Possess the ability to analyze fiscal data, information, and present in a logical format.
Advanced experience in using automated financial systems for financial projection, tracking, reporting and analysis. Ability to run queries and analyze reports from an automated financial system, creating Excel spreadsheets and preparing customized reports for management decisions is essential.
Superior problem solving skills and the ability to define issues clearly are essential.
Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and tact both orally and in writing.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member: take initiative, prioritize work and manage multifaceted projects with competing deadlines
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
| ||Preferred Qualifications |
| ||Proficiency with existing campus systems BFS, BAIRS, CDS, or comparable business systems |
Professional certification preferred.
| ||Salary & Benefits |
| ||For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: |
| ||Criminal Background Check |
| ||This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. |
| ||Equal Employment Opportunity |
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| ||Work Environment |
| ||As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Berkeley is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information about our Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at: |