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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 1st, 2021
The Division of Undergraduate Education oversees the American Cultures Center, Athletic Study Center, Student Learning Center, Berkeley Connect, Research, Teaching and Learning and the Discovery Initiative. The Financial Analyst is responsible for providing financial, budgetary and accounting analysis across all units in support of the development and management of the annual budget, forecasting, accounting, financial management, financial reporting, intra and internal Division transfers, ledger analysis and tracking, as well as fiscal oversight of contract and grant activities. The position involves developing, interpreting and implementing financial concepts for financial planning, resource planning (dollars), and supporting the control/monitoring of the annual budget within established financial and accounting systems. The position may analyze and prepare recommendations for financial plans, including annual resource allocations, future requirements, and operating forecasts.
Applies professional concepts to perform moderate to complex financial or resource analysis to understand past performance and determine present and future performance and / or resource allocations.
Provides analytical support for complex budget, financial, or resource analysis projects.
Maintains department chart of accounts, other data management tools, and related business processes including some hiring coordination and general payroll processes.
Gathers information, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for financial and / or resource plans, including annual resource allocation approaches, trended future requirements, operating forecasts, sources and uses, etc. Examples include generating, modifying, and conceiving of financial reports, or analyzing and forecasting staff salary budgets, contracts, grants, gifts, endowments, or user fees.
Works with multiple department units to ensure that the appropriate internal controls are addressed, maintained and strengthened to protect University resources.
Performs complex financial or resource research and studies for various internal department constituents. Examples include periodic financial reports, staff / faculty salary budgets, contracts, grants, gifts, endowments, or user fees. Financial and / or resource analysis could include budgetary analysis, financial analysis, forecasts, projections, staff or faculty salary or FTE analysis, contracts and grants analysis, endowment income, fungibility of funds, etc.
Prepares, reviews, and / or approves financial and other administrative transactions.
Provides department support in the areas of business process analysis and design, documentation, security, workflow, basic human resources, timekeeping and payroll analysis.
Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems.
Ability to independently gather required information to organize, and perform financial analysis assignments.
Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
Proven ability using spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.
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.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to function as a member of a team.
Thorough knowledge of and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
Knowledge of or the ability to learn quickly learn UC Berkeley software systems, policies and procedures highly.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a one-year contract position.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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