Financial Analyst (7709U), School of Public Health - 22285
Company: Acord (association For Cooperative Operations Rese
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Financial Analyst (7709U), School of Public Health - 22285 About
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to
creating a community that fosters equity of experience and
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 24, 2021
The School of Public Health is a large and complex professional
school at UC Berkeley, with a mission to improve population health,
especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary
collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational
The School is comprised of six academic divisions and 30 research
centers and programs, with over 200 faculty, 120 academic/research
staff, 155 management/professional/ administrative staff, and 285
student researchers/instructors/workers. The School offers a core
MPH degree with nine areas of study, along with five MA and MS
degree programs, a DrPH and five PhD degree programs, and five
concurrent programs with other UC Berkeley schools and colleges; in
addition, the School offers a joint degree with UC San Francisco.
The School launched UC Berkeley's first on-line degree program in
2012 and is rapidly expanding the program to reach a wide range of
domestic and international audiences through online degrees,
certificate programs, and executive education. The School enrolls
approximately 575 graduate students per year, as well as educating
roughly 440 undergraduate students through an upper-division public
health major. The School's more than 13,000 graduates can be found
working throughout the world, in both the public and private
Learn more at
target='_blank'> publichealth.berkeley.edu .
As a member of the School of Public Health finance team, this
position will provide guidance, leadership, and expertise in
strategic planning, management and oversight for the School's
financial operations. The incumbent will be assigned a portfolio of
work that will include financial oversight for the School's
research activities, including over 30 research centers and
institutes. Research administration is managed by Berkeley Regional
Services and the incumbent will work closely with research
administrators, faculty and research center managers. The incumbent
insures that proper internal controls and accountability are in
place with respect to the financial activities of the department in
order to guarantee compliance with all applicable federal and state
laws and university policies and regulations. The position involves
developing, interpreting and implementing financial concepts for
financial planning, resource planning (dollars), and control of
organizational budget to include daily operational tasks and
approvals. In addition, the incumbent analyzes and prepares
recommendations for financial plans, including annual resource
allocations, future requirements, and operating forecasts. The
position reports to the Director of Finance.
- Applies professional concepts to perform moderate to complex
analysis to understand past performance and determine present and
future performance and/or resource allocations.
- Partners with Budget Owner(s) to review financial performance
and advises Budget Owner(s) of financial tradeoffs associated with
various operational decisions; understands the financial risks and
opportunities associated with each budget. Responsible for budget
creation for research units during Berkeley's budget season.
- Provides department support in the areas of business process
analysis and design, system or procedure testing and
implementation, documentation, security, workflow, and customer
- Coordinates and implements department budget allocations,
conceives of and maintains department chart of accounts or other
data management tools, and related business processes.
- Provides analytical support for complex budget, financial, or
resource analysis projects.
- Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for
financial and/or resource plans, including annual resource
allocation approaches, trended future requirements, operating
forecasts, sources and uses, et cetera.
- Manages daily financial operations of assigned portfolio,
including procurement approvals, reconciliations, compliance
activities, gift processing and payroll and non-payroll expense
- Responsible for understanding different funding sources (gift,
endowment, grant, etc.) and ensuring funds are used
- Has thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices and
- Has ability to independently gather, organize, and perform
financial analysis assignments.
- Requires ability to present information in a clear and concise
manner both in writing and verbally.
- Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office, especially
Microsoft Excel and common desktop/web applications.
- Thorough knowledge of general and fund accounting
- Has ability to independently gather, organize, and perform
financial and accounting related analysis assignments.
- Thorough knowledge of financial transactions and financial
systems, as well as related policy, accounting and regulatory
- Structured in approach with ability to plan work and prioritize
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, attention to
- Strong customer service skills.
- Knowledge and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in
finance or accounting or related field, with 5+ years of working
experience in accounting/financial analysis and/or equivalent
- Proficiency in BFS, CalAnswers, CalPlanning (Oracle platforms)
- Experience with research administration helpful but not
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is
commensurate with experience within the range of $85,000.00 -
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment
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
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more
information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
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