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Financial Analyst (7709U) - 56589

Company: Acord (association For Cooperative Operations Rese
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Financial Analyst (7709U) - 56589 About Berkeley At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff. The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our , our , and our . At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit . Departmental Overview The Rausser College of Natural Resources (RCNR) Dean's Office provides a varied menu of services to faculty, students, and staff in its four academic departments, an augmented graduate group, and several research and cooperative extension centers/facilities on the Berkeley campus and locations off-site, under the leadership of the Dean. RCNR encompasses basic and applied aspects of biological, physical and social sciences, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The College oversees a total budget of about $100 million. By consolidating and streamlining services in areas such as Academic Personnel, Human Resources, Finance, and Facilities Administration, and working in partnership with Berkeley Regional Services, RCNR assists departments and investigators to smoothly navigate through the campus administrative process and focus on the research that inspires and motivates them. This position is in the Rausser College of Natural Resources Dean's Office finance group and provides leadership and expertise in strategic planning, management, and oversight of all financial operations for units within the College. The incumbent insures that proper internal controls and accountability are in place with respect to financial activities 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. Analyze and prepare recommendations for financial plans, including annual resource allocations, future requirements, and operating forecasts. The position reports to the Director of Research and Extension. Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 08/07/2023. Responsibilities

  • Prepares, reviews, and/or approves financial transactions.
  • Documents procedures for financial activities.
  • Ensures that the appropriate internal controls are addressed, maintained and strengthened to protect University resources.
  • Reviews, processes, approves, monitors & reconciles financial data and transactions utilizing broad knowledge of campus, federal and state policies and procedures to assure audit standards compliance and effective deployment of resources. Processes inter-campus and inter-location fund transfers.
  • Provides guidance for college units or departments on undergraduate & graduate student awards paid from college or departmental endowment funds.
  • Manages course material fees. Works closely with Research Administration to recover deficits that were written off from faculty research funds to department funds.
  • Independently gathers information as needed to perform complex financial and resource analysis.
  • 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.
  • Designs and analyzes monthly and/or quarterly budget and expense reports, summarizing data and documenting trends for the College's entities.
  • Monitors compliance with legal, systemwide, federal, and campus policies and procedures.
  • Advises administrative officers to ensure that budget and finance policies are properly implemented.
  • Applies professional concepts to provide monthly or quarterly projections, analyzes spending patterns, and recommends adjustments.
  • Provides analytical support to the department managers, Chairs, Dean and Center/Facility Directors for complex budget, financial, or resource analysis projects, and prepares reports required by central campus offices and UCOP.
  • Examples include annual Recharge Self-Certifications, campus Reserve Analysis project, and REEPort Financial Report.
  • Prepares appropriate data and reports descriptive of the budgetary and fiscal character of the College and its respective entities for use in analysis and annual reporting to funding agencies.
  • 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.
  • Advises department managers, Chairs, Dean and Center/Facility Directors on financial strategies and devises creative approaches to resource allocation and management to achieve programmatic goals.
  • Coordinates and implements department/center/facility budget allocations.
  • Conceives of and maintains department chart of accounts, other data management tools, and related business processes.
  • Reviews, analyzes and proactively makes and implements recommendations that improve the effectiveness of the College's chart of accounts.
  • Provides department, center/facilities support in the areas of business process analysis and design, system or procedure testing and implementation, documentation, security, workflow, and customer feedback.
  • Serves as resource to departments, centers/facilities, and college units by providing leadership and extensive knowledge base to allow the unit to function at maximal effectiveness.
  • Reviews and interprets University, departments, and centers/facilities business policies and processes in the areas of budget and accounting. Required Qualifications
    • Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems.
    • 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.
    • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
    • Provide attention to detail and accuracy and ability to work with constantly shifting priorities and deadlines.
    • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
    • Experience working independently, creatively, taking the initiative to define and execute tasks.
    • Ability to develop a collaborative working relationship with a diverse population in an academic setting.
    • Strong computer skills with proficiency in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.
    • Thorough knowledge of university, state, and federal policies for fund management, procurement, payroll, contract and grant administration and recharge unit operations.
    • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Preferred Qualifications
      • Knowledge of the University's Infrastructure and policies and procedures, and/or comparable institutional experience.
      • Expertise working with BFS, Cal Answers, UCPath, Student Information System (SIS), and Cashier's Deposit System (CDS), and/or similar systems.
      • Minimum 5-10 years of experience with UCB policies and procedures regarding financial operations, preferably in an academic department, and/or equivalent experience/training. Salary & Benefits This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's website. Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $77,600.00 - $100,000.00. How to Apply
        • To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. Other Information
          • This is not a visa opportunity.
          • Potential for some hybrid, but not 100% telecommute. 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, please see poster. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California policy. To apply, visit Copyright 2022 Inc. All rights reserved. jeid-0d2571bd53fa244c863dee804aa292b6

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