Financial Analyst (7709U), Office of Environment, Health & Safety -
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: January 16, 2019
Departmental Overview The Office of Environment, Health & Safety's (EH&S) mission is to provide guidance and services to the campus community that promote health, safety, and environmental stewardship.
EH&S is a highly dynamic, fast paced, committed organization focused on promoting workplace safety and environmental protection for the campus community. We are comprised of many scientific, technical, and administrative professionals, working in an evolving, learning, and sometimes challenging environment with a unified goal of supporting the University's mission of teaching, research and public service. EH&S strives to be an inclusive, service oriented, and operationally excellent organization and is seeking highly motivated individuals who want to learn, be creative, seek continuous competency development, and contribute to our mission.
The Financial Analyst reports to, and receives assignments primarily from the Finance Manager and is responsible for providing analytical and financial support for all areas of EH&S organization's operations. In this environment, the Analyst has a responsibility for providing analytical and financial support to leadership in all fiscal dimensions of operations including: budgets, financial oversight to ensure ledger integrity and policy compliance, conducting financial analyses to support center and EH&S strategic planning and for developing robust management information systems and reporting for the unit, and other budgeting, financial, or strategic tasks as assigned. The Financial Analyst will also create or recommend systems, workarounds, and other methods to appropriately manage and reconcile changing funding uses. These responsibilities require sound analytical, problem solving, data management, and clear, decisive communication skills. Position is part of a small, high performing financial and analytical group administering a complex financial operation supporting regulatory compliance and permitting; four distinct technical services recharge programs; scientific and technical hazardous waste disposal and hazardous materials management operations; restricted funds; and significant one-of-a-kind blanket contracts.
Responsibilities Understands and supports the EH&S mission and vision. Contributes to a successful team-oriented work environment ensuring interdependence and cooperation; constructive and positive communications; and mutual support. Incorporates and supports campus' Operating Principles. Promotes and exemplifies campus, divisional, and departmental high standards for excellent client service, effective use of resources, workplace safety, professional development, personal accountability, and continuous improvement.
Applies professional concepts to perform moderate to complex analysis to understand past performance and determine present and future performance and/or resource allocations.
Budget Development & Ledger Review:
Tracks performance against plan and prepares periodic variance analyses, no less frequently than quarterly.
Provides analytical support to the Finance Manager and ad-hoc analytical support to senior management team, displaying an understanding of funding mixes and multi-year department budgets.
Works with FM to participate in EH&S's quarterly ledger review process.
Responsible for running all applicable Cal Answers and Cal Planning reports. This position will also be part of the process to review results, identify items for corrective action, and certify the ledger.
Financial Management Information: For each team and EH&S as a whole, responsible for preparing and maintaining the following essential management information systems and products:
Monitoring and adoption of new financial technologies.
Understanding of department financial procedures and application of audit guidelines, including document archival guidelines.
Approval of correct chartstring application to ensure that charges meet overall budget strategies and spend plans.
Consultation with the FM and senior managers to obtain financial estimates as needed.
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.
Responsible for tasks and maintenance of CalPlanning data, quarterly reports based on CalPlanning.
Other Analytical Responsibilities: Under direction from the Finance Manager, develops ad hoc financial and resource analyses and reports related to support EH&S's overall financial management and strategic planning. FM requests for financial and/or resource analysis might include: budgetary analysis, financial analysis, forecasts, projections, staff FTE analysis, recharge analysis, income analysis, or analysis of potential new programs. Initiates, designs and provides analytical studies, summary reports, and background materials for departmental administrative officers and managers that have a significant impact on individual, or multiple, departments.
Staff development: Works on professional committees and assignments, participates in professional training and attends relevant conferences, and/or is mentored or coached on a formal or informal basis.
Other duties, as assigned including
At the request of campus management (EH&S Director, VC Administration, UCPD Chief, or designated alternate), serve in a designate role within the EH&S Emergency Support Function and be on call to the campus Emergency Operations Center in a campus designated disaster or campus hazardous material release/threatened release. Provide appropriate emergency response role based upon expertise and, where applicable, designated departmental role.
Has thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems.
Requires the ability to independently gather, organize fiscal data, summarize information and present it in a logical format; ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis assignments and customized reporting.
Requires ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Requires independent judgment and the ability to identify, research and resolve problems and follow through on assignments; requires good math skills, attention to detail and the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet software in financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.
Demonstrated competence using Cal Answers & Cal Planning or similar database systems, preferably working directly with underlying data, preparing pivot tables, and exporting data to Excel for further analysis.
Working knowledge of finance policies, procedures and systems, particularly those related to contract and grant fund administration (preferred: experience with UC systems and procedures)
Advanced Excel, Google Suite, and database software skills. Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.
Requires ability to present complex finance related information in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Experience and aptitude using Cal Answers & Cal Planning is preferred.
Salary & Benefits This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Salary range for this role will be commensurate with experience within the annual range of $70,000.00 - $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 when applying.
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.
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