UC San Diego

Financial Analyst

Filing Deadline: Wed 4/25/2018

Salary Range: $23.42 – $36.21 /hour

Under the general direction of the Strategic Financial Planning and Systems Manager, this position conducts planning and analysis for the Housing/Dining/Hospitality Department, involving detailed impact analysis, developing financial projections, formulating courses of actions and delivering presentations to HDH Associate Directors. Provides primary coordination and analytical support to the Financial Manager and Associate Directors on various major projects in support of the department’s new financial system.

This position also performs complex analysis related to budgeting and financial accounting, including forecasting, modeling, and policy administration. The incumbent performs analysis of the department’s historical budgetary and financial data and develops strategies, recommends and implements resolutions to ensure efficient fiscal management of the department’s resources using our new Financial System.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with approximately 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of greater than $170 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 6 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which will add 5000 new beds and almost double our square footage by 2021.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

• Overtime may be required.


• Working knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Knowledge and applications of principles and practices of fund accounting, cost analysis and audit procedures.

• Proven ability to analyze complex fiscal issues and information, recognize potential impact, identify alternative solutions and make recommendations.

• Ability to gather reasonably retrievable information to organize, and perform basic financial analysis assignments. Working knowledge of accounting and finance principles for budget planning and reconciling data discrepancies.

• Strong math skills with the ability to perform complex calculations and to prepare, develop, and analyze expense reports and projections for consistency and accuracy.

• Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing clearly and concisely. Ability to produce high quality written reports, and other documents, that effectively communicate in a clear, organized and concise manner to senior campus management and others.

• Knowledge of not-for-profit financial reporting systems sufficient to comprehend Budget, Financial, Staffing and Payroll/Personnel and Student information systems.

• Strong skill in applying advanced computer technology as a problem-solving tool in financial modeling, analysis, budgetary management, and other administrative functions and situations. Advanced Microsoft Suite skills, specifically Excel. Strong ability to accurately process large volumes of data using pivot tables and databases.

• Strong ability using spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Ability to research, collect, process, validate, and interpret financial and budgetary data from diverse sources such as the budget and operating ledger systems and Department financial reports.

• Conceptual knowledge to develop, design, modify and prepare financial reports for use by management for decision-making. Ability to design, adapt, implement or evaluate new procedures, systems and reports.

• Ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment. Possess interpersonal human-relations skills to employ tact, diplomacy and flexibility Ability to adapt to changing priorities. Ability to prioritize heavy workload, meet deadlines, cope with peak work-load periods and apply creativity and originality in problem solving.

• Solid interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; excellent service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Ability to function as a member of a team. Ability to successfully establish and maintain positive and goal-oriented working relationships.

• Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Ability to perform detailed audits of budget, staffing and fund transfer data to ensure policy compliance and accuracy. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.

• BA/BS Degree from a 4-year university with a major in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, statistics, mathematics or an allied field, and two (2) years of experience in fiscal analysis or financial operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Ability to perform independently with minimal direction in unstructured situations and apply creativity and originality in problem solving. Ability to perform and produce quality work to meet HDH Associate Directors’ expectations. Ability to independently follow through and to complete assignments.


• Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

• If employee will be driving a University vehicle, must have current California driver’s license, maintain good driving record and participate in the DMV pull program.

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