Job Requisition Number: 27015. UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Extension offers more than 2,000 courses per year in a variety of subjects both online and in the classroom. Extension’s administrative departments and units include student records (transcripts), registration, scheduling, international student services, facilities, financial services, and the cashier’s office. In addition to the main Berkeley center, it has responsibility for the maintenance and operation of regional centers in San Francisco (Spear Street), and Belmont and other leased facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
•Applies advanced professional concepts to perform complex technical analysis to understand past performance and determine present and future performance and/or resource allocations. •Leads financial planning and analysis function including development of unit level annual budgets, forecasts, and annual reports. •Oversees financial planning and reporting function working with business and academic units to understand reporting needs and partner with IT to develop and deliver new financial reports. •Assists academic and administrative department heads in interpreting financial information critical to program success. •Reviews annual budget submissions for all departments providing input and expert analysis. •Regularly reviews YTD data flagging inconsistencies or unexpected results to higher level management attention. •Responsible for providing analytical support for highly complex budget, financial, and resource projects dealing directly with major department managers. •Develops complex revenue and expense forecast models for academic programs that inform budgeting and strategic planning. •Produces analytical studies, summary reports, including monthly, quarterly, and by-term Revenue and Expense Summary Reports. •Directs, initiates, designs and provides analytical studies, summary reports and background materials for campus or department administrative officers and managers for financial and/or resource plans, including annual resource allocation approaches, trended future requirements, operating forecasts, sources and uses, et cetera, that have a significant impact on individual or multiple departments. •Develops financial models for proposed academic programs, including programs with campus partners. •Performs financial analysis, including break even, scenario and sensitivity analysis. •Researches and consolidates data from a variety of sources, including existing program metrics and market feasibility studies, to derive financial assumptions. •Makes recommendations regarding financial value and viability of proposals. •Performs highly complex financial or resource research and studies for both internal department and external campus constituents. •Works directly with CFO/COO-level staff to manage finances for programs done in partnership with campus units such as Global Access Programs, concurrent enrollment, and the Fall Program for Freshman. •Develop and implement process for financial execution, tracking and reporting of such programs using assumption in MOUs, agreements and pro forma.•Has advanced knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems. •Is able to identify and analyze information from a variety of sources. •Requires ability to present complex finance related information in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally. •Must be skilled in use of Microsoft Office (advanced Excel skills), web-based reporting tools such as SQL Reporting Services, and common desktop/web applications.
Education/Training: •Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.