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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: June 26, 2018.
Departmental Overview The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has overall managerial responsibility for Berkeley's research enterprise. It seeks to maintain a research environment that fosters creativity, collaboration and community. Its specific goals are to provide effective support for campus-wide research efforts; to advocate for research needs and resources; and to maximize the benefits of Berkeley's research to the scholarly community, and to the quality of life in the local community, the state, and the nation.
In support of these goals, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research:
Supervises over 50 research units, six museums, and seven field stations; Administers the flow of research funding to the Berkeley campus; Oversees the compliance of campus research with federal, state and university regulations; Facilitates relations between University researchers and private industry for the benefit of society.
Responsibilities Performs complex financial or resource research and studies for both internal department and external campus constituents. Examples include generating, modifying, and conceiving of new financial or other resource reports, analyzing and forecasting budgets, gifts, endowments, or user fees, and making recommendations for maximizing financial or other resource outcomes.
Responsible for distributing monthly projections and reports to unit directors/managers; performing monthly/quarterly key controls review; budget forecasting that complies with division and campus systems; processing financial transactions that comply with campus, university and external policies and procedures; and assisting units with information for annual reviews.Applies professional concepts to perform moderate to complex analysis to understand past performance and determine present and future performance and/or resource allocations. Coordinates and implements unit budget allocations. Applies professional concepts to perform highly complex analysis to understand past performance and possible trends for future performance and/or resource allocations.
Responsible for analyzing and forecasting budgets; analyzing the use of restricted gift and endowment funds; communicating and coordinating monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc financial reviews with department director, manager and/or staff; and for meeting all fiscal close procedures and deadlines.
Plans, formulates and justifies recharge rates and policies for financial viability of each recharge unit. Coordinates recharge billing for all recharge services including invoicing external customers and following-up to ensure payment is received. Develops innovative resolutions to highly complex recharge and self-supporting operations and develops policy recommendations. Provides analytical support for complex budget, financial, or resource analysis projects. The incumbent will be expected to establish and achieve annual learning objectives for skill-building and professional development. Learning opportunities may include self-directed activities (such as recommended reading or participation in online courses) and/or programs, courses and activities assigned by the incumbent's supervisor. The incumbent will be expected to share key lessons learned with co-workers at the conclusion of each activity, and to incorporate lessons into work performance.Provides department support in the areas of business process analysis and design, system or procedure testing and implementation, documentation, security, workflow, and customer feedback. Perform other duties as assigned.Coordinates and implements department budget allocations, conceives of and maintains department chart of accounts or other data management tools, and related business processes.
Bachelors degree in accounting, business, economics or related field and/or minimum of 2 years financial related experience in a multidivisional organization or similar combination of work and experience
Understanding of basic accounting procedures
Understands basic budgeting and planning concepts (trends and Capital and Operational Budgets)
Understands the components and interdependencies of financial statements/reports including basic statistical relationships; examples include financial statement ratios, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)
Project Management skills
Ability to work in a team
Develop basic test scenarios, perform testing, and analyze and summarize results
Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel (such as pivots, lookups, nested formulas)
Advanced proficiency with cross-functional enterprise financial systems and interdependencies
Advanced proficiency with query and reporting tools
Intermediate knowledge of software features such as Smartview
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of presentation and project management software or tools
Strong communication/interpersonal skills
Strong prioritization and organizational skills
Salary & Benefits Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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.
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.