Financial Analyst (7709U), Environment, Health & Safety 18424
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 27, 2021
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 is responsible for providing analytical and financial support for EH&S organization's operations. The Financial Analyst will also be responsible for updating and reporting finances as well as create/ recommend systems, workarounds, and other methods to appropriately manage and reconcile changing funding uses.
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 Research/Administration, UCPD Chief, or designated alternate), serve in a designated 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 or ability to quicky learn how to use 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.
Education and Training
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Experience and aptitude using Cal Answers & Cal Planning.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary range of the position is $67,500.00-$87,000.00, commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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.
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 see:
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