Financial Analyst 4 (7710U) - College of Engineering (CoE) - Dean's Office
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 2652839
Financial Analyst 4 (7710U) - College of Engineering (CoE) - Dean's Office
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The College of Engineering (CoE) at UC Berkeley is recognized for its educational and research excellence, consistently ranking among the top three Engineering colleges in the United States. With more than 220 regular faculty members, 2,100 graduate students and 3,500 undergraduate students located in seven academic departments, Engineering is the second largest college on the Berkeley campus. A multiunit Deans' Office provides administrative, student services, development, and capital projects services. The CoE occupies ten buildings on the Berkeley campus and has extensive facilities at the Richmond Field Station.
Responsibilities for Financial Analyst 4 position include, but not limited to the oversight at both a strategic and technical level of a variety of operational, personnel, and financial transactions including the development, interpretation and implementation of financial concepts for financial planning, resource planning (dollars), and control of organizational budget, and analysis and recommendations for financial plans, including annual resource allocations. As the technical analyst in the Budget & Planning group, insure that high quality services are delivered from all sources (Deans' Office, CoE departments, and Campus Shared Services). This senior-level analyst coordinates fiscal and business process analysis and planning.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 12/2/21
40% Manages, plans, and administers a range of administrative operations in support of an Engineering department or institute, including financial and resource management. Administrative operations include budgetary and financial management, academic personnel, human resources, and student services. Coordinates and participates in various human resources activities, including employment, training, classification, and ensuring the completion of forms and documents related to HR and Payroll for unit/department. Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes financial and HR reports. Serves on committees, representing unit/department.
25% Applies advanced financial concepts to perform complex analysis to understand past performance, compared to present and project future performance to support resource allocations. Conducts financial analysis and review, assessing the adequacy of the full range of resources, identifies problems areas, and troubleshoots to identify resolution strategies. Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes recommendations for complex financial and/or resource plans, including annual resource allocation approaches, trended future requirements, operating forecasts, sources, and uses, etc.
25% Responsible for providing analytical support for highly complex budget, financial, and resource projects dealing directly with departments, institutes, and centers. Additionally, works on special projects as directed. May include strategic initiatives such as the appropriate level of funding for doctoral students in the college and the use of ending balances (reserves) across the college. Create budget and planning reports and presentations to support initiatives.
10% Reviews and approves advanced financial and HR transactions. Maintain controls and reporting requirements.
Advanced knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems.
Ability to identify, collect, and analyze information from multiple sources.
Advanced ability to effectively present complex finance related information both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
In depth ability to use multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to gather information for specialized, complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.
Advanced interpersonal skills at all levels within the organization; advanced service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. In depth ability to use organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to function as a member of a team.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Salary & Benefits
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