This position is fully remote. Individuals outside of California are eligible to apply.
This position is being recruited in parallel with a Financial Analyst position (JobID: 48303). Applicants are encouraged to apply for the position for which you are best qualified. If in doubt, please apply for both.
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INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 02-15-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is the campus's centralized resource to support and amplify research, instruction, learning, and digital experiences at UC Santa Cruz. We are a group of over 200 diverse, enthusiastic people who produce extraordinary results.
Our guiding principles are integrity, client focus, teamwork, knowledge, and fulfillment. We are looking for people who are deeply curious, hard-working, resourceful, kind, and committed to inclusion.
ITS strives to continually improve service quality, experience, and value for our students, faculty and staff. We are deeply committed to nurturing and strengthening an organization that values equity, work-life balance, and supportive culture. Prioritizing career paths is important to us and we devote resources to skill and professional development for our staff. We hope you are inspired by what we do and are excited to contribute to our mission. We are looking for candidates who do great work from different backgrounds and practices, and who will support our aspirations to shape an increasingly diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every qualification for the position but possess transferable skills and experiences.
University of California offers competitive benefits including Medical, Dental & Vision Care Insurance Plans, University of California (UC) retirement, Paid Family Leave, Group Term Life Insurance, Legal Insurance, Pet Insurance, Paid Holidays plus accrued vacation and sick leave. Visit the UC benefits page for more information at UC Compensation and Benefits.
The Financial Analyst uses advanced professional concepts and organizational objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. They will perform a variety of duties for the Information Technology Services (ITS) division, including financial analyses and modeling, budget development and reporting, research and planning, and services costing with primary responsibilities to facilitate and monitor budgeting and financial reporting.
The position supports both operational financial management and reporting as well as strategic financial management and reporting. On the operational level, the position develops standard and ad hoc reports, delivers quarterly presentations to the IT Leadership Team, manages and balances the staffing list, projects year-end balances, completes annual recharge call effort and oversees fiscal closing for the unit. On the strategic side, the position develops long-range planning views, funding model options, including recharge rate development efforts, services costing and an array of other analyses needed in support of an IT organization within higher education.
The Financial Analyst regularly initiates and conducts research and analytical efforts to inform approaches to and decisions on funding models and scenarios for new and different IT services emerging on campus. They create information for dissemination to and use by ITS and campus management as well as campus clients, preparing and presenting materials to senior leadership and external audiences.
Budgeted Salary: $97,375 - $107,625/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range. The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University reasonably expects to pay..
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: REMOTE
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 007710 (FINANCIAL ANL 4)
Travel: Never or Rarely
40% - Financial Analysis And Budget Planning & Management
Oversees financial management and budget development activities in conjunction with divisional leadership and unit heads.
Coordinates the gathering of budgetary and resource requirements information during planning stages, such as the annual budget process.
Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes recommendations for complex financial and / or resource plans, including annual resource allocation approaches, trends future requirements, operating forecasts, sources, and uses, etc. Examples include generating, modifying, and conceiving new financial or other resource reports, strategic planning and modeling, analyzing and forecasting staff salary budgets, contracts, grants, gifts, or user fees, and making recommendations for maximizing financial or other resource outcomes.
Uses an advanced understanding of industry practices and organizational policies and procedures to resolve highly complex or difficult assignments.
Serves as liaison with internal and external constituents Reviews and approves advanced financial transactions.
40% - Reporting And Costs Analyses
Provides analytical support for highly complex budgets dealing directly with ITS department managers and / or outside constituents.
Performs complex financial and resource research and studies for both internal department and external constituents. Examples include periodic financial reports, staff / faculty salary budgets, contracts, grants, or user fees. Financial and / or resource analysis could include budgetary analysis, financial analysis, forecasts, projections, staff salary or FTE analysis, recharge, general rate or assessment analyses (technical labor rates, headcount-based assessments, technical services (e.g., data center computing charges)) contracts and grants analysis, fungibility of funds, working capital, depreciation, new building funds, etc.
Uses advanced understanding of industry practices and organizational policies and procedures to resolve highly complex or difficult assignments.
20% - Special Projects
Provides high-level analytical support for the ITS governance process including providing quality control reviews, analysis, preparation, and summarizing of highly complex budget, financial, and resource requests from campus units as appropriate. Coordinate with internal and external constituents of the governance process.
Maintains regular alignment with the finance director on the most pressing tasks facing the group in order to complete tasks more efficiently.
Collaborates with IT Leadership, managers, and staff on projects as assigned.
Provides other financial analytical support to divisional projects or completes special projects as assigned or undertaken on own initiative.
Monitors projects to ensure that goals and deadlines are met; communicate issues to the appropriate director as they arise.
Coordinates and analyzes campus, system-wide, and industry data collections or surveys, costing, and other analyses associated with defining service levels and components and other projects associated with ITS budget and finance.
Serves as an informal lead within the finance team, focusing the financial analysts in administering divisional budgetary and financial programs, assessments, and annual and ongoing budget development.
Helps sequence actions, ensures correct timelines, and designates responsibilities and overall coordination.
Works together with the other analysts in a courteous, professional, and collaborative manner to accomplish work group tasks.
Advanced degree in related area and /or equivalent experience and / or training.
Advanced, extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, fund accounting, financial reporting, internal control systems, cost accounting, and budgeting and financial analysis.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
Advanced experience with conducting research, interpreting and analyzing complex data, policies, and procedures, preparing cost-benefit analyses and developing innovative solutions for business related programs and services.
Advanced interpersonal skills at all levels within the organization; advanced service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail.
Strong verbal communication skills.
Strong written communication skills.
Ability to identify, collect, and analyze information from multiple sources.
Advanced ability to translate and present complex technical requirements into meaningful budgetary, financial and services terms for a variety of campus audiences at all levels of the organization.
In depth ability to use multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to gather information for specialized, complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.
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.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
Must be able to work remotely from a home office and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment 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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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