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University of California San Diego
  • Position Number: 3481913
  • Location: La Jolla, CA
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Extended Deadline: Tue 10/4/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/14/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/26/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at La Jolla, CA and remote.


The Department of Medicine (DOM) is the largest department within the UC San Diego School of Medicine (SOM) and is responsible for fulfilling its teaching, research, and clinical missions. DOM employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, nearly 200 academic appointees, and more than 300 residents, fellows, and postdocs, supported by almost 1,000 staff members. The Business Services Office (BSO) functions within DOM Administration and interfaces with data and individuals throughout the Department, SOM, campus, and Health System, regarding financial and operational matters.

Financial Analyst serves as a key member of BSO, and this position is critical in supporting development of department financial plans and analysis of variances and performance results in support of DOM's various missions.

Financial Analyst serves as a key member of BSO, performing a wide variety of tasks, including the support of analysis, financial reporting, and dashboard maintenance; variance analysis; fund management; and transactional review. Position understands the complexities of revenue and expense patterns and provides solutions to financial processes to maximize UC resources. Work direction will be received from the Director of Business Analytics & Fiscal Affairs, Associate Director of Fiscal Affairs, and Finance Manager; collaboration with Division Administrators, staff, and faculty, will also be performed.

Financial Analyst has professional skills and with an understanding of industry practices and organizational policies and procedures. Position will demonstrate good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for creatively and appropriately resolving a wide range of issues across diverse assignments in accordance with best practices and policies; show initiative in independently identifying enhancement opportunities with implementation proposals; and evaluate identifiable factors and outcomes to present actionable information and recommendations to various stakeholders.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.
  • Working knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems, preferably in a University environment.
  • Ability to gather reasonably retrievable information to organize, and perform basic financial analysis assignments. Must be able to identify issues; analyze data; develop, recommend, and implement solutions.
  • Proficient ability using spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.
  • Ability to gather information to organize; and perform basic financial analysis assignments. Must have the ability to identify issues; analyze data; develop, recommend, and implement, solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Effective interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; excellent service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment.
  • Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.


  • Working knowledge of accounting and internal controls in a university setting.
  • Limited experience with financial management systems (i.e. Oracle) and business intelligence software (i.e. Tableau).
  • Experience in documenting results of reporting procedures, requirements, and reports in an organized fashion both with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Overtime and weekends may be required.
  • Position will be a combination of work-from-home and in-office work.

    Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

    If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

    UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

    Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

    To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

    UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
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