Organizational Excellence and Financial Analyst

Riverside, CA
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$58,500 - $87,000

Position Information
Under the general supervision of BAS' Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (AVC/CFAO), the Organizational Excellence and Financial Analyst (OEFA) serves as an influential and highly productive member of the Organizational Excellence and Budget and Financial Management Teams in UCR's Office of the Vice Chancellor of Business and Administrative Services (BAS). BAS is one of the campus' largest organizational units, with 12 Divisions supporting 49 Departments, 912 staff and 975 student employees, and annual expenditures of $169 million (17.5% of UC Riverside's total annual expenditures). Divisions supported range from core funded administrative service units to auxiliary services, including Human Resources, Business and Financial Services, Enterprise Risk Management, Facilities Services, UC Police Department, Architects and Engineers, Housing and Dining Services, Transportation and Fleet Services, Mail and Shipping/Receiving, Printing and Reprographics, and Shared Services. The OEFA develops knowledge to serve as an expert with regard to leading practice methodologies and approaches identified as strategic priorities by the Campus in its strategic plan (UCR 2020) and in BAS' strategy. Serves as BAS' internal consultant and/or project lead on high priority Organizational Excellence driven projects and assignments of varying scope and complexity. Supports BAS units with the deployment/implementation of new methodologies and requirements. In completing assignments, works closely with and/or coordinates the activities of staff in the Office of the Vice Chancellor, as well as BAS division/department staff and external consultants. Serves as BAS' representative on Campus Organizational Excellence planning committees and workgroups. As part of the Budget and Financial Management Team, performs moderate to complex budgetary/financial analysis and reporting, performs reconciliations and develops/prepares reports.

Minimum Requirements
Has ability to independently gather required information, organize, and perform financial analysis assignments.
Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Proven ability to use spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to function as a member of a team.
Ability to implement methodologies and tools such as TDABC, Lean Six Sigma and the BSC.
Demonstrated advanced skill in math, quantitative analysis and problem solving, including experience independently performing research to identify key variables/data and identifying options and approaches to resolve issues. Ability to identify interrelationships/dependencies and forecast outcomes given changing parameters and assumptions.
Strong organizational, project management and time management skills, to effectively manage priorities and to deliver excellence in a high performing, high volume and fast paced office. Ability to quickly adjust to changing priorities and respond to multiple issues and directives within prescribed timelines. Ability to maintain focus and perspective when working on tight deadlines and in tense situations.
Demonstrated skill in conducting complex budget/financial and costing analysis, including the development and analysis of long-range financial and decision support models
Highly effective communication and active listening skills, including the ability to clearly communicate and receive information, intentions and instructions to accomplish desired objectives. Strong written communication skills.
Strong customer service orientation and the ability to maintain collaborative and collegial working relationships with stakeholders in BAS and across the greater campus community.
Proven interpersonal skills with peers throughout the organization; service orientation; critical thinking; attention to detail; ability to multi-task in a high volume environment, organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Recent experience with UCR's enterprise systems and tools e.g., UCRFS, HRDW, Superdope, PPS.

Working knowledge of common reporting systems and tools, including budget, payroll/staffing, personnel, facilities, inventory and general ledger. Advanced knowledge of contemporary data management and retrieval tools and methodologies for analysis and reporting.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.

Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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