Financial Analyst

Riverside, CA
Aug 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $48,800 - $72,500
Title: Financial Analyst
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Performing Arts Admin
Date Posted: 08/02/2017

Position Information: Under the supervision of the Financial and Administrative Officer (FAO), the Analyst will provide professional level financial/budget analysis and fiscal management for the Departments of Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Performing Arts Administration. Currently, the permanent operating budget for the 5 departments total more than $3 million and more than $2 million in temporary operating funds; there are approximately 175 concert events annually, which require Performance Agreements, Honoraria payments, and/or Waiver of Liability Forms. The Analyst will be responsible for the overall accounting functions of the 5 departments' multiple funding sources which include state, grant, and sales & service funds (concert ticket revenue). The position serves as the primary advisor to the FAO regarding all funding sources; performs budget analysis; makes recommendations for expenditures; designs and creates meaningful financial reports; provides comprehensive budget information; and assists the FAO in strategic long-range planning for the 5 departments. Overall responsibility for the procurement, administration, and stewardship of intramural and extramural funding to support four Academic and Performance oriented departments. Direct supervisor responsibilities of the Financial Assistant (_Assistant III). Additional responsibilities include: HR Coordinator/Payroll administration and DBA for all staff and student assistants for all 5 departments and any GSR appointments in connection with specific Faculty research funds; provide payroll guidance to the Academic Coordinators for the Departments of Creative Writing, Dance, Music, and Theatre; and, serve as the Chief Staff in the absence of the FAO.

Minimum Requirements: Ability to adapt to changing priorities
Demonstrated ability to use spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Some knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems.
Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Advanced computer skills: Skill in creating and editing spreadsheets and reports using Word, Excel, or other software applications; skill in exporting/importing data from or to different software applications or data collection and retrieval systems; experience with maintaining simple or moderately complex databases through data entry, data queries, and database design modifications; and experience with Internet search engines for data gathering purposes;skill in working with on-line financial and administrative systems.
Ability to function as a member of a team.
Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
Supervisory training and experience
Demonstrated interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; service orientation; critical thinking; attention to detail; ability to multi-task in a high volume environment, organizational skills.
Ability to gather reasonably retrievable information, organizes, and performs basic financial analysis assignments.

Preferred Qualifications: Skill and knowledge of UCR's on-line financial and administrative system such as UCRSF, UCRFStotals, PPS, e-buy, iTravel, among others. Knowledge of performing arts and specifically activities related to concert event production, hiring of musicians, and management of concert ticket revenue; work experience in the areas of creative writing, dance, music, and theatre; Experience working in an institution of higher education. Knowledge of UC policies and procedures

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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

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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