#96404 Business Finance Analyst III

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/31/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/9/18. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), an organized research unit at UCSD, was established to provide education, training and infrastructure for clinical research in the San Diego area that encompasses four hospital systems, two universities and four biomedical research organizations. The mission of the ACTRI is to create an environment that advances health care through interactions between basic scientists, clinical investigators, community physicians, and patients.

The Finance Analyst position, in conjunction with the Finance Manager, is responsible for development of department financial plans and analysis of variances and performance results in support of the clinical, and research missions across multiple units. Skills and experience as a seasoned professional will be applied to analyze financial and operational data to assist ACTRI leadership to achieve budget/performance targets.

This position will demonstrate good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for creatively and appropriately resolving a wide range of issues in accordance with best practices and policies; show initiative in independently identifying process- and fiscal-enhancement opportunities; and present actionable information to internal and external stakeholders from varied professional backgrounds and disciplines.

This position serves as a financial support person for all units within ACTRI, which include Community Engagement, Administration, Regulatory, Translational Research Alliance, Evaluation, Education, Training and Career Development, Translational Research Technology, and Biomedical Informatics, and works collaboratively with faculty directors and leaders to establish annual budgets, identify financial risk and propose solutions, and verify adherence to UC policies and procedures.

  • Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • A minimum of three (3+) or more years of relevant financial experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems.

  • Ability to independently gather required information to organize, and perform financial analysis assignments.

  • Strong ability using spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.

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

  • Proven understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.

  • Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.

  • Thorough knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.
  • Contracts and grants administration experience.

Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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