#99636 Financial Analyst III

La Jolla, CA
May 25, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This is a UC San Diego internal recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System staff only.

This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/31/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.

The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.

The California Smokers' Helpline (CSH) is part of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center. The Helpline conducts research as well as provides free cessation related counseling service. The Helpline was the first statewide telephone-counseling service for smoking cessation in the U.S. that was based on experimentally-proven protocol (established in 1992). Cessation service is now provided using telephone and internet-based protocols.

The phone counseling service is provided in six languages--English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, and Vietnamese. The Helpline conducts high-caliber intervention research as well as population studies. The Helpline is funded to conduct two large and ongoing surveys in California: the California Student Tobacco Survey (CSTS) and the survey to evaluate California's TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) program. The Helpline currently has grants and contracts in excess of $10 million annually.

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Financial Analyst 3 is responsible for complex budgeting, financial and analytical functions. Independently responsible for the tracking and allocation of complex funding sources and providing crucial resource, operating and forecasting analyses. Responsible for the annual budgeting process, of approximately $14.5 million, providing expert recommendations to leadership for the short and long range strategic planning of the CSH. Independently perform special high-level analytical and forecasting projects. Lead and coordinate the conversion of the systems processes to the new Enterprise Renewal Systems (ESR) and other related systems in support of the University conversion processes.

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

  • A minimum of three (3+) or more years of experience in financial analysis or operations research.

  • Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Proven ability to analyze and prepare budgets, to identify spending patterns and project future expenditures.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex financial issues, recognize potential impact, identify creative and alternative solutions and make recommendations.

  • Knowledge and skill in the use of various software, such as databases, spreadsheets and word-processing, used in an integrated computer environment. Proven ability using spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.

  • Through knowledge of policies and procedures relating to contract and grants, and accounting. Ability to analyze and interpret which policies and procedures apply to a given situation.

  • Demonstrated through knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines.

  • Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Ability to maintain status information and reporting to supervisor in a regular and timely manner. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Proven interpersonal skills with peers throughout the organization; strong service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Ability using organizational skills to multitask in a high volume environment.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities. Ability to work in pressure situations and accommodate interruptions. Ability to maintain flexibility to redirect efforts when priorities change.

  • Ability to function as a member of a team. Interact collaboratively in team settings. Assist team members during critical deadlines. Provide coverage during absences and times of heavy workload.

  • Working knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures for fund accounting, contract and grant accounting, purchasing, rate recharge, inventory and asset tracking.

  • Knowledge of University policy and procedures regarding purchasing, billing, returned goods, travel, disbursements, inventory, audits and contract and grant administration.


Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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