Research Finance Analyst

University of California, San Francisco
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
006206 RSCH ADM 3
Job Summary
The Research Finance Analyst uses skills as a seasoned, experienced administrator to independently manage the financial and post-award components of research, awards and transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Work on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations. Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official. Works on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and / or multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff.  Typically manages complex grants / and contracts which require task budgets, option years, multiple investigators and multiple sub awards.
Req Number
Job Title
Research Finance Analyst
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bargaining Unit
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Job Category
Professional and Managerial, Research and Scientific
Required Qualifications
•    Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, business or related area and 3 years of equivalent experience / training in a financial management.
•    Understand general fund accounting, purchasing, and budgeting, financial projection and business planning concepts.  
•    Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles
•    Excellent computer skills and facility with using MS Excel (sorting, pivot tables, filtering, basic formulas
•    Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
•    Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
•    Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
•    Independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
Preferred Qualifications
•    Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
•    Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
•    Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
•    Previous working experience in an academic environment 
Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Department Description
The Division of Hematology/Oncology is one of the largest Divisions in the Department of Medicine (DOM).  Currently, the Division has 72 full-time faculty, 26 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fellows, 17 post-doctoral fellows, 32 non faculty appointments, and greater than 50 administrative and research staff.  The Division’s research, clinical and teaching functions are primarily split between the Parnassus. Mission Bay and Mount Zion campuses, although the faculty, fellows, and staff have appointments and clinical, research, and educational activities at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), and Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).  
About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
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