Financial Analyst III

University of California, San Francisco
Mission Bay (SF), Mission Center Building (SF)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
Job Summary
The Financial Analyst III will manage the assigned departments financial and program reporting under the general supervision of the Finance Manager. The individual assures that department financial statements are prepared by established deadlines and in accordance with federal as well as campus policies and procedures. This position uses application of in-depth knowledge of basic accounting and financial concepts.

The Financial Analyst III performs complex analysis techniques and knows how to gather and research data with minimal direction. The individual initiates, designs and provides analytical studies to prepare summary reports and background materials for campus or department administrative officers and managers on proposed campus/university policies that will impact campus resources, staff salary funding, campus-wide permanent budget management, budget/accounting/resource rules and best practices for accounting, budget, financial, and other resources management and administration. The position manages the gathering of budgetary and resource requirements information during planning stages, such as the annual budget process.

The Financial Analyst III independently develops, interprets and implements financial concepts for financial planning, resource planning (dollars), and control of their assigned departments organizational budget, determines
solutions, makes recommendations to the Finance Manager, which then will be presented to the department. This position will lead monthly finance meetings with department Managers, Director’s and possibly the AVC and if needed presents the financial information and recommendations in absence of the supervisor. Presentations prepared by the position are of technical information concerning moderate to complex scope of specific projects or schedules.
Req Number
Job Title
Financial Analyst III
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
Required Qualifications
•    Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance or related area and 3 years of related work experience and/or equivalent experience/training
•    Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems, budgeting and reporting techniques. Proficient understanding of P&L financial statements and general ledger management
•    Proven ability to use spreadsheet and database software for complex financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports
•    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 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
•    Ability to adapt to changing priorities
•    Ability to function as a member of a team
Preferred Qualifications
•    Minimum three years of progressive experience performing financial analysis, forecasting trends, and compiling budgets
•    Thorough knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. 
•    Full knowledge of UC and UCSF policies and procedures and rules
•    PeopleSoft Financials, Smartview Adhoc/Hyperion Planning, BearBuy 
Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
Finance Service Center
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 FAS Finance Service Center (FSC) is committed to providing responsive and efficient professional services to its customer departments in support of their unique missions and goals. The FSC employs approximately 40 professional staff, has an operating budget of $6.5 million, and acts as stewards for over $480 million in UCSF operating and $200M capital funds annually. The FSC is a part of the UCSF Finance organization. In support of its client units the FSC provides: Financial Analysis, Accounting, Budgeting and Forecasting, Internal Controls analysis, high volume transactional services, Control Point Analysis, Management Information Systems implementation, data extraction and report writing and Front Desk and Administrative Operations.
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.
Mission Bay (SF), Mission Center Building (SF)

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