Senior Strategic Planning Analyst

UCLA - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)4.3

Under the general direction of the Director-Program Analysis, serve as one of the Program Budget Analysts. Provide strategic and analytical support to senior campus decision-makers on issues relating to the campus planning, the annual budgeting process and also campus resource allocation. Accountable for campus-wide analytical studies of the application of actual or proposed budget policy; the interpretation, application and implementation of approved budget policy; and the effective use of campus resources.

For selected Schools/Colleges and Administrative Units, serve as internal consultant, advising Vice Chancellors/Deans on application of UC and UCLA budgetary policy and practice, and also providing advice on budgeting processes and financial analysis.

For selected areas of programmatic activity, review proposals for financial changes in existing academic programs, proposals for new programs, and requests for structural/hierarchical changes that may have financial implications. Make recommendations regarding financial reviews of programmatic reviews to campus leadership.

Percentage of Time:

Shift Start:
8:00 am

Shift End:
5:00 pm

Qualifications for Position




Working knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting. Ability to integrate complex operational and financial considerations using critical thinking.


Possesses an assured, professional approach in facilitating a wide range of programmatic and technical issues.


Strong analytical skills to develop creative, creditable solutions and recommendations.


Demonstrated skill in all facets of financial analysis, planning, administration, control and evaluation of a master budget with multiple fund sources.


Knowledge of corporate accounting standards, GAAP, GASB (including internal and external audit processes), Sarbanes Oxley, and Budgeting concepts.


Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a staff team.


Demonstrated ability to coordinate, facilitate and chair meetings for the purpose of resolving differences and working toward institutional goals.


Strong writing skills to produce effective reports, correspondence, and other documents suitable for signature by senior administration.


Strong platform skills to make presentations to di-verse academic and administrative groups at every organizational level.


Demonstrated skills in using computer software to facilitate budgetary, programmatic and financial analysis; e.g., Office Professional especially Excel.


Additional Posting Information

Bargaining Unit:
99-Policy Covered

Application Deadline:

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