Financial Analyst

University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA

Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz. CHES provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services, facilities, employee housing and capital planning, dining services, conference services, early education services, the Bay Tree Bookstore, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas.

Business and Financial Analysis (BaFA) provides general oversight of the Colleges, Housing and Educational Services' (CHES) budget, capital management and deployment and division debt and capital obligations. Specific responsibilities include budgeting and fiscal management, human resource management, management analysis, long-range planning and business-operations management. BaFA delivers timely and accurate business plans, financial reports and other financial, business services, and human resource documents and reports as requested. BaFA also provides oversight for development, review, and implementation of financial and human resource policies and procedures.

Under the general supervision of the Financial Manager, the Financial Analyst will provide support work related to a variety of fiscal operations within CHES, including financial analysis for the CHES budgets, financial projections, monitoring expenditures, reviewing various financial transactions, establishing and administering financial policies and procedures, and reporting financial performance.

Qualifications / Competencies

Demonstrated experience of financial accounting principles, policies, procedures and systems.

Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge, analyze and interpret policies and regulations.

Demonstrated ability to gather reasonably retrievable information to organize, and perform basic financial analysis assignments.

Demonstrated numerical, analytical and problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail.

Demonstrated experience in budget management and financial analysis.

Computer skills including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, email, on-line calendaring and web based applications and systems.

Demonstrated ability using spreadsheet and database software for moderate financial analysis, fiscal management, budget projections and financial reports.

Demonstrated interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; excellent service orientation and excellent customer service.

Demonstrated critical thinking and attention to detail skills.

Demonstrated ability to perform accurately and efficiently in a fast paced and high pressure environment.

Ability to research information and effectively produce clear, concise correspondence and reports.

Ability to exercise good judgement and discretion, especially with regards to sensitive and/or confidential personnel, financial or organizational matters.

Ability to function as a member of a team, skills to coordinate, cooperate and plan with committees, other units and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications / Competencies

Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience or training.

Special Conditions of Employment

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Some travel between the main campus and other off campus workplaces may be required.

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