The Office of Research (OR) serves as the primary campus office for matters related to research, including:
Review and acceptance of extramural research awards.
Furthering research relationships with government and industry.
Encouraging and assisting faculty in developing research and scholarly studies.
Oversight of intramural research support.
Functional responsibility for organized research units and projects.
Management of certain research-related programs, instrumentation and facilities.
Management of several UC Natural Reserve sites
Review and approval of the use of human subjects and conflict of interest disclosures.
Coordination of patenting and licensing of campus intellectual property.
Under general supervision of the Executive Director of Business and Finance (EDBF) in the Office of Research (OR), responsible for independently performing high-level financial analysis and strategic planning activities in support of the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) - Business & Finance Unit. Collaborate with institutions and other strategic partners in the development, implementation, integration, and ongoing maintenance of financial and administrative operating systems.
Independently develop complex financial models and reports, compile and research complex accounting issues, and develop various key performance indicators and analytics. Collaborate with and provide guidance to the three (3) Associate Vice Chancellors (AVCs) and the Academic and Administrative Directors in the development of the annual operating budget for multiple units. Prepare, analyze, and present monthly, quarterly, and annual budget reports to key stakeholders throughout the organization. Develop, maintain, and report key performance metrics including the creation and maintenance of system dashboards; and perform complex financial analyses for OR as a whole and on an individual unit basis to inform the AVCs and the EDBF in the decision-making process.
Independently provide financial management reports in support of the operational budgets for the Technology Commercialization (ITC) division, IT Development and Operations, and the VCR campus-wide initiatives and programs. Collaborate with academic units campus-wide in the employment and management of VCR initiatives and programs in excess of $10M. Assist in the development of the OR annual report for submission to the Chancellor's Office, develop and maintain computerized databases and spreadsheets for complex analysis and reporting. Prepare multi-year budgets and financial plans; prepare detailed reconciliations, assist in the development of recharge rates for the research units, complete expense and fund transfers; make recommendations for continuous improvement in the analysis and quality of financial information.
$4,533.33 - $9,100.00 / MO.
No. of Positions
Percentage of Time
100% Full time
Posting Removal Date
Work at a computer terminal for extended periods.
Ergonomic-friendly desk arrangements are available.
Work in a busy office with constant interruptions, traffic, and noise from computers, printers, ringing telephones, and conversations.
Vacation is restricted during fiscal close periods, primarily May through mid-July.
Travel between campus locations, and between on- and off-campus locations.
Experience preparing financial reports, developing long and/or short term financial projections, performing budgetary planning and developing and monitoring budgetary processes.
Experience using Excel skills to compile big data and work with complex databases and financial systems.
Experience designing workflow and integration techniques.
Experience/knowledge working with computerized dashboards, trend analysis, and other key performance indicators.
Ability to problem-solve operational systems.
Experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and techniques to apply to budgeting, financial planning & forecasting, rate development, and financial reporting.
Experience using Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, etc?) and other automation tools to perform complex analysis, streamline processes, and prepare high-quality reports and presentations.
Interpersonal and communication skills to interact and communicate professionally and collaboratively with senior leaders, academic directors, management, and staff using diplomacy during all interactions in the performance of responsibilities.
Skills to develop, interpret, and present financial data to various stakeholders at all levels and across organizational line.
Background in Finance or Accounting.
Experience with systems and database management.
Knowledge and experience with programming languages.
Knowledge of business practices and operations.
Knowledge of University of California policies and procedures pertaining to financial administration, payroll, personnel, and other business-related activities.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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