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Financial Analyst 2 (7708U) 10456
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 2, 2020
Title Financial Analyst 2 (7708U) 10456
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Fiscal Services

Financial Analyst 2 (7708U) 10456

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 14, 2020

Departmental Overview

The Miller Institute is an endowed research institute on the Berkeley campus. Established in 1955, the Miller Institute serves postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholar and University of California faculty from a broad range of departments throughout the basic sciences. Each year, the Institute brings 35-50 scientists from the US and abroad to campus. The Institute conducts a highly selective competition process and conducts all necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition to the Berkeley campus.

  • Works with Chief Administrative Officer to plan and execute fundraising and budgeting actions to meet department goals. Produces budget reports, budget drafts and budget projections with the CAO.
  • Functions as a resource for members on financial issues such as researching complex financial discrepancies and escalating concerns as needed. Works directly with postdocs, faculty and visiting faculty to meet their financial needs.
  • Liaises with financial administrators and analysts in other units across campus. Initiates intercampus financial transactions in communication with colleagues in other units and departments.
  • Serves as the main point of contact with ChaMPS regional staff regarding purchasing and reimbursement matters.
  • Manages financial administration for the unit. Serves as purchasing card holder and reconciler. Creates and manages accounting codes for unit. Tracks spending and reviews general ledger. Serves as departmental approver for transactions, reviewing transactions for accuracy, and escalating to CAO as needed.
  • Provides long-term financial analyses on an on-going basis for use in program comparisons and program development. Collects data and prepares analyses and reports for use in program evaluation, comparison, and budget projections.
  • Generates donation reports, tracks donations, prepares reports or analyses of operational activities, evaluates current and strategizes on future fundraising activities. Processes confidential donations and donor profile information using CADS (Campus alumni development system) and the Cashier's Deposit System. Maintains donor records and tracks multiple year giving. Assists in thanking donors.
  • Assists on multiple functions within the Miller Institute such as department communications and marketing, event planning, office management, and space planning.
  • Participates in the development and revision of standard operating procedures and guidelines. Ensures these procedures do not conflict with University policy. Assesses and recommends changes to maintain compliance with federal and state requirements and internal policies
  • Develops and implements procedures for supply inventory and keeps equipment in good working condition. Administers facilities and space logistics and manages equipment needs. Acts as safety coordinator, wellness coordinator and ergonomics evaluator for unit.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience assisting with or managing finance activities.
  • Experience creating financial reports and working with reporting systems.
  • A demonstrated understanding of basic accounting principles, common financial tools and financial vocabulary.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Must have excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in using Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Detail oriented and able to work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality with financial and personal data.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with staff, faculty, post-doctoral researchers and others, both verbally and in writing.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience and/or training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with database tools .
  • Experience with campus policies and systems, such as BearBuy, BFS, CalPlanning, CalAnswers, CADS.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a full-time career position

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California 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, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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