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Financial Analyst 2 (7708U), Lawrence Hall of Science 23026
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 25, 2021
Title Financial Analyst 2 (7708U), Lawrence Hall of Science 23026
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Finance/Investment Management
    Fiscal Services

Financial Analyst 2 (7708U), Lawrence Hall of Science 23026

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.

Departmental Overview

The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's public science center, inspiring and fostering understanding and enjoyment of science and mathematics for K-12. The body of Lawrence Hall of Science work includes development of dozens of exhibitions, published curricula, used by more than 25% of the nation's elementary students, hundreds of programs for students, and professional development for teachers. LHS programs are in wide use in every U.S. state, as well as internationally, and represent a significant contribution to precollege science and math education, as well as public understanding of science. The Lawrence Hall of Science employs over 300 staff members and has a 26 million dollar financial portfolio derived by federal and state contracts and grants, foundation and private gifts, memberships, and revenue generation.

The Resource Management Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science oversees and coordinates effective business processes to ensure fiscal stewardship in support of the Lawrence of Science programmatic goals. As a part of the Center for Resource Management, The Financial Services Office position involves the processing and servicing of a variety of operational, financial transactions and services. Includes cashiering, payroll, finance and accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, collections, data collection and data entry, analysis, review and control, customer servicing, and reporting.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: September 7, 2021

  • Applies professional concepts to perform moderate financial and resource analysis to understand past performance and determine present and future performance and/or resource allocations. Under general supervision, provides analytical support for moderate budgets, financial or resource analysis projects. Gathers and analyzes financial and/or resource data; prepares and summarizes information and/or recommendations for financial resource plans including annual resource allocation approaches, trended future requirements, operating forecasts and sources and uses. Prepares basic to moderate financial and resource reports and/or analysis for internal department constituents, other campus partners and external agencies; periodic financial reports, staff/faculty salary budgets, contracts, grants, business contracts, royalties, gifts, and workshop or professional development fees. Prepare moderate to complex budgets for Contract and Grant proposal submissions.
  • Works with program directors to develop, coordinate and implements budget allocations. Conceives and maintains chart of accounts, and related business processes. Manages accounting functions including proper account fund set, compliance with federal and UC policies and procedures, monthly reconciliation of expenses, transfer of funds and expenses, annual operating budget and fiscal close process for department served.
  • Prepares SAS 115 documents for each area at the organization level as required by campus audit standards. Monitors activities for compliance with OMB Circular A21 and A-110. Complies and summits proposal documents to agencies via on-line submission.
  • Communicates regularly with principal investigators and department/program heads regarding budget-to-actual reviews.
  • As a members of the Lawrence Hall of Science financial team, ensures consistent and efficient budget/financial reporting, processes and monitoring. Assists or serves a backup to other financial team members. Serves as work lead for financial Assistant III.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Basic analytical skills.
  • Ability to gather, organize and perform limited analysis in the completion of work assignments.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications.
  • Proficient with MS Excel and Word.
  • Basic knowledge of or the ability to learn quickly University's financial and budgetary processes, policies and practices.
  • Able to understand, articulate and adapt university accounting, payroll, and purchasing policies and practices.
  • Ability to prepare reports accurately, attention to detail with basic problem solving skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to create visual presentation.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in BFS, BearBuy, Cal Answer, and Cal Planning.

Salary & Benefits

This is a non-exempt, biweekly paid appointment. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience within the range of $27.20- 35.91 per hour.

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 one year contract with possibility of extension.

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:
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