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Senior Finance Analyst (7710U) - 27015 - 1399
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title Senior Finance Analyst (7710U) - 27015 - 1399
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Finance/Investment Management

Senior Finance Analyst (7710U) - 27015 - 1399

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 20, 2019

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Extension offers more than 2,000 courses per year in a variety of subjects both online and in the classroom. Extension's administrative departments and units include student records (transcripts), registration, scheduling, international student services, facilities, financial services, and the cashier's office. In addition to the main Berkeley center, it has responsibility for the maintenance and operation of regional centers in San Francisco (Spear Street), and Belmont and other leased facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Applies advanced professional concepts to perform complex technical analysis to understand past performance and determine present and future performance and/or resource allocations.
  • Leads financial planning and analysis function including development of unit level annual budgets, forecasts, and annual reports.
  • Oversees financial planning and reporting function working with business and academic units to understand reporting needs and partner with IT to develop and deliver new financial reports.
  • Assists academic and administrative department heads in interpreting financial information critical to program success.
  • Reviews annual budget submissions for all departments providing input and expert analysis.
  • Regularly reviews YTD data flagging inconsistencies or unexpected results to higher level management attention.
  • Responsible for providing analytical support for highly complex budget, financial, and resource projects dealing directly with major department managers.
  • Develops complex revenue and expense forecast models for academic programs that inform budgeting and strategic planning.
  • Produces analytical studies, summary reports, including monthly, quarterly, and by-term Revenue and Expense Summary Reports.
  • Directs, initiates, designs and provides analytical studies, summary reports and background materials for campus or department administrative officers and managers for financial and/or resource plans, including annual resource allocation approaches, trended future requirements, operating forecasts, sources and uses, et cetera, that have a significant impact on individual or multiple departments.
  • Develops financial models for proposed academic programs, including programs with campus partners.
  • Performs financial analysis, including break even, scenario and sensitivity analysis.
  • Researches and consolidates data from a variety of sources, including existing program metrics and market feasibility studies, to derive financial assumptions.
  • Makes recommendations regarding financial value and viability of proposals.
  • Performs highly complex financial or resource research and studies for both internal department and external campus constituents.
  • Works directly with CFO/COO-level staff to manage finances for programs done in partnership with campus units such as Global Access Programs, concurrent enrollment, and the Fall Program for Freshman.
  • Develop and implement process for financial execution, tracking and reporting of such programs using assumption in MOUs, agreements and pro forma.

Required Qualifications

  • Has advanced knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems.
  • Is able to identify and analyze information from a variety of sources.
  • Requires ability to present complex finance related information in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.
  • Must be skilled in use of Microsoft Office (advanced Excel skills), web-based reporting tools such as SQL Reporting Services, and common desktop/web applications.

  • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certification preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

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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