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CED Financial Analyst (7710U) Job 65202 - College of Environmental Design (CED)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 23, 2024
Title CED Financial Analyst (7710U) Job 65202 - College of Environmental Design (CED)
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Finance/Investment Management

CED Financial Analyst (7710U) Job 65202 - College of Environmental Design (CED)

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.

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Departmental Overview

The College of Environmental Design is a diverse instructional and research design environment with multifaceted academic units: three academic departments (Architecture, City & Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture & Environmental planning) and one research unit (IURD, which also houses 3 degree granting programs). CED has approximately 50 faculty, 1200 undergraduate and graduate majors, and approximately 50 total staff. In addition to the academic units, CED has diverse set of functions on site including fabrication services, studios, AV and computer labs, and general use classrooms, a cafe, library and Archives.

The incumbent is the principal manager of financial analysis and services for the dean's office of the College of Environmental Design and the college's three departments - Architecture, Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning. This position creates and maintains tools to manage the permanent and temporary budgets and financial operations of the college and uses advanced professional concepts and campus objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. The incumbent works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors, exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. This role manages and directs Dean's Office financial activities involving a wide variety of fund types and restrictions; includes accounting, internal control, budgets, decision support, management information reporting, disbursements, receipts and cash handling in compliance with UC policies and procedures. Contacts are both internal and external to the college at all levels.

**This position is open to a hybrid work schedule**

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 3/6/24 - Open Until Filled


40% Responsible for providing analytical support for highly complex budget, financial, and resource projects dealing directly with College leadership. Directs, initiates, designs and provides analytical studies, summary reports and background materials for college leadership and department administrative officers and managers for financial plans, including annual resource allocation approaches, trended future requirements, operating forecasts, sources and uses that have a significant impact on the college and the individual departments. Applies advanced professional concepts to perform complex technical analysis to understand past performance and determine present and future performance and/or resource allocations. Acts as the college-wide expert in CalAnswers reporting and CalPlanning implementation.

20% Performs highly complex financial or resource research and studies for the College. Examples include generating, modifying, and conceiving of new financial or other resource reports, strategic planning and modeling, analyzing and forecasting staff/faculty salary budgets, contracts, grants, gifts, endowments, or user fees, and making recommendations for maximizing financial or other resource outcomes. This includes historical reports, trend analyses and forensic accounting. Acts as the point person for annual fiscal close proceedings.

20% Applies financial services concepts (i.e., accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, collections and billing) and human resource concepts relating to payroll, to resolve issues, and prepare business process procedures and policy recommendations. Prepares budgets, tracks expenses and oversees the use of chartstrings. Responsible for administering grants, private gifts, endowments, research funds and coordinating extramural funding.

15% Reviews, processes, and approves financial data and transactions. This includes initiating Salary Cost Transfers, funding and expense journals, event and Blucard administration, credit card (Cybersource) transactions, cash and check deposits. Ensures that financial processing functions are performed with accuracy and that daily financial operations run smoothly. Acts as back for Financial Services Analyst if necessary.

5% Career development, training and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems.
  • Indepth ability to use, identify and analyze information from a variety of sources and multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to gather information for specialized, complex financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reporting.
  • Ability to present complex finance related information in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.
  • Advanced knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems.
  • Indepth ability to use, identify and analyze information from a variety of sources and multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to gather information for specialized, complex financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reporting.
  • Ability to present complex finance related information in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $116,000 - $136,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Referral Source info

This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee". Then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.

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, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

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