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Financial Analyst

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
201309231303 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $40,159 - $61,230

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The University Advancement Administration office provides strategic planning, resource management and administrative support to the programmatic activities of the University Advancement division. It initiates and participates in the development of appropriate policies and processes that enhance the campus-wide efforts related to obtaining, acknowledging, recording and managing private support received for the UCR campus. We are looking for a high performing individual who will exemplify the UCR mission, vision and values, and that person could be you! Apply today!

About this Position: Under the general direction of the Director of Budget & Operations, this position is responsible for providing high level financial, budgetary, analytical, and administrative support. Under the direction of the Director, the incumbent will perform complex budgetary/resource modeling, formulate and present data analysis, management reports and recommendations to management both orally and in writing. This position independently processes complex financial transactions and serves as primary resource for all purchasing activities for University Advancement, ensuring compliance with appropriate policies, guidelines and procedures. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring financial ledger reconciliation is completed in a timely manner. Assists department management on special projects as assigned including PowerPoint presentations; proofreads/edits documents. Must be detail oriented and able to work under the pressure of constantly changing priorities, unanticipated urgent demands, and multiple tasks. Note: As part of the selection process the final candidates may be required to take a skill assessment test.

About UCR: Distinguished by more than 50 years of high-impact research, UC Riverside is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. With a population of more than 21,000 students, UCR is the most diverse campus in the prestigious 10 campus UC system and it is the eighth most diverse university in the nation. Recently named a "Next Generation University", UCR has earned a national reputation for excellence in research, teaching and service. For the second consecutive year, UCR has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the top green colleges in North America and for (2013) the Washington Monthly magazine ranked the University of California, Riverside second among national universities in their ninth-annual College Ranking Survey. Measures of social mobility, including enrollment of low-income students, net price and having a better-than-predicted graduation rate, helped propel UCR to the No. 2 overall ranking with an overall score of 93.5 out of a possible 100 points.

Minimum Requirements

o Graduation from college with a major in, finance, accounting, business administration or an allied field, and two years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

o Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), budgeting, contract and grant accounting, and fund accounting.

o Demonstrated experience processing financial accounting transactions with an online financial system, and maintaining financial ledgers/records and initiating correcting entries in accordance with GAAP and good business practices.

o Demonstrated experience in independently researching questions and making appropriate contacts for problem solving.

o Demonstrated proficiency with query tools to extract data from systems and the ability to analyze, validate, and prepare consolidated reports using tools such as pivot tables and financial formulas within Microsoft Excel. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Powerpoint.

o Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with campus staff and vendors.

o Ability to prioritize a workload involving multiple functions, meet deadlines with minimal supervision or direction and complete assignments in an environment with frequent interruptions and distractions.

o Ability to interpret and apply administrative policies and procedures and explain to others as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

o Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business.

o Experience with UCR Financial System (UCRFS) applications (PeopleSoft, E-Buy, ePay, iTravel, web recharge, UCRFStotals).

o Working knowledge of higher education administrative policies and procedures.

o Progressive experience and knowledge of purchasing principles and understanding of policies and regulations related to purchasing activities.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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