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Financial Analyst II

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
26971504 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $56,800 - $99,200

Position Information

Under the general direction of the Financial and Administrative Officer (FAO) of the Economics/Political Science Administrative Unit, the analyst will provide professional financial management and human resource services for staff and academic appointees. Administer and coordinate complex fiscal budgeting and administration enabling the departments to maintain fiscal integrity and control. Perform high-level budget/resource analyses and prepare monthly financial reports for principal investigators (PI) and administration, utilizing robust analytical tools. Develop data management tools and provide comprehensive management of departmental database. Performs complex budget/resource analysis for forecasting and preparing comprehensive administrative and financial reports. Independently researches, interprets, applies and clarifies University policies and procedures for the functional areas assigned. Reviews and reconciles campus financial transaction detail reports to actual expenditure documentation on a monthly basis using the campus ledger reconciliation storage systems ensuring accuracy and compliance with all agency and university policies and procedures. Prepares and processes budget and expense transfers as needed. Work with PI(s) in the preparation of agency-specific budgets and coordinate the submission of contract and grant proposals for multiple agencies. HR/Payroll Coordinator for all staff and student assistants and any GSR appointments in connection with specific Faculty research funds; provide payroll guidance to the Academic Coordinators. Serves as liaison to International Students and Scholar Office for appointments involving international personnel.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. **


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required


Experience Requirement
Minimum of 2 years of related experience. Required
Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required
Travel Required
Overtime Required

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; service orientation; critical thinking; attention to detail; ability to multi-task in a high volume environment, organizational skills.
Ability to function as a member of a team.
Demonstrated ability to access and retrieve data from financial information systems using PC-based tools; organize and process data for analyses; and summarize data into a clear, comprehensive format for presentation to diverse clientele.
Ability to prepare financial reports with a high level of accuracy and acute attention to detail.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities
Ability to evaluate and assess multiple complex budgets, and to assess those findings to make recommendations.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to work in a fast-pace environment with multiple deadlines.
Some knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, including administration of multiple fund sources.
Working knowledge of general accounting principles, fund accounting, budget development, payroll processes, and general ledger.
Advanced skills in using Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word.
Demonstrated ability to use spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups at UCR.
Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Ability to gather reasonably retrievable information, organizes, and performs basic financial analysis assignments.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of the University of California's financial policies and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of UCR's financial system and the client/server systems. Experience in preparation and submission of contract and grant proposals. Work experience in higher education.

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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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