Budget and Financial Analyst, Library (7709U) 1598 - 1598
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 9/19/2019
For full consideration, please submit your application by September 30, 2019.
The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching organization serving one of the nation's premiere public universities. Berkeley serves a campus community of 27,500 undergraduate students, 10,400 graduate students, 2,200 faculty, and approximately 450,000 alumni. There are 24 campus libraries including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. The University Library's budget is over $65 million, with 420 FTE employees. The University Library, as a public goods provider of services and resources to all of campus, is in the uniquely enviable position of being a potential partner to everyone, both giving and receiving value.
While under the general supervision of the Director, Budget and Finance, this position also supports contract and grant management and will work closely with the Research Administration Supervisor, as well as other finance team members, and at times with the Associate University Librarian and University Librarian.
This role will be working on a variety of division-wide initiatives, and will provide accurate and data-based analytics and information on the University Library's current and future financial profile. The incumbent will research and analyze financial issues related to the Library's $65m operating budget to support the Library's strategic plan priorities and campus budgeting and financial reporting requirements e.g. quarterly financial reports. The Analyst will also prepare financial journal entries and other account management responsibilities including as well as review fund balances.
Key working relationships will be established with both senior-level and operational managers across the Library and with other campus units/departments.
5+ years of working experience in accounting/financial analysis
Has thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems, including fund management e.g. general funds, contract & grants, private gifts etc
Can apply professional concepts to understand and analyze past performance and determine present and future performance and/or resource allocations, using budget planning tools and systems to:
- enter data and run appropriate financial reports; and
- synthesize the data for decision-making needs at the strategic and operational levels
Experienced in providing project management and analytical support for complex budget, financial, or resource analysis assignments
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with executive-level and operations staff to coordinate and implement budget allocations using a standard chart of accounts and related data/business processes
Able to present information, including financial management reports, in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally
Structured in approach with ability to plan work and prioritize effectively
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to weigh competing interests
Experienced synthesizing large amounts of data into summary tables, graphs, dashboards etc
Strong customer service skills
Strong work ethic with a positive attitude and commitment to achieving goals
Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office and common desktop/web applications - particularly MS Excel
Proficiency in campus financial systems (BFS, BAIRS, HCP/HCM, CalPlanning) or similar systems
Has knowledge of contract and grant (research administration) policies and procedures
Masters degree (finance/business) or CPA
Salary & Benefits
$67,500 - $98,900 annually (salary commensuaret with experience)
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a 100% FTE career appointment type.
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.
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