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Senior FP&A Analyst

Company: University of California Office of the President
Location: Oakland
Posted on: February 13, 2019

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Working Title
Senior FP&A Analyst

Appointment Type
Staff - Contract

Personnel Program

Work Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 AM- 5 PM

Percentage of Time

Organizational Area
Chief Operating Officer - UCOP Budget and Finance

Oakland, CA

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Posting Salary
Recommended Hiring Range is $90,000 to $102,600, Commensurate with Experience

Position Summary
The position's responsibilities include supporting, and in some cases driving, the annual budget process for a population of UCOP divisions (clients); developing and maintaining reporting on quarterly financial results against prior year actuals & budget; analyzing variances and trends; supporting departments in the mid-year and periodic budget forecasting. In addition, this position will provide support related to the existing budgeting system reporting, and the transition to a new planning and reporting system over the next two years. This role may also be responsible for recommending key operating performance measurements (KPIs, metrics) and developing reports to track them. In addition, he/she may design additional reports and analysis to provide management with decision tools and visibility into UCOP's financial performance.

Special Conditions of Employment

Other Special Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this critical position.


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Provide direction, guidance and support to UCOP divisions and departments in preparing and analyzing budgets, reviewing quarterly budget to actual variance information and creating detailed expenditure forecasts. Design and develop monthly and quarterly management reporting packages covering results, trends, variances, and present findings to key stakeholders.

Financial Transactions and Policy Compliance

Participate in the implementation of a new financial system and planning tool for UCOP. Identify key requirements of a new system that will address the needs of UCOP's budget on a divisional as well as holistic level. As needed, work on Chart of Accounts and UCOP balance sheet development and capital expenditure budget process.

Budgetary Activities

Lead and participate in projects designed to improve UCOP Budget and Finance efficiency and effectiveness, including, but not limited to, detailed fund purpose and use analyses and reconciliation, review of departmental business models and recommendations for improved financial reporting, and determination of and monitoring of ROI for departmental initiatives.

Analytical Support and Reporting

Monitor monthly expenditures, identify variances from prior year actuals and budget, including budget system entries, appropriations, fund balancing and year-end close. Provide recommendations on improved spending and operating efficiencies. Perform review of requests for annual and ad hoc funding and staffing augmentations and make recommendations to UCOP leadership.

Review for Variances

Develop formats to improve decision support including reviews of programs and initiatives and budget deep dives for improved transparency of activities and related costs.
Build financial model(s) to facilitate multi-year forecasting of expenditures per division, sub-division and department including requirements for long-range operating and capital budgets. Forecasting


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Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or business management and a minimum of 5 years equivalent experience required.

Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and interpret financial data, participating cross-functionally to develop a wide range of reports and analysis used for formulating recommendations.

Demonstrated hands-on experience in managing financial accounts and funds, including forecasting and budgets; ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.

Requires ability to present complex finance related information in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.

Ability to communicate financial information to management in a clear and concise manner, both written and verbal.

Advanced knowledge of financial policies, practices and systems.

Experience and ability to be able to quickly acquire a thorough knowledge of institutional policies, practices and procedures.

Exceptional time management skills, ability to prioritize projects, effectively utilize resources, ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Deadline-driven.

Must be expertly skilled in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and common desktop/web applications.

Experience with ERP system implementations and planning tools (SAP, Oracle, Hyperion Planning, Others) Required



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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, age or protected veteran status. If you have questions, please
email the Human Resources Department.

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University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer

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