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Budget Analyst 2

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

Commensurate with Experience

Position Information

Working in a fast-paced unit under the general direction of the Financial and Administrative Officer (FAO) of the Multidisciplinary Financial & Administrative Unit (MDU), provide professional support in the areas of financial/budget analysis, fiscal management, contracts and grants, and administrative matters for the departments of Ethnic Studies, Gender &Sexuality Studies, Media & Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, Interdisciplinary Programs, and the Multidisciplinary & Financial & Administrative Unit. Monitors and reconciles monthly, quarterly, and annual financial transaction detail ledgers. Administers and coordinates all fiscal activities of departmental budgets, including financial activity, trend analysis, budget projection reports, fiscal integrity, and control. Review departmental accounting and budgetary process and procedures for departments. Review all expenditures and payroll, ensuring cost is within budget, appropriate, sufficient funds are in place, and the account is accurate. Prepares complex budget reports appropriate, sufficient funds are in place, and the account is accurate. Prepares complex budget reports and analyses for FAO and/or departmental chairs and has lead role in the year-end fiscal close process. Provides guidance to faculty regarding policies, procedures, contracts and grants, and monthly financial reports. Assists with the allocation and management of financial commitments to graduate students, readers, and other academic student employees. Ensures compliance with internal audit requirements and University policies for all financial activities. There are two open Budget Analyst positions in the Multidisciplinary Administrative Unit.

Minimum Requirements

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, including administration of multiple fund sources.
Must be able to work in a fast-pace environment with multiple deadlines.
Advanced skills in using Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word.
Ability to interact professionally with diverse groups at UCR.
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.
Demonstrated ability to use spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to prepare financial reports with a high level of accuracy and acute attention to detail.
Some knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems.
Working knowledge of general accounting principles, fund accounting, budget development, payroll processes, and general ledger.
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.
Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
Ability to function as a member of a team.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities
Ability to gather reasonably retrievable information, organizes, and performs basic financial analysis assignments.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to evaluate and assess multiple complex budgets, and to assess those findings to make recommendations.
Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.

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.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
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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