Researcher / analyst
The Director, Finance & Professional Compensation serves two clinical departments: Surgery and Neurosurgery. Combined these Departments are comprised of 130 faculty physicians and scientists, 112 trainees and over 150 staff with 11 divisions – Administration, Cardiothoracic, Vascular, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Transplant, Surgical Oncology, Colorectal, Otolaryngology, Plastics, Trauma/Burn, Center for the Future of Surgery . Clinical services are provided at the Thornton, Moores Cancer Center, Chancellor Park, Perlman, UCSD Health Sciences (UCSDHS) Hillcrest ambulatory center and the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital. The Departments of Surgery, Urology and Neurosurgery produce over 50,000 visits per year and over 16,000 surgical cases are performed.
Uses professional concepts. Applies organizational policies and procedures to resolve various issues. Works on problems of limited to moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of multiple factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Contacts are primarily internal to the department, but may also be external.
The Business and Financial Analyst will perform basic financial or resource analysis to understand past performance and determine present and future performance and/or resource allocations. Regularly review and analyze data, identify problematic areas and irregular expenditures; research causes and make recommendations on possible corrective courses of action. Applies financial concepts to process, review, and approve financial transactions. Responsible for regular and ad hoc reporting on operating performance of departmental and income funds. Approves financial transactions, verifying index and funding. Making recommendations as needed.
The Business and Financial Analyst prepares basic financial and resource reports and/or analysis for internal department constituents. Examples include periodic financial reports, staff/faculty salary budgets, contracts, grants, gifts, endowments, or user fees. Financial and/or resource analysis could include budgetary analysis, financial analysis, forecasts, projections, staff or faculty salary or FTE analysis, student enrollment analysis, recharge or general rate analysis (parking rates, copier rates, capital project rates, student health charges) student fees (self-supporting programs, professional school fees, course material fees, etc.) contracts and grants analysis, endowment income, fungibility of funds, working capital, depreciation, new building funds, etc. Provides oversight and recommendations with monthly financial summary reporting to clinical and non research faculty. Ensure proper communication and integration in instances where department funds are affected. Process funding changes and corresponding payroll transfers.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Two or more years of financial experience.
Working knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems.
Ability to gather reasonably retrievable information to organize, and perform basic financial analysis assignments.
Demonstrated ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing clearly and concisely.
Demonstrated ability using spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; excellent service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to function as a member of a team.
Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.