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Company: University of California
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the Financial Analysis and Decision Support (FADS) team, within the office that is responsible for the campus budget. The financial analysis produced by the Assistant Director informs campus decision-making and strategic planning for senior leadership which includes the Vice Chancellor & CFO, the Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, and the Chancellor.

The Assistant Director is part of the FADS team which provides analytical support for all 40+ UCLA organizations (which include 700+ departments). These organizations range from the academic schools to the non-academic organizations such as facilities, police, IT, the Library among many others. The Assistant Director will receive a portfolio of organizations that they are responsible for in terms of providing financial and strategic business analysis. This will include providing decision support through the assessment of ongoing budget and planning issues along with the development of financial models, forecasts, and also trend, variance and contingency analysis. It is expected that the Assistant Director partner with the organizations and serve as an internal consultant, providing advice and training based on the outcomes of the analysis.

In terms of the annual campus budget process, the Assistant Director will review budget submissions to gain a thorough understanding of the assumptions and any issues, and will attend all budget meetings along with the organization's leadership, the VC/CFO, the AVC and the FADS Director. The Assistant Director will also assist in preparation of budget materials for presentation to the Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, the Office of the President along with others.

During this next period, the Assistant Director will help drive forward major transformational changes that are being led by APB. This includes transitioning to a new campus model of allocating the resources that make up each Organization's budget, modernizing our budgeting systems, and continuing to enhance the budget and planning process by working with campus units to develop multiyear budget plans.  

Qualifications

  Working knowledge of financial analysis, planning and budgeting with an ability to integrate complex operational and financial considerations through the use of critical thinking. Required   Ability to perform review of financial trends in order to identify key business drivers along with risks and opportunities. Required   Strong analytical skills to develop creative, creditable solutions and recommendations. Required   Ability to create concise and comprehensive financial summaries that also display analysis and proposed solutions for presentation to Executive Leadership. Required   Strong writing skills to produce effective reports, correspondence, and other documents suitable for signature by senior administration. Required   Demonstrated skills in using large data sets in Excel to facilitate budgetary, programmatic and financial analysis Required   Strong platform skills to make presentations to diverse academic and administrative groups at every organizational level. Required   Demonstrated ability to coordinate, facilitate and chair meetings for the purpose of resolving differences and working toward institutional goals. Required   Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a staff team. Required   Working knowledge of C-BIG which is UCLA's Oracle based budgeting and reporting system or similar budget system using the Oracle/Hyperion platform or similar budget environment. Required


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