Under the general direction of the Director for Financial Analysis & Decision Support, serve as one of the Senior Budget Analysts. Provide strategic and analytical support to senior campus decision-makers on issues relating to the campus planning, the annual budgeting process and also campus resource allocation. Accountable for campus-wide analytical studies of the application of actual or proposed budget policy; the interpretation, application and implementation of approved budget policy; and the effective use of campus resources. This includes development of financial models and forecasts, as well as trend, variance and contingency analyses.
During this next period, the Senior Analyst will help drive forward major transformational changes that our unit is leading. This includes transitioning to a new budget model, modernizing our budgeting systems, and continuing to enhance the planning process by working with campus units to develop multiyear budget plans. For selected Schools/Colleges and Administrative Units, the senior analyst will serve as internal consultant, advising on application UCLA budgetary policy and practice, and also providing advice and training on budgeting processes and financial analysis.
For selected areas of programmatic activity, review proposals for financial changes in existing academic programs, proposals for new programs, and requests for structural/ hierarchical changes that may have financial implications. Make recommendations regarding financial reviews of programmatic reviews to campus leadership.
Working knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting. Ability to integrate complex operational and financial considerations using critical thinking. Required Possesses an assured, professional approach in facilitating a wide range of programmatic and technical issues. Required Strong analytical skills to develop creative, creditable solutions and recommendations. Required Demonstrated skill in all facets of financial analysis, planning, administration, control and evaluation of a master budget with multiple fund sources. Required Knowledge of corporate accounting standards, GAAP, GASB (including internal and external audit processes), Sarbanes Oxley, and Budgeting concepts. Preferred Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a staff team. Required Demonstrated ability to coordinate, facilitate and chair meetings for the purpose of resolving differences and working toward institutional goals. Required Strong writing skills to produce effective reports, correspondence, and other documents suitable for signature by senior administration. Required Strong platform skills to make presentations to di-verse academic and administrative groups at every organizational level. Required Demonstrated skills in using computer software to facilitate budgetary, programmatic and financial analysis; e.g., Office Professional especially Excel. Required
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