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Lead Financial Analyst
University of California San Fracisco in San Francisco, California
Date Posted 01/20/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
NOTE: This position will be remote, with future office location to be determined

The Financial Analyst will use advanced professional concepts and organizational objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Contacts are both internal and external to the department at all levels.

Specific duties include:

  • Develops and maintains the tools and processes used to monitor the financial performance for UCSF Adult Services Departments (e.g., Radiology, Heart and Vascular Services, Rehab, Neuroscience, Transplant etc.).
  • Provides in-depth review and analysis of financial data, report trends and variances.
  • Provides analytical support and works closely with Manager and Department of Finance in the preparation of the annual Operating Budget, including volume, FTEs, revenue, labor and non-labor expenses.
  • Assists the Managers by providing the monthly analysis needed to meet budget targets, make staff hiring decisions and supplies and services purchasing decisions in the most cost efficient manner.
  • Analyzes benchmarking data as needed to evaluate reasonability of productivity standards and overall departmental expenditures and works closely with Decision Support Services to resolve data submission issues
  • Creates daily, bi-weekly, monthly and YTD FTE tracking tools to assist in FTE variance reporting and position control.
  • Works with managers to explain volume, revenue, monthly and YTD expense and late charge variances for Numbers Day presentations and entry into the Variance Analysis Tool.
  • Creates daily FTE tracking tools with new budget data.
  • Prepares pay period, monthly and YTD analysis of all non-labor expenses and all hours charged to Adult Services Departments

  • Assistants Managers during the Capital Budget process including assisting with an internal prioritization process, developing financial documentation for capital requests and submitting requests to Finance.
  • Receives and tracks all capital budget requests, and facilitates the prioritization and presentation development of all capital equipment needs over $250K
  • Oversees the capital funds used to support contingencies and under $250K items.
  • Tracks the status of funded capital projects and any purchases made against the approved capital; escalates to appropriate person if there are any issues with capital project funds.

  • Works with Managers and Purchasing to analyze and resolve problems these Departments have with procurement issues.
  • Serves as analysts on RFQ’s as needed to assist Managers in choosing efficient, high quality, cost effective produces and services.
  • Serves as a liaison between Purchasing, Clinical Engineering and the Manager so as to recommend high quality and cost effective contracts.

  • Serves as the “go to person” for issues regarding gift funds and grants of all divisions that comprise the COO of Adult Services organization, including processing contributions, analyzing expenditures and tracking balances.
  • Analyzes processes to improve the timely payment, reconciliation and tracking of invoices for the areas under COO of Adult Services to ensure timely payment of invoices and assist in resolving discrepancies.

Department Description

Adult Services is responsible for the operations and financial health of the heart and vascular, gynecologic surgery, neuroscience, radiology, rehabilitative and Neurodiagnostic service lines, as well as other divisions including but not limited to the advanced practice division, facilities and Transplant. This is comprised of approximately 600 FTE and greater than a $1 billion budget.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in financial performance analysis, capital budget, and accounting practices, and systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Ability to identify, collect, and analyze information from multiple sources
  • Advanced ability to effectively present complex finance related information both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner
  • In depth ability to use multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to gather information for specialized, complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports
  • Advanced interpersonal skills at all levels within the organization; advanced service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. In depth ability to use 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
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources

Preferred Qualifications

  • N/A

About UCSF

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. as seventh in the country – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



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Remote / Telecommute, TBD



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8 Hours

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