Under the general direction of the Director of Finance/HR, the Business and Finical Analyst at the Birch Aquarium analyzes the historical financial data of the organization to spot trends and assess risks. Using this information, predict outcomes for current and future business decisions while identifying opportunities and making sound recommendations. The financial analyst will gather data from industry research to understand the trends affecting various business segments and make recommendations to the Director of Finance and CFO informed by that research.
Additionally, the Business and Finical Analyst will administer the Aquarium's self-supporting, gift(s), and sponsored research funding, review ledger expenditures, provide projections, forecasting, analysis, and problem-solve account issues. Analyze cost requirements of proposed projects, develop and recommend proposal budgets and budget justifications, as well as fiscal documentation preparation of various gifts and contracts/grants for federal, state, and private organizations. Resolve discrepancies, formulate alternatives and make recommendations in accordance with departmental, SIO, University, and agency regulations.
Serve as a resource for financial, gift, and contract/grant administration, providing fiscal management and advice concerning overall funding. Responsible for all fund management processes, working closely with Financial Unit Directors, project managers, and/or PI's in reviewing and monitoring the fiscal status of funding, making recommendations, and offering solutions to resolve fiscal matters. Responsible for all pre-and post-fund management functions, including analysis of financial data and reporting for department PI's and/or their designees. Consult with PI's regarding proposal applications. Support the broader impact initiatives for the Director, Scripps Educational Alliances, and The Hub Scripps Science.
Two (2) years experience with fund-based accounting in a university or related field.
Ability to understand and work with gift policies, donor recognition, major gifts, annual giving, and special gifts.
In-depth knowledge of federal and non-federal agency requirements and regulations for sponsored research from proposal preparation through closeout, including but not limited to Cost Accounting Standards Uniform Guidance, Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), etc.
Proven ability to analyze complex financial issues, recognize the potential impact, identify creative and alternative solutions, and make recommendations.
Demonstrated experience in principles and practices of fund accounting, cost analysis, and audit procedures.
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 to use spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.
Effective interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; excellent service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to use organizational skills to multi-task in a high-volume environment.
Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) training will be required.
Must meet CANRA compliance requirement per California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA," Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4).
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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