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Verified Pay $100,000.00 - $135,500.00 per year
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Oakland, California

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Finance Manager - 124106

Job Description

Extended Review Date: Tue 10/3/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: /

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/12/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/21/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at La Jolla and remote.


The Principal Financial Manager directs Ophthalmology's fiscal unit. Functions as chief advisor to the Administrative Vice Chair (ACV) and Chair on financial matters. Responsible for the daily management and operation of the Ophthalmology faculty compensation plan, and all sponsored project matters including interpretation of University funding agencies, and internal policies with regard to the assessment, administration, allocation, and appropriate use of financial resources ($20 million in sponsored project, gift and various donor funds). Responsible for the development of appropriate internal controls for fiscal administration in the Department. Provides management and direction on financial issues pertaining to all Ophthalmology funds. Oversight, development, and maintenance of all financial controls regarding post-award contract and grant administration. Ensures that all department practices and fiscal policies and procedures meet university, agency, audit, and department guidelines.

Uses 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.

  • Eleven years of related experience, education/training, OR an Advanced degree in related area plus five years of related experience/training

  • Advanced knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems.

  • 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.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with UC regulations and systems, particularly in the area of Extramural Funds, contracts and grants, and general accounting.

  • Advance knowledge and experience in developing and successfully managing academic, research, and clinical budgets including identifying variances and developing and implementing corrections to avoid or reverse deficit conditions.

  • Strong knowledge of recharge activity policies and procedures. Ability to develop recharge activity proposals and rate charges annually. Advance knowledge of cost accounting practices and the administration of income producing activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze situations, identify issues, implement action plans and make independent decisions in order to meet the varying service needs of internal and external customers.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical principles and demonstrated ability to do statistical data analysis and interpretation. Excellent mathematical skills for calculations involving data projections and adjustments.

  • Demonstrated strong experience and skill to routinely monitor production and quality of work being produced by subordinate staff and set performance standards. Demonstrated experience and skill to assess staff capabilities and workloads and redistribute when necessary.

  • Advance skill to analyze large quantities of data (financial, space, workload) and in identifying objectives and constraints, and developing effective recommendations.

  • Extensive computer skills and working experience with computer software programs such as Paradox, Excel, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Netscape and Darwin. Excellent mathematical skills, knowledge of database management systems with strong emphasis on Excel and Access.

  • Advance leadership skills to manage conflict resolution, problem solving, team building, and organizational development. Skill to plan, prepare, and conduct effective interviews that result in excellent staff recruitments. Ability to determine employee motivational needs and design environment conducive to those needs.

  • Strong knowledge of University Information Systems (PPS, IFIS, DARWIN, FinancialLink, QueryLink, etc) as well as extensive knowledge and experience of standard Financial Management and Database reporting tools.

  • Knowledge of SQL, VBA for creating and maintaining relational databases and high-level systems analysis skills

  • Ability to adhere to the UCSD Principles of Community and promote a collaborate work environment.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $71,000 - $160,000 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $34.00 - $76.63

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit .

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Posted: 10/2/2023

Job Reference #: 124106