Financial Analyst and Operations Lead (3872)
California State University - Northridge, CA

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Financial Analyst and Operations Lead (JOB ID 3872)
(Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt I)
David Nazarian College of Business and Economics
Full Time / $3897 - $4800/mo

Major Duties
Under the direction of the Manager of Academic Resources (MAR), the Financial Analyst and Operations Lead plays a key role in providing financial guidance, planning and monitoring of operations for the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. Provides daily administrative, technical support, analysis and guidance, particularly in the areas of financials and human resources. Identifies, researches, analyzes, and evaluates the College's and its departments' operations and recommends/implements necessary changes. Assists the MAR in the development of the College's budget, and ensures appropriate financial and human resources policies and practices are used. Actively participates in updating the college budget, tracks actual spending and provides necessary financial adjustments, journal entries and reporting. Oversees the day-to-day management of the operational expenses of academic departments and non-academic units; monitors monthly reconciliation and; advises regarding all funding from the state, granting agencies, and auxiliaries; reviews state general fund, state trusts, Extended Learning (ExL) cost reimbursements and program reinvestments, lottery, campus quality fee funds, as well as University Foundation and University Corporation accounts. Develops and improves financial tracking and reporting tools; leads grants/contracts and extended learning cohort administration; works with ExL program directors and PI's (grant receiving faculty). Projects and monitors all salaries, reconciles monthly payroll postings as well as operational expenditures for all departments and the college. Initiates, reviews and processes all budget transfers and special pays. Reviews and audits travel requests based on University Travel guidelines. Manages campus quality fee allocations across the college. Ensures that all of the needed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) are in place and the financial obligations are received/paid; provides training and advisement to staff or faculty in budget management, campus purchasing, accounting and travel policies; is responsible for communicating timelines, deadlines and improvements pertinent to Academic Resources; maintains role as a financial approver for all College funds; acts as the back-up in the absence of the MAR; assists in recruitment and processing of faculty, emergency hire, and permanent staff; reviews and processes Personnel Action Requests (PARs) and documentation for faculty. Performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a job-related field. Additional experience in job-related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required education, on a year for year basis. Equivalent to three years of full-time, progressively responsible technical, analytical, or administrative experience, preferably in Accounting, Finance and/or Higher Education. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Fundamental knowledge of business and public administration principles, practices and methods. Working knowledge of operational analysis and techniques. Thorough knowledge of financial, budget, policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to the applicable program and/or administrative specialty. Ability and specialized skills to: Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications; ability to supervise and/or train others and provide lead work direction. Interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures to develop conclusions and make recommendations; compile, write and present reports related to program or administrative specialty; work independently; train others; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; anticipate difficulties; initiate, plan, coordinates, and execute diverse demands with efficient time management and multitasking skills; and advanced ability to operate and utilize standard office hardware and software (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite 2010: Word, Excel etc.). Excellent analytical and Excel qualifications are required, including pivot table utilization in spreadsheet. Proficient critical thinking skills.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

Anticipated hiring range: $3897 - $4800, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

General Information
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.

Initial review begins May

8, 2014, and will continue until position is filled. For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below: Equal Employment Opportunity California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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