Principal Financial Analyst


The David Geffen School of
Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) seeks to hire a Principal Financial Analyst in the
Financial Affairs Office. The Financial Affairs Office supports the DGSOM
organization at large and informs
the school's key strategic decisions and help overcome complex financial
challenges. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) is comprised of
24 academic departments, 5 organized research units, and 5 interdisciplinary
research centers and is the academic home to approximately 3,400 faculty and
2,900 trainees, students, and fellows. The DGSOM employs about 8,400 staff and non-faculty academics. The DGSOM's annual revenue totals
approximately $2.8B, its expendable net assets approximately $1.3B and its
endowments and quasi endowments approximately $1.9B.

In this role, you will be a key member of the DGSOM Controller's team within the Financial
Affiars Office and will perform complex accounting functions and/or activities. You will create new accounts, prepare and/or approve journal entries, research
and resolve reconciling items and will prepare financial statements and
supporting schedules according to a monthly close schedule as well as financial
reports to external agencies such as the Liaison Committee on Medical Education
(LCME). As our Financial Analyst, you will examine and analyze financial records for exceptions and
unexpected trends and provides recommendations to management and will perform
fiscal year-end closing activities and aid the Associate Controller and
Controller with internal and external audits. You will support new
initiatives, contribute to strategy, and identify opportunities for process
  • BA/BS with a major in accounting or a related field strongly preferred
  • Minimum 6-7 years'
    experience in public accounting and general ledger/corporate accounting at a
    large and complex organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of and
    current hands-on experience with fund accounting and regulatory compliance
    strongly preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Knowledge of GAAP and GASB
  • Strong analytical skills
    and the ability to synthesize complex and diverse information; collect and
    research data and use intuition and experience to complement data
  • Demonstrated
    problem-solving skills; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops
    alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations
  • Demonstrated commitment to
    quality and accuracy; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies
    feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, collaboratively,
    and professionally
  • Team player with a strong desire to learn new skills
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism,
    supporting the principles set forth by the DGSOM Cultural North Star

UCLA 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, disability, or protected Veteran status.