The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM) seeks to hire an Associate Director Institutional Planning & Analysis. The DGSOM is comprised of 24 academic departments, 5 organized research units, and 5 interdisciplinary research centers and is the academic home to approximately 3200 faculty and 2500 trainees, students and fellows. The DGSOM employs about 6200 staff and non-faculty academics. The DGSOM's annual revenue totals approximately $2B, its expendable net assets approx. $500M and its endowments and quasi endowments approximately $1.5B. The Associate Director, Institutional Planning & Analysis reports to the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis and Decision Support and serves as a key member of the FP & A team within the Financial Affairs Unit of the Dean's Office. The position is responsible for development of the school-wide long-range financial plan (10-year plan) and associated complex financial analysis to inform decision making at the School of Medicine executive level. This requires significant interaction with School of Medicine Dean's Office leadership, department chairs/directors, UCLA Health System leadership, and Campus leadership. S/he performs sophisticated financial and managerial analysis in the following areas: institutional resource planning, funds flow modeling and feasibility studies, faculty productivity and operational bench marking, space allocation, debt financing strategies, and emerging strategic issues. The position will play a key role in developing the necessary analytical tools and programs, which support management and strategic decisions pertaining to financial planning for the DGSOM. S/he will serve as a key resource in the development and implementation of the DGSOM All Funds Budget process, Campus Budget Conference Submission, and related deliverables. The position serves as the principal back-up for the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis and Decision Support and, in the absence of the Director, acts in place of the Director. This includes delegated authority and responsibility for the Director's role as a key leader within the DGSOM.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES * Develop and maintain the DGSOM long-range plan through collaboration with department leadership, the Faculty Practice Organization, the Health System, and Academic Planning & Budgeting. This includes development of financial models, forecasts, and a capital plan as well as trend, variance, sensitivity, and contingency analyses. * Develop the annual Campus Budget Conference Submission and the associated budget input into the Campus application (CBIG). Provide analytical support to inform recommendations for strategic fund requests from Chancellor resources * Develop and interpret key performance indicators and provide analyses to inform executive level decisions. The analyses should be informed through knowledge of economic and industry trends. * Collect, interpret, and distribute financial and operational data for various benchmarking exercises. * Develops resource allocation models (funds flow) as requested by the Director Financial Planning & Analysis. Develop recommendations and effectively communicate both findings and recommendations. * Develop complex analyses to evaluate and recommend debt financing strategies
* Bachelor's degree, or equivalent in business administration with an emphasis in accounting or finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CMA or MBA desirable. * Minimum of 7 years of FP&A experience in a related field * Strong knowledge of financial and accounting concepts, including basic framework of the P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow. * Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a desire to understand the issues and drivers * Creative problem solver that can identify sources of information from disparate sources and deliver comprehensive, balanced, and actionable insights * Experience with financial analysis programs and building financial projection models * Knowledge of and experience in implementing Business Intelligence concepts * Experience informing change management and process improvement efforts in a complex organization * Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills * Excellent customer service interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization * Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) * High level of ethics, integrity, discretion and confidentiality * Expertise in fund accounting and performance metrics of research intensive health systems desirable
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