Jun 23, 2022

Director of Finance - Jonsson Cancer Center (Hybrid-Remote)

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Finance Management Telecommuting

Job Description


Make a significant impact on an award-winning health organization. Play a key role in supporting a world-class center of medical excellence. Take your professional expertise to the next level. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.

As the Director of Finance for the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, your expertise will be critical to the success of one of the nation’s elite centers of cancer research, clinical care and education. You will contribute to the development and implementation of the Center’s short- and long-range financial strategic plans as you help ensure the overall financial sustainability and day-to-day operations of the Center. This will involve overseeing the management of all Cancer Center funds, including grants and contracts, gifts and endowments, indirect cost recovery, state funds, sales and services, institutional support, etc. You will:

·       Prepare the Center’s annual budget

·       Develop and manage the NCI-funded Cancer Center Support Grant budget

·       Manage and track allocation and spending of all philanthropic fund sources

·       Supervise personnel involved in budgeting and accounting

·       Ensure effective and streamlined financial processes and procedures

·       Serve as a strategic partner to the David Geffen School of Medicine Controller

·       Support the implementation of accounting and financial reporting best practices

·       Implement and monitor comprehensive control program and environment

·       Execute internal controls program

The target salary range for this role is of $120,000 - $135,000 per year.

This is a hybrid role with the possibility of becoming full-remote. 


We’re seeking a self-directed, collaborative team player with a personal drive for excellence and the following traits:

 ·       Bachelor’s degree in finance – Master’s/MBA preferred

·       A minimum of seven years of financial management experience, ideally in an academic/medical setting

·       In-depth knowledge of financial and accounting concepts

·       Expertise in fund accounting and fund management

·       High-level skill in developing budgets, forecasts, and variance and trend analyses

·       Proficiency with Excel and other financial management tools

·       Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, organizational and creative problem-resolution skills

·       Proven leadership abilities with exceptional political savvy, tact and diplomacy

·       Ability to balance shifting priorities in a dynamic, complex, matrixed environment

·       Strong sense of urgency

·       Experience managing federally funded, complex grants and contracts a plus

·       Thorough understanding of financial planning, budgeting and management


UCLA Health is a world-renowned health system with four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations throughout metro Los Angeles as well as the David Geffen School of Medicine. Through the efforts of our outstanding people, we have become Los Angeles’ trusted provider of exceptional, compassionate patient care. If you’re looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, you can at UCLA Health.

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.


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