UCR is looking for a high-level analyst who is passionate about using reporting to transform higher education. Public higher education in the State of California is at a crossroads. The number of qualified students wishing to enroll at the University of California is fast outpacing public funding. To fulfill the University of California's mission to provide quality, affordable, and accessible higher education to all qualified California students will require a fundamental transformation of the University's operating model in the next decade. As a key ingredient in the transformation process, UCR's office of the Vice Chancellor, of Planning & Budget is undertaking a major initiative to standardize reporting across campus in order to create a more transparent and accessible reporting system for university decision makers. Under the general direction of the Financial Planning & Analysis office, the Cognos Report Development project is envisioned to focus on UCR's financial and payroll systems and will pull transaction data into a Cognos data cube environment to produce campus wide reports to support decision making in several areas. The Cognos Reporting Analyst position continuously seeks innovative ways to effectively help drive campus partner engagement when collaborating on projects, in order to impact desired outcomes. This position will play a critical role in the development of campus wide reports will be used by campus leadership, Deans, Vice Chancellors, CFAOs, and other campus financial units, and strategic business partners to assist them in making strategic decisions for the schools and colleges at the University. Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor, Financial Planning & Analysis, the Cognos Reporting Analyst will provide leadership, subject matter expertise and consulting analysis on the design, development, testing, and implementation of new campus wide financial, administrative and operational reports for the Cognos Report Development project. This is a complex campus wide project that will require an analyst to bring people together to accomplish big goals. This position will serve as a liaison with both internal UCR and external vendor stakeholders. Cognos reporting tools will enhance and automate the development of metrics and key performance indicators resulting in process improvements with respect to planning, budgeting, decision making, programmatic evaluation, and reporting. The Cognos Reporting Analyst position will require the use of professional concepts and organizational objectives to advance the transparency and new budget model reporting financial needs of the campus, organizational units on campus, and external business partners.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is loca...ted approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.