Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean, provides high level management and administrative leadership in the area of financial management. Oversees permanent and temporary allocations of all fund sources including: general funds, professional program fees, gifts and endowments, sales and services, graduate student block, and contracts and grants. Directs all financial functions of the school: develop systems, reports and analyses to support management decision-making needs; provides guidance for department and administrative unit managers; sets standards for internal controls. Monitors expenditures and apprises School leadership of areas of concern. Plans, directs, and evaluates the work of staff involved in the day-to-day operation of the School's operating and contract and grants budgets.
Degree in Business Administration; Advanced degree in business administration, accounting, or finance, or another related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 15 years of experience in progressively responsible positions in finance, accounting, business development, operations, and management in academic unis or other research/clinical related enterprise.
Ability to develop long range plans that include financial commitments for capital expansion projects, facilities renovation, and capital equipment purchases for instructional and research facilities.
Experience in the development and implementation of budgetary and financial policies, systems, and controls.
A minimum of 15 years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience. Demonstrated success of the principles and practices of effective leadership and management to hire and supervise key managers and line supervisors. A proven record of recruiting a talented and diverse staff.
Demonstrated experience with financial management including budget and report preparation, analysis and forecasting across multiple funding sources from federal, state, grants, gifts, endowments, education, and professional fee revenue.
Experience in conducting long and short range financial planning. Ability to develop long range plans that include financial commitments for capital expansion projects, facilities renovation and capital equipment purchases for instructional, research, and recharge facilities.
Superior analytical skills to conduct planning for all operational, resource and program needs.
Skills to conduct creative analysis that consistently extends beyond the boundaries of knowledge and experience. Innovative problem solving skills to evaluate all variables, implications, practices, method or solutions that were not frequently considered.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively and achieve goals with a variety of people at all organizational levels both internal and external to the organization.
Leadership skills as evidenced by one who possesses broad vision of the future of the organization; sensitivity to the values and expectations of all constituents, including University senior management, faculty, staff, students, and the community.
Skills to determine needs, analyze and explore options, and develop creative, flexible, sound plans.
Demonstrated proficiency and success in both oral and written communication necessary to communicate complex concepts and procedures to a broad array of constituents.
Ability to apply logic and good judgment in decision making. Possesses creative thinking and innovative application of policy or situational solutions.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment, to generate cooperation and collaboration while making tough decisions and acting on them as appropriate.
Knowledge of issues and challenges facing the, education, and research components of an academic enterprise. Evidence to recognize priorities and allocate resources among those priorities to achieve results.
Exemplary leadership and communication skills required to balance sensitivity to values and expectations of all constituents with the need to ensure unbiased, sound financial decisions.
Superior managerial skills combined with the ability to create and direct a high-performing finance team.
Advanced written and oral communication skills with confidence in the presentation and selling ideas.
Strong management, organizational and leadership skills in order to implement plans that meet
programmatic needs, through the supervision and maximization of a varied and diverse workforce.
Understanding of, and ability to, influence the position and opportunities at the University, the UCOP, and in the business community.
Skills in negotiating, exchanging ideas, information, and proposals with others to formulate policies and programs to efficiently arrive at decisions, conclusions and solutions.
Demonstrated success in analyzing complex data, problems, situations, practices or procedures to define the problem or objective, identify relevant concerns or factors, identify patterns, tendencies and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, recognize alternatives and their implications and develop creative plans to meet needs.
Extensive financial and budget management experience in a complex, higher education fund accounting environment.
Expert knowledge of accounting methodology and related campus procedures and computer systems.
Successful supervisory experience to direct the work of diverse staff assigned to a variety of tasks and projects.
Working knowledge of contracts and grants policies, procedures and administration.
Skill to establish reporting systems and develop recommendations for management based on sound fiscal analysis and research.
Strong analysis, financial planning and forecasting skills.
Experience in creating, implementing, administering and maintaining automated financial systems.
Superior interpersonal and diplomatic communications skills to interact effectively with a variety of people at all organizational levels.
10+ years of experience and BS degree in Accounting, Business or other related/transferable field of study, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of the UCI policies and procedures relating to accounting, contracts and grants, purchasing, payroll/personnel and ability to interpret and apply appropriately.
Working knowledge of self-supporting program budget structure and administration.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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