Director of Finance - 40777-1A

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Updated: Sep 23, 2022
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Social Ecology/ Business Admin

Job Opening ID: 40777
Reports To: Assistant Dean
Working Title: Director of Finance
Department: Social Ecology/ Business Admin
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 000212
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
 
Position Summary:
 
The School of Social Ecology is comprised of three highly ranked departments with a shared commitment to scholarship that views human behavior in a larger social and institutional context, that moves beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and that seeks to disseminate knowledge beyond the confines of the university to a broader public. The Business and Research Services (BRS) unit administers the school’s financial resources to achieve the School’s and University’s goals.
 
Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean in the School of Social Ecology, determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Manages, prepares, administers, and directs appropriations of permanent and temporary allocations of all sources of operating funds including: general funds, student fees, opportunity, gifts, sales and services, and contracts and grants. Manages the activities of all financial functions of the School, provides guidance to Department Managers, and sets standards for internal controls. Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control. Monitors the maintenance of the school’s budget; and develops systems, reports, and analyses to support management decision-making needs and department adherence to approved budget. Monitors expenditure of operating funds and apprises management 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; oversees the maintenance of the school’s budget; and develops systems, reports, and analyses to support management decision-making needs. Work is reviewed and measured based on meeting objectives and schedules. Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules. Acts as liaison with the Office of Planning and Budget, Academic Affairs, Division of Finance and Accounting, and the Office of Research.
 
Compensation Range:
 
Commensurate with Experience
 
Department Website:
 
Required:
 
8 years of professional experience in accounting, business or a related/transferable field of study
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Ability to multi-task. Experience in creating, implementing, administering and maintaining automated financial systems. Strong management and organizational skills in order to act on behalf of the Assistant Dean in their absence. Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels; ability to interact with diverse populations. Skill to develop recommendations for management based on sound fiscal analysis and research. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Extensive financial and budget management experience in a complex, higher education fund accounting environment. Supervisory experience to direct the work of diverse staff assigned to a variety of tasks and projects. Knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Ensures compliance with Federal OMB circulars and requirements. Client services oriented; good listening, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Working knowledge of contracts and grants policies, procedures and administration. Comprehensive knowledge of finance and budget policies, practices and systems; budgeting and reporting techniques; fund accounting; human resource planning; accounting and bookkeeping.
 
Preferred:
 
Professional certification preferred.
Working knowledge of UCI policies and procedures relating to accounting, contracts and grants, purchasing, payroll/personnel and ability to interpret and apply appropriately.
 
Conditions of Employment

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement

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.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]
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