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Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO)

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The School of Business at UC Riverside is a nationally ranked and internationally recognized AACSB-accredited business school. Home to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM), which features Ph.D., MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc), and Master of Finance (MFin) programs.

Reporting to the Dean, the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) supports the organization's mission and is a member of the senior leadership team with extensive financial, management, and systems experience in a diverse organization. Serves as a strategic adviser to the Dean and School leadership in the areas of finance, administrative policy, resource management, space planning and utilization, business processes, and other key areas to support the mission of the Business School.

As a key member of the Dean's senior management team, contributes to strategic goal setting, decisions regarding long-range organizational goals and objectives, problem resolution, and advising to ensure appropriate allocation of organizational resource and continual operational effectiveness in support of the School and UCR strategic plans.

This position is responsible for the planning, implementation, management, and ongoing improvement for all aspects of the School of Business, including the operations of the financial, facilities, and space utilization. The CFAO must ensure that the financial operational and administrative infrastructure is in place to fully support implementation of the Strategic and Academic plans for the Business School; providing seamless service, processes and systems to enable the teaching, research and outreach missions. The CFAO develops and manages a strategic long-range business plan that will promote business growth and increase funding from self-supporting programs. This position is also responsible for defining, implementing, and managing internal controls for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

The CFAO provides administrative and financial leadership to academic and administrative departments in the development and implementation of unit-level strategic and operational plans, budgets, financial analyses, and policy setting. Further, oversees the development of business practices for direct reporting units and areas that have organizational impact, ensuring that those practices are informed by solid data collection and analysis systems, as well as how data management systems inform strategic development. The CFAO may represent the Business School on UCR standing committees and ad hoc committees relevant to financial matters, budget, facilities, and administrative functions. Proactively builds and maintains UCR relationships.

The CFAO will supervise two (2) directors (Information Technology and Academic Personnel/Human Resources) along with a team of four (4) professional staff members within the School's Finance unit. The short list candidates qualifications will be assessed during campus panel interview, which may include one-on-one and group meetings with various stakeholders and a presentation.


Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

8 - 13 years of related experience.

Previous experience in a higher educational setting

Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities. Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.

Broad knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; and/or accounting and payroll.

Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.

Skills to work collaboratively with other locations.

Broad knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and/or personnel management under labor contract(s) and personnel policy.

Broad knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.

Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff.

Exceptional interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills, including presentation skills to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

Demonstrated ability carry out comprehensive management responsibilities in a complex, fast paced, results oriented, working environment, including supervising staff, financial and budget analysis along with facilities and administrative oversight that evolve around best business practices.

Ability to work effectively with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds and to foster inclusive excellence in all facets of one's work.

Proven leadership and decision-making capability; excellent ability to build collaborative and cooperative partnerships across many, varied constituents and stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, employers, alumni, and donors.

Ability to apply current and emerging technologies to enhance financial reporting and related services.


Master's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Education Administration, Management, or a related area

Previous supervisory/managerial experience.

Proven experience providing strategic budgeting, financial analysis, forecasting and reporting within a intricate structure.

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience in financial and operational administration in a management capacity.

Strong organizational skills, including strategic planning and change management facility; ability to create a vision and gain buy in from key stakeholders.

Advanced project management skills, including the capability to manage capital projects.

Demonstrated skill in using software applications including spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, and data base applications. Strong knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.

Skillset to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.

Experience with establishing metrics for department and employees to measure effectiveness of contributions in order to efficiently manage operational goals.

For a detailed position description, required qualifications, and to apply for this position, please visit the UCR Human Resources website at and reference job number 201903269742.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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University of California, Riverside 
Location: RiversideCA 92521
Document ID: AD144-4JHG  
Ad Number: 26296370
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Published in:  DiverseJobs
Published on: 2019-05-1005/10/2019
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