Executive Director of Finance

Riverside, CA
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Title: Executive Director of Finance
Category: Management and Professional
Department: SOM Finance & Administration
Date Posted: 07/15/2016

Position Information: Under general direction from the Associate Dean/Chief Financial Administrative Officer, the School of Medicine Executive Director of Finance leads the School's financial enterprise. The incumbent leads and manages financial management, budgeting, planning and operations which requires a deep understanding of the challenges facing the clinical, education, and academic components of a medical organization and of the financial system that supports it. The incumbent will establish operational objectives and work plans, and delegate assignments to subordinate managers. Senior management reviews the objectives to determine operational success. Manages, prepares, administers, and directs control of budget/organizational resources. Manages the activities of the financial analyst staff. Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control. Directs activities that ensure division and department adherence to approved budget. Involved in developing, modifying and executing policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have organization-wide effect. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules. About the UCR School of Medicine The School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside is the sixth school of medicine in the University of California system and the first public medical school on the West Coast in more than 40 years. The school has the distinctive mission of training a diverse physician workforce and developing research and healthcare delivery programs to improve the health of medically underserved populations in the Inland Empire region of California. The medical school also offers a Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences, and operates residency training programs in the internal medicine, psychiatry, family medicine, primary care pediatrics (in partnership with Loma Linda University), and a cardiovascular fellowship program (in partnership with St. Bernardine Medical Center).

Minimum Requirements: Client services oriented - good listening, critical thinking and analytical skills.
Advanced knowledge of financial policies, practices and systems. budgeting and reporting techniques; fund accounting; human resource planning; accounting and bookkeeping;
Ability to evaluate processes to establish and maintain appropriate accountability structures and strong internal control elements.
Ability to multi-task.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels; ability to interact with a diverse population.
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 ability to create and direct a high-performing finance team. Knowledge of issues and challenges facing the clinical, education, and research components of an academic medical organization.
Direct financial experience in an academic healthcare, school of medicine, or other clinical/research related enterprise.

Preferred Qualifications: Negotiation skills

Advanced written and oral communication skills with assertiveness in presentation and selling of idea.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

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.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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