Financial Operations Manager

Riverside, CA
Feb 19, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time


$67,300 - $99,900

Position Information
Responsible for supervising the administrative services of a large academic unit within a school OR college OR non-academic department (program). Typically reports to a manager. Administrative services include all or some of the following functions: student services, contracts and grants, budgetary financial management and/or human resources. Supervises support and/or professional staff.

Minimum Requirements
Demonstrated skills in employee supervision and HR administration.
Demonstrated experience with pre- and post-award phases of contract and grant administration.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Solid knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
Solid skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify resolution.
Solid interpersonal communication skills to include verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Demonstrated experience identifying and analyzing account variances and researching discrepancies.
Demonstrated skill in MS Office and Outlook. Extensive experience in creating spreadsheets using Excel with demonstrated knowledge of advanced features. Demonstrated ability to use Adobe and various internet tools.
Interpersonal skills to effectively motivate others.
Solid organizational and customer service skills to effectively manage multiple priorities.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working in an academic environment and/or in the field of higher education.

Working knowledge of current University of California (UC) policies and procedures and all applicable laws and regulations.

Solid knowledge of the organizations processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and/or personnel management within labor contract(s) and personnel policy.

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

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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

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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