Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO)

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Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201903269742 Full Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience Position Information 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. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Education Administration, Management, or a related area Preferred
Licenses License Requirement Valid California Drivers License Required
Conditions Condition Requirement Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Preferred Experience Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Previous experience in an higher educational setting Preferred Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred Proven experience providing strategic budgeting, financial analysis, forecasting and reporting within a intricate structure. Preferred Demonstrated progressively responsible experience in financial and operational administration in a management capacity. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
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.
Abilitiy to apply current and emerging technologies to enhance financial reporting and related services.
Preferred Qualifications 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.

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.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


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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Posted: 4/11/2019
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