Financial Operations Manager

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Financial Operations Manager Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201907264642 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $69,000 - $119,200 Position Information The Financial Operations Manager (FOM) facilitates the financial operations for the Department of Physics & Astronomy which includes contract & grant administration, purchasing, travel and financial matters under the general supervision of the Financial and Administrative Officer (FAO); fully responsible for departmental financial and administrative functions in the FAO's absence. Directly supervises four employees and indirect supervision of additional support staff in the absence of the FAO. Exercises independent judgement in solving day-to-day operational problems and in making recommendations concerning departmental resources, policies, practices, and operations. Anticipates operational problems and develops recommendations for review and implementation. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is a large and complex operation encompassing teaching, extensive research and outreach components. The department supports 44 faculty and 195 non-senate academics, postdocs, graduate students, and administrative staff; $21 million dollars per year in expenditures and $10M in extramural funding administered over 250 discreet fund sources; 80 proposals submitted per year; over 75,000 assignable square feet of space in 4 office and laboratory buildings.The Department of Physics & Astronomy engages in research programs in nuclear and particle physics; condensed matter physics; surface physics; atomic, molecular and optical physics; biophysics; materials and nanoscale physics; astronomy, astrophysics; cosmology and astroparticle physics.The Department's mission is to maintain a research and teaching environment that integrates research in several subfields of physics and astronomy and infuses that research into undergraduate and graduate education. These programs use facilities located on the UCR campus and at national and international laboratories. The faculty and their research and educational mission are currently supported by 15 administrative and technical staff.Finalists will be required to complete a skills Assessment as part of the selection process.The budgeted salary range for this position is $69,000 to $85,750, depending on experience. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required BA in accounting or finance (Analyst III Supervisor); MBA, CPA, (Analyst IV-Supervisor) or other advanced education or certification in accounting or finance Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 6 - 10 years of related experience. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Experience preparing grant proposal and/or operational budgets
Solid skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify resolution.
Demonstrated skills in employee supervision and HR administration.
Interpersonal skills to effectively motivate others.
Solid organizational and customer service skills to effectively manage multiple priorities.
Solid knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
Solid knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
Solid interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, activelistening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising, and counseling to effectively motivate others.
Solid knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and/or personnel management within labor contract(s) and personnel policy.
Demonstrated experience with pre- and post-award phases of contract & grant administration.
Preferred Qualifications Experience in an academic environment providing support for staff and/or faculty.Knowledge of current University policies and procedures, and a working knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures which apply to this position.

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: 8/28/2019
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