• Full Time
  • Anywhere
As one of the largest and most comprehensive continuing education providers in the nation, UCLA Extension combines top-tier academics with practical, real-world applications and is comprised of several hundred FTEs and over 2,000 instructors. Reporting to the Dean of UCLA Extension, the Director of Finance is responsible for developing and executing a strategic plan focused on maximizing financial sustainability that supports the overall strategy of serving students first, fostering academic excellence and reimagining learning. As part of Extension’s leadership team, the Director acts as a top advisor to the Dean and senior directors on financial matters. The Director has overall management responsibilities for Extension’s key financial operations, including strategic planning, forecasting, budgeting, auditing, internal controls, accounting, purchasing, financial reporting, financial data management; as well as management of the annual budget and planning process. The incumbent provides institutional fiscal and statistical analyses, takes a lead role in the development of financial systems and auditing procedures, and supervises all administrative functions within the Budget and Financial Services Department. The incumbent also represents Extension, as assigned by the Dean, in budgetary and financial interactions with campus or System wide offices.

Percentage of Time:
100

Shift Start:
8:00 am

Shift End:
5:00 pm

Qualifications for Position

18

Records

Qualifications

Required/Preferred

1. Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in managing accounting and finance in a large organization on a strategic level as well as demonstrated knowledge of financial operations and practices, preferably in a public or private university and/or academic setting.

Required

2. An undergraduate degree in a field related to financial management or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree (MBA) highly desirable.

Required

3. Ability to support strategic planning and objectives by assessing and/or recommending appropriate fiscal and budgetary approaches.

Required

4. Professional experience in managing a self-supporting business enterprise. Experience working with corporate financial environments desirable.

Required

5. Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Financial Standards Accounting Board (FASB) guidelines. This includes knowledge of income statement and balance sheet principles and the ability to create pro-forma statements.

Required

6. Ability to communicate clearly and to translate complex financial information to front-line managers so that clear financial direction is delivered across the organization.

Required

7. Knowledge of UC business and accounting policies and procedures.

Preferred

8. Knowledge and management skills to provide direction and guidance to a fully functioning finance and accounting unit. Experience and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training, organizing workflow, delegating responsibility, providing direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, and coaching, employee performance counseling and disciplining as necessary.

Required

9. Demonstrated leadership ability, analytical skills, creative and innovative problem-solving skills, management ability, and a strong commitment to service excellence. Ability to work independently, be proactive, flexible, and collaborate as a team leader.

Required

10. Outstanding organizational and analytical skills to manage multiple projects and perform efficiently and courteously in a fast-paced environment with a fluctuating workload, conflicting and competing priorities, and frequent distractions and interruptions. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow through on multiple tasks and projects with attention to detail and in a timely manner

Required

11. Demonstrated experience managing audit activities, reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger and facilities

Required

12. Ability to work with statistical and planning projections and models, and to produce reports and other information packages that are useful for planning and evaluation purposes.

Required

13. Ability to draft and implement policies and procedures reflecting accounting and budgetary practices.

Required

14. Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of client departments to achieve coordinated planning and budgetary objectives.

Required

15. Ability to critically assess budgetary proposals with respect to fiscal feasibility and operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Required

16. Knowledge of overhead allocation models including the impact on pricing, operations, financial planning and interpersonal management of programs.

Preferred

17. Knowledge of higher education fiscal practices and issues.

Preferred

18. CPA or equivalent educational experience in the field financial management.

Preferred

Additional Posting Information

Bargaining Unit:
99-Policy Covered

Application Deadline:
08-09-2019

External Posting Date:

 

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