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Job Description FINANCIAL SVC MGR 4 Working Title Associate Vice Chancellor & Controller
Job Code 005957 Grade 29
Department Name Accounting - D01100 Department Head Gerard Bomotti
Supervisor Gerard Bomotti Effective Date 08/01/2023
Position(s) Directly Supervised
Job Code Title FTE
007709 FINANCIAL ANL 3 1.0
007384 EXEC AST 3 1.0
000656 BUS SYS ANL MGR 1 1.0
005970 GEN ACCOUNTANT 5 1.0
000220 FINANCIAL SVC MGR 3 1.0
007598 ACCOUNTING SUPV 2 1.0
000685 ACCOUNTING MGR 1 1.0
000608 PROCUREMENT MGR 2 1.0

Generic Scope
Directs through subordinate managers multiple large and complex critical programs impacting broad constituencies across major portions of the organization. Identifies objectives, manages very significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with an extremely high degree of autonomy. Accountable for formulating and administering policies and programs for major functions. Operational or program results can affect overall organization-wide performance and reputation. Directs through subordinate managers the development of strategic goals and objectives to achieve accountability and stewardship of university resources in a manner consistent with systemwide objectives and initiatives.

Custom Scope
Develops campus, medical center, Office of the President and/or organizational policies and authorizes their implementation. Provides advice, guidance, and assistance to the senior leadership. Represents the campus, medical center, Office of the President in meetings and at systemwide meetings and discussions. Recognized as an influential leader. Makes final decisions for the organization and ensures achievement of objectives. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of division or the campus, medical center or Office of the President.

Department Custom Scope
This Associate Vice Chancellor of Business & Financial Services and Controller reports to the Vice Chancellor of Planning, Budget and Administration. This position has critical responsibility for the integrity of the campus financial information by developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive system of internal controls in financial and business activities across the campus. The position is a campus and systemwide leader who influences University of California and campus accounting, financial management and procurement policies. Is responsible for reviewing and evaluating existing control systems with a view toward assuring that appropriate controls are built into existing policies and procedures. The position is responsible for leadership, strategic planning, and oversight of the Division of Business & Financial Services (BFS) units and systems. BFS is comprised of the following departments: Accounting Office (including General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Travel & Entertainment, Extramural Funds, Payroll Coordination, and Treasury functions), Business Systems (including the Impact23 project to replace most automated administrative financial systems), Procurement Services (including Business Contracts), Student Business Services & Cashiers. The UCR annual revenue and expenditures is approximately $1Billion in a variety of funding sources (student tuition, state general funds, contract and grants including F&A, gifts & endowments, and sales and service activities). As the University Controller, this position has close coordination with the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP).

Education & Experience Requirements

Education Requirements
Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Advanced degree. Preferred

Experience Requirements
Experience Requirement
10 - 15 years of related experience. Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

License Requirements
License Requirement
CPA Preferred

Certification Requirements
Certification Requirement

Educational Condition Requirements
Condition Requirement

Key Responsibilities

Description % Time
Leads efforts to design, develop, and implement systems that ensure the accuracy and control of financial data and reporting.
  • Responsible for the integrity of UCR's financial reporting to the Office of the President and various state and federal agencies in the administration of contract and grant post- award administration, ensures the development of efficient and effective campus financial processes to enable strong financial reporting and audit- ready position. Responds to audit requests from UC, state, federal, and private agencies.
Directs and controls the activities of a broad organizational department through several subordinate managers having overall responsibility for functional programs.
  • Ensures all departments within functional portfolio provide advice and guidance to campus wide constituents throughout the university supporting the implementation of leading best practices. Manages, prepares, administers, and directs control of various critical campus functional programs with direct impact to campus operations and research.
Establishes department objectives and evaluates performance towards meeting goals.
  • Establishes the achievement of strategic goals and operational objectives by measuring team and unit performance, establishing Key Performance Indicators and Critical Success Factors that are responsive to the needs of the campus and focused on establishing centers of excellence to support campus.
Meets and negotiates with other senior managers (on and off site) to establish strategic plans and objectives.
Fulfills full responsibility for personnel-related matters. Fulfills full responsibility for development and adherence to function's budget.
  • With minimal consultation with the Vice Chancellor for Planning, Budget, and Administration, makes final decisions on administrative, personnel, and operational/budget matters for the Division of Business and Financial Services ensuring fair and equitable decisions, and compliance with established policies and procedures.
Plans, designs and implements Financial Services programs and establishes direction, policies and procedures for divisions.
  • Ensures a collaborative, supportive, and customer focused approach within the Business and Financial Services Division employees supporting campus wide functions under purview. Ensures consistent application of policies and procedures supporting campus wide operations.
Directs, controls and has overall accountability for internal controls to protect University resources.
  • Supports the development of strong campus wide internal controls and champions compliance with UC, state, and federal regulations within areas of functional focus. Provides consultation to units across campus on compliance to policies and implementation of leading best practices to ensure the efficient and effective administration of functional areas.
Interacts with senior management on controversial situations, customer negotiations, or influencing and persuading other senior level managers.
  • Serves as the Chief Subject Matter Expert on all areas within portfolio and influences direction both internally and externally to minimize university risk and exposure.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge/Skill/Ability Requirement
Expert people management skills. Required
Expert leadership skills needed to assume responsibility for the overall operational success of the function. Required
Expert knowledge of industry systems and practices and their usage at a campus, medical center or Office of the President. Required
Ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels. Required
Highly sophisticated judgment and decision-making, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. Required
Expertise in internal control practices. Experience in implementing controls that strengthen the control environment throughout the organization. Required
Ability to present complex information in an effective manner. Required
Demonstrated knowledge of the regulatory, banking, and financial environments in which institutions of higher education operate. Advanced knowledge of complex financial policies, practices and systems; budgeting and reporting techniques; fund accounting; human resource planning; accounting and bookkeeping including GASB, FASB and generally accepted accounting practices. Required
Ability to establish mission and goals at the macro-level; to lead subordinate management to develop goals in alignment with mission. Proven ability to lead and execute departmental strategic planning processes and participate and provide valuable input to VC level strategic planning efforts. Required
Knowledge of UC Policies and Procedures Preferred

Special Requirements & Conditions
Special Condition Requirement
Travel Required
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required
Must successfully pass a background check through the DOJ and FBI. Required

Other Special Requirements & Conditions

Level of Supervision Received
General Direction


Working Environment

Other Requirements

Items Used
  • Standard Office Equipment

Physical Requirements
  • Bend : N/A
  • Crawl : N/A
  • Sit : Constantly
  • Squat : N/A
  • Stand : Occasionally
  • Climb : N/A
  • Walk : Occasionally

Mental Requirements
  • Write : Frequently
  • Reason & Analyze : Constantly
  • Communicate Orally : Frequently
  • Perform Calculations : Frequently
  • Read/Comprehend : Constantly

Environmental Requirements
  • Works in confined quarters : No
  • Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity : No
  • Fumes : No
  • Is exposed to excessive noise : No
  • Is around moving machinery : No
  • Drives motorized equipment : No
  • Dust : No

Critical Position

Is Critical Position: Yes

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