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Financial Services Business Associate

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
28418027 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $52,100 - $70,900

Position Information

Please note that the budgeted hiring maximum salary for this position is $65,000, and the successful candidate will be placed on the appropriate salary based on relevant education and years of experience.

The School of Medicine (SOM) is seeking a Financial Services Business Associate. The successful incumbent will use skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of financial practices, policies and procedures in a clinical and educational enterprise and find creative and compliant solutions to diverse travel and broad procurement business services. Incumbent is an important member of the Business Operations team where teamwork is an essential part of the workplace success. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions for travel and general procurement matters. Educates SOM staff, faculty and affiliated parties on SOM procurement and travel policies, procedures and business strategies. Contacts are both internal and external to the department.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment. **


Education Requirements

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


Experience Requirement
2 - 4 years of related experience. Required
Experience working in higher education or related enterprise in a Business Office or Business Services capacity. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Must pass a background check. Required
Overtime Required

Minimum Requirements

Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet and database software.
Strong knowledge of financial data management and reporting systems.
Working knowledge of financial processes, policies and procedures.
Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Ability to function effectively as a member of a team.
Strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, service orientation, active listening, critical thinking, attention to detail, ability to multi-task in a high volume environment, organizational skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, sound judgment and decision making.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated skill in identifying the customer's perspective and maintaining a commitment to excellence in customer services. Ability to build and sustain effective customer service relationships.

Knowledge of UC and UCR financial policies, procedures and systems.

Skills to provide coaching and mentoring to support staff.

Ability to utilize online financial systems and applications with workflow capabilities. Advanced skills in Word and Excel, to include the use of pivot tables and intermediate formulas.

Ability to become a strong member of a collaborative team where building relationships and collaboration are essential to the success of the center. Collaboration strategies fostered by the unit include team contributions, sense of accountability, effective communication, healthy respect for different opinions/ideas and the ability to participate in group decision-making.

Working knowledge of general accounting principles.

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 is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

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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