With minimal direction from the Associate Vice Chancellor of Planning & Budget, the incumbent manages, oversees, plans and develops the diverse and complex budget operations activities of the Budget Office, including short and long range planning. The incumbent also performs high-level analysis on a wide variety of topics and supervises 7 FTE in the Budget Office. The incumbent will independently perform significant complex and technical analyses, considering many variables and methodologies requiring extensive knowledge of campus business operations, financial/administrative systems and the priorities and objectives of the campus. Analysis consists of a substantial degree of adaptation to achieve optimal solutions, involving the ability to view issues creatively and exercise innovation.
As a senior level administrator, manages diverse budget functions, including, but not limited to, capital accounts for the campus and the medical center, campus reserve funds, cash management strategies, permanent budget and staffing lists, debt management, strategies for financial performance ratio requirements and objectives, and Chancellor s coordinating point budget. Each function has a broad impact to all campus constituencies.
The Executive Director of Budget Operations directly influences the UCI campus and medical center decisions with long-term consequences and effects on their operating and capital budgets. The incumbent consults with a variety of campus departments and other sources on a wide spectrum of administrative and fiscal issues to develop recommendations and strategic solutions. The incumbent interacts with staff in the Office of the President and other UC campuses and represents the UCI Budget Office on committees and workgroups.
Salary: Commensurate with experience (MSP V)
Total Hours: 8-5, M-F
Bachelor's degree in a related field plus 8 years of work experiences; or 10 years of relevant experience in equivalent scope.
Advanced level experience with budget and financial management systems.
Expert knowledge in strategic financial management, especially in large organizations.
Demonstrated experience to strategically manage complex budget and financial systems in a university setting or research environment.
Demonstrated experience analyzing complex resource issues, including interpreting/applying applicable laws, policies, procedures and regulations.
Demonstrated experience conceiving, developing, implementing, and maintaining information that provides data or information to senior managers/professional staff that strongly influences their decision making.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction to complex departments, programs, and processes.
Demonstrated sound judgement to determine when issues need to be raised to the Assistant Vice Chancellor or higher level management.
Possess a seasoned perspective with skills and experiences managing diversified business functions within the operations of a large organization.
Strong skills in professionally exchanging ideas, information, and ideas with others to formulate policies, make joint decisions, draw conclusions and arrive at solutions to multi-faceted problems.
Exceptional communication skills to clearly and concisely articulate information, both oral and written, to write formal reports, presentations, and other communications using proper English grammar and punctuation.
Ability to work independently, prioritize, and keep track of a large number of on-going and perhaps competing problems, requests, and projects.
Ability to provide leadership and direction for complex departments, programs, and processes.
Skill to supervise staff including delegating responsibility, training and developing talent, and evaluating performance.
Skill to provide leadership, mentoring and training to other staff in the Budget Office.
Skill is organizing materials, information and people in a systematic way in order to optimize efficiency and minimize duplication of effort.
Demonstrated use of tact and diplomacy.
Ability to address urgent or emergency situations in a proactive and appropriate manner.
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