The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides financial
leadership and direction to four departments; Biological Chemistry, Inst for
Genomics and Proteomics, Brian Research Inst and Human Geneics in the David
Geffen School of Medicine. The department of BC, IGP, BRI, n HG is an
interdisciplinary organization with a basic science component and active
research and graduate teaching programs. As a member of the core management
team, the CFO has shared responsibility for strategic planning and is
responsible for periodic audits of financial procedures, resources, systems and
several clusters. Faculty, academics, staff and students for these units total
Under the supervision of the CAO, the CFO is responsible for
the coordination of all fiscal affairs and serves as the primary resource for
personnel involved in the budget and accounting areas of the department.
Responsibilities include financial forecasting, budgeting, planning, and
administration of contracts and grants, state, donor, clinic, Foundation, and
overhead funds in excess of $60,000,000. The CFO independently sets work
priorities and exercises discretionary powers to resolve managerial and/or
operational problems. In the absence of the CAO, the CFO will serve as
principal business officer.Qualifications
identify problems, analyze information, develop alternative approaches, and recommend solutions in matters related to financial management.
organize and delegate tasks, set priorities, and establish workflow
work effectively in a team environment that emphasizes creativity, self-direction and active decision making participation by providing constructive feedback and support
work in an environment of constantly changing priorities and to alternate between projects and tasks to meet conflicting deadlines
automated accounting and financial management systems (i.e., Excel, ACCESS.)
University and funding agency payroll policies and regulations
University policies and procedures, in particular those relating to fiscal management of both extramural and institutional funds, procurement, and contract and grant administration
Analytical skills to assess financial information, practices and procedures, recognize relationships among proposals, define problems, formulate logical conclusions, develop alternative solutions and implement recommendations.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with staff, administrators, faculty, and the public concerning the management of the organizations.
Demonstrated experience in preparation and monitoring of annual budgets.
Demonstrated knowledge of general and public accounting, principles, practices and theories.
Demonstrated skill in financial planning, budget preparation, fiscal monitoring, control and administration of multi-million dollar budgets with multiple funding sources.
Experience in program and project budgeting.
Mature interpersonal skills to develop and maintain close working relationships with a diverse body of administrators, faculty, and staff in an academic environment.
Skill in hiring, training, supervising, evaluating, and, if necessary, counseling and disciplining staff.
Skill to independently research and analyze information, problems, operational practices and procedures to define issues, formulate actions, and carry out decisions in a logical and appropriate manner.
Working knowledge of University sales and service activities.
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