Full time; Career  Starting Salary Range: $135,000-$150,000/annually.Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial Review Date: 11-20-2019
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Involves accounting functions such as analyzing, monitoring, preparing and reconciling financial information to reflect the condition of the organization and provide financial and other statistical data to control operations. Also may involve preparation of financial reports to meet internal and external reporting requirements. May include activities relating to developing, implementing and monitoring accounting systems, policies and procedures
The Director of Finance provides leadership and planning for central University Relations finance functions, providing critical support to the mission, goals and objectives of University Relations, the UC Santa Cruz Foundation.
Leads the Financial Services Department that is responsible for central University Relations finance/budget functions, and the UC Santa Cruz Foundation accounting and reporting in addition to the accounting for campus gifts and endowments. The UC Santa Cruz Foundation is an independent 501c organization; accordingly its accounting and reporting functions are complex and has a broad scope as a $125 million non-profit organization.
Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization. Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends. Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.
In addition to the above mentioned, this position requires strong managerial and leadership skills as well as expert accounting knowledge and professional experience for developing processes and procedures to ensure accounting standards and practices are in compliance with GAAP, GASB, Statements on Auditing Standards (SAS), and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA).
Develops objectives and manages the activities of over $125 million of assets of UC Santa Cruz Foundation and campus gifts with a broad scope of specialized accounting functions including: endowment and trust accounting (over 370 funds affecting campus-wide departments), $13-19 million in monetary transfers a year and daily cash management, valuation of balance sheet assets, and general accounting. Requires expert knowledge in analyzing and understanding technical, legal, and financial documents; financial reporting, audit and tax requirements; interpreting and recording investment and trust activity. Problem solves with campus-wide departments, UCOP Treasurer's Office, Campus Central Accounting Offices, and Fund and Gift Administration Departments. Directly works with and coordinates activities with external business partners including Custodian banks and Investment Managers, Trust Administrators, External Auditors and tax consultants, etc.
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