The renowned University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is currently seeking a dynamic leader as their Associate Controller. The Associate Controller will provide leadership, direction and management of UCLA's Financial Accounting organization as it provides the official financial records for UCLA, UC Office of the President (UCOP), and UC Merced. Encompassed in the records are assets and liabilities managed by UCOP including investments, endowments, debt, and pension liabilities. The Associate Controller will perform fund management for plant, endowments, sales & service, auxiliary enterprise, and the general funds totaling more than $7 billion in annual revenues for the UCLA campus. Additionally, the Associate Controller will provide leadership over general accounting, plant accounting, capital/debt accounting and sundry accounts receivable. The Associate Controller will report directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Corporate Financial Services and Controller; and will directly supervise a team of 5 FTE’s and a team of 32 FTE’s supervised through subordinates.
This key leader will have responsibility to oversee and manage the campus-wide Enterprise Risk Management program identifying and ensuring appropriate mitigation of risks across campus with ownership over financial risks and mitigations. This will include developing liaisons with Internal Audit, Campus Counsel and Office of the President to collaboratively work on risk management for the system.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is among the most distinguished research institutions in the nation, public or private. It is located in Los Angeles, a city of remarkable cultural institutions, economic strength and extraordinary diversity, and home to the largest concentration of media and entertainment industries on the globe. Founded in 1919, UCLA has the largest number of students in the 10-campus land-grant University of California system. On a single contiguous campus, its more than 4,000 faculty members teach approximately 43,000 students, of whom nearly 29,000 are undergraduates in 125 programs and the remainder are graduate students in programs in the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required. MBA preferred.
CPA Certification required.
Experience at a large university, research institute, and/or medical center.
Demonstrated ability to acquire, allocate, and optimize the use of physical resources. Ability to develop, defend and manage complex budgets, including administrative recharges.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written that are effective, professional, and appropriate for the audience, for the purposes of influencing, informing, eliciting, counseling, persuading, mediating and negotiating in groups and one-on-one. Ability to convey complex and technical material to varying audiences; develop and deliver presentations and training, and produce clear and concise correspondence, reports and procedural manuals.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interface, negotiate and exchange ideas, information and opinions with a variety of campus units and stakeholders in order to gather information, assess situations, build consensus, reduce resistance to change and resolve conflicts.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with peers, subordinates and management at all levels, and interacts diplomatically, yet assertively and constructively, with customers, so that short-term and long-term goals are achieved for operational results, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction.