Director of Central Resource Management (0212U) 24818
University of California, Berkeley
June 12, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Job Title: Director of Central Resource Management (0212U) #24818
Job ID: 24818
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department Budget Office
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Berkeley's Office of Financial Planning and Analysis supports the University's mission by promoting an environment of financial integrity and transparency, enabling optimal use of Berkeley's financial resources, and facilitating informed decision-making. To this end, the Director of Central Resource Management independently performs highly complex and advanced analytical techniques to maximize the planning for, and distribution, of over $1B in central resources to campus divisions. The Director also serves as the primary coordinator of the office's management of these resources. The incumbent will gather information, analyze, summarize and prepare financial sources and uses plans; assess and explain past performance; and develop present and future year operating budgets and forecasts. This position may be called upon to coordinate the development of new financial reports; analyze and forecast such things as staff/faculty salary budgets and investment income; assist in the development of new systems (commitments, reporting, financial); and recommend changes to policies (gifts, endowments, student fees, etc).
• Coordinates the management of the $1B+ central resource envelop: Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for campus management. This can require highly complex and advanced analysis techniques, along with a deep understanding of Berkeley's unique past performance and financial practices, in order to project in-year and future years' performance and resource allocation needs. Coordinates the gathering of budgetary and resource requirements data during the annual budget process, and their input into campus planning tools. Ensures optimal central ledger management, including chartstring structure and individual fund use. SME on accounting and COA issues, providing CBO, campus unit and Controller's office support. Manages all fiscal close-related processes for the VC-CFO's Office. • Manages, through subordinates, the coordination of activities of a section or department with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees. Independently selects subordinates OR participates in the interviews and recommends who should be hired; Independently determines subordinates' performance ratings OR recommends performance ratings; Independently decides within budgetary limitations the amount of subordinate merit increases, whom will be selected for promotional opportunities, and whether to request the reclassification of a position, OR recommends these actions; Has independent authority to issue written warnings and suspensions and determines what discipline should be imposed upon a subordinate OR recommends such actions; Has independent authority to resolve grievances or complaints OR formulates and recommends a resolution to grievances or complaints. • Commitments tracking and processing: Responsible for integrity of, and adjustments to, the central database and the Permanent Budget (or successor systems), and assessment of how individual and aggregate commitments impact central reserves. Develops and coordinates the optimal processes for analysis, recommendation, documentation and transaction of central commitments. Coordinates Forecast and Operating Budget commitment updates with FP&A team and CalPlanning systems group. Supports all work related to preparing for, and documenting decisions after, monthly Finance Committee (senior leadership) meetings. • Initiates, designs and directs specific and broad-based analytical studies in response to campus financial and operational issues, and advises and collaborates on system modifications/implementations. Provides decision support services (summary reports graphics, models, etc.) to campus management, where the impact of the research broadly affects campus funding and/or operations. Provides decision support for payroll assessments such as GAEL and IAP. Other duties as assigned. • UC Office of the President: Serves as primary coordinator for all UCOP allocations to campus. Maintains records and initiates, designs and directs analyses to determine budgetary outcomes and options. Provides advice to campus leaders, produces regular reports, and responds to requests from UCOP for campus data. Monitors, implements and coordinates reporting on student enrollment related budgets. Prepares tables for Regents' budget preparation. Oversees Budget and Staffing File submissions to UCOP. Partners with Controller's Office on all BIBS/PRT-related systems projects. . Training and development –Serves on campus committees/work groups as appropriate. Prepares and delivers ‘knowledge share' trainings for other members of FP&A and the VC-CFO's Office..
• Has expert knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems in general, and UC Berkeley's in particular strongly preferred. • Proven aptitude, competence and experience with budget and forecasting processes and development. • Is able to identify and pursue opportunities and innovations to create efficiencies, improve response times, and create more effective user tools to improve service to the campus in the Key Responsibilities areas listed above. • Has strong data set skills, including the ability to navigate through, extract insights from and manipulate large data sets; able to fit details into a broad business strategy or mission • Is able to contribute to ongoing efforts to develop accessible, secure, consistent and reliable data and information to inform campus decision-making. • Requires the ability to identify, analyze, and report on data that is complex in nature, including data that is not readily available from standard sources and requires exploration/collaboration with other units. • Must be able to communicate complex information to management both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner to both technical and non-technical audiences. • Ability to move fluidly between tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment • The acumen to effectively manage time and teams to deliver work products on time • Highly collaborative; able to demonstrate skills managing across teams, functions and business areas, and eliciting cooperation without direct authority • An approach to problem-solving that seeks to address root issues versus symptoms. • Must be skilled in use of Microsoft Office, BFS, BAIRS, CalPlanning, Cal Answers and common desktop/web applications. • 10 years of financial/budgetary experience strongly preferred • Minimum of 3 – 5 years managing subordinates • Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Professional certification preferred.
Salary & Benefits
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Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.