Job Title: Chief Financial Officer - Berkeley Haas (0213U) #24086
Job ID: 24086
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
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The Haas School Business ("Berkeley Haas") is one of the pre-eminent business schools in the world. The school employs ~ 80 FTE ladder faculty, 130 professional faculty and 230 FTE staff serving 2,200 students in six degree programs—three of which are "self-supporting." In addition, the school is home to a strong and growing Executive Education unit which serves both domestic and international executives. Berkeley Haas supports a multitude of research, teaching and public service institutes as well as two research laboratories, the Long Business Library, and an on-site café. Staff is organized across many functions including admissions, career services, computing, financial aid, student affairs, payroll, business services and facilities. The school provides business and financial leadership/expertise to the campus and is served by an international advisory board of business and industry leaders.
The school's annual budget is in excess of $150 million and boasts an endowment of more than $300 million. The complexities of the school's finances include non-state funded faculty FTE, self-funded degree programs (and corresponding independent fee approval and registration processes), over 300 funds of all types (central, student fees, recharge, gifts, endowments (held at both the Regents and Berkeley Foundation) contracts and grants), and multiple loan programs some of which are self-funded and insured. Further, the Berkeley Haas senior staff, Dean, faculty and advisory board demand robust year-end financial statements. In short, the school has the highest standards for financial management AND it has an incredibly complex professional school financial system given the unique activities of the school.
This position serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Haas School of Business and reports directly to the Dean. The CFO is responsible for overseeing the school's finances and ensuring the allocation and optimization of financial resources. The role involves significant partnership with the dean, the school's senior leaders, the campus budget office, and other stakeholders (e.g. Haas Advisory Board, Faculty, Students, Alumni, etc.). The CFO oversees a financial planning and analysis team that is charged with not only executing “business as usual activities” but also special projects to advance the school's long-term strategic plan (known internally at the 2021 OGST). The position also oversees the Financial Aid team.
Key activities/duties include (but are not limited to) the following:
Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers. Objectives are reviewed by senior management to determine success of operation. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing the control of the budget/campus resources. Manages the activities of the financial analyst staff. Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control. Monitors division and department adherence to approved budget. Involved in developing, modifying and executing campus policies that affect immediate operation(s) and may also have campus-wide effect. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
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How to Apply
Please submit the cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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