Manager, Financial Services

University of California

Job Opening ID: 60803
Reports To: Director of Finance
Working Title: Manager, Financial Services
Department: Merage/Business Office
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 004629
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-F, M-F
Employee Class: Career


Position Summary:

The UCI Paul Merage School of Business develops and equips leaders with critical business and leadership skills needed to succeed through programs that are continually adapted to address the ever-changing social, technological and economic opportunities and challenges in our digitally driven world. The Merage School offers MBA programs, Specialty Masters programs, PhD, and undergraduate business degrees that focus on creative and critical thinking skills, strategic decision-making, leadership, innovation, and collaboration through in-class and on-site experiences with real-world business problems. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown to consistently rank among the top 5% of all AACSB-accredited programs through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close relationships with both individual business executives and global corporations. We combine the academic strengths and best traditions of the University of California with the cutting-edge, entrepreneurial spirit of Orange County in the heart of Southern California’s Tech Coast. The Finance team at the Merage School is a core operating unit with a goal of providing innovative and effective financial solutions. Through financial planning, analysis, and reporting, we collaborate with school and department leaders to develop a sustainable financial plan and align resources with strategic priorities to achieve the Merage School mission. Through accounting and financial services, we provide transactional, administrative, and compliance services to support the School’s core operations.

Under the general direction of the Director of Finance, the Manager of Financial Services leads the Merage School’s Financial Services efforts in the areas of Purchasing, Reimbursements, Disbursements, Contracts, Income/Cash Handling, and Credit Card Processing, including related training, regulatory compliance, process development/improvement, systems, and workflows. Supervises team of financial assistants and student workers, and serves as work lead or project manager. Uses advanced financial services concepts and organizational objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Is considered a subject matter expert at the School.


Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits .

$81,891.36 – $100,000.00 (Annual Salary) Expected Pay Range within the Full Salary Range $81,891.36 – $150,503.04 (Annual Salary)



5-10 years of professional experience in an administrative, operational, regulatory compliance, or financial transactions/services role, preferably at a higher education institution. Supervisory experience preferred.

Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Advanced knowledge of financial or accounting concepts, policies and procedures, as well as related accounting and regulatory compliance requirements. Advanced skills in the use of spreadsheet and database software. May require analytical skills sufficient to develop and implement financial data management and reporting systems. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels. May require skills in project management, leadership, and process re-design. Advanced leadership skills to provide guidance, coaching and mentoring to professional and support staff. Skills include service orientation, ability to multi-task effectively in a varied, high volume environment; uses sound judgment and decision making, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and effective verbal and written communication skills.



Advanced knowledge of organization and systemwide financial processes and procedures. Advanced knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.


Special Conditions Required:

Must pass a background check. Hybrid role, but must be able to work onsite as required.


Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

Background Check and Live Scan

Legal Right to work in the United States

Vaccination Policies

Smoking and Tobacco Policy

Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act


Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

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Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy .

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected] .

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