UCSF seeks a strong accounting professional to assume the role of Associate Vice Chancellor & Controller and lead an approximately 125-person team of finance and accounting professionals in the management and oversight of the campus financial and accounting activities.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer for UCSF, the AVC & Controller has the authority to direct campus Control Points and departmental financial managers to implement University and campus accounting policies and procedures. The AVC & Controller has responsibility for management and oversight of campus financial and accounting activities, payroll operations, and financial internal control and accountability operations. The AVC & Controller is also responsible for management of a $20 million departmental operating budget.
The Controller's Office works in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to enhance the financial stewardship of the campus and to uphold the public's trust in the institution and mission of UCSF. Key relationships exist not only within the UCSF Finance team but throughout the organization, including with leadership and colleagues from UCSF Health, Supply Chain Management, Audit & Advisory Services, IT, Development, and the administrative and financial leadership of each of the schools at UCSF.
The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and a minimum of 10 years of related experience in a complex, decentralized organization, with knowledge of contemporary financial information systems and extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, such as Government Accounting Standards (GASB), and Federal Regulations related to contracts and grants requirements.
The candidate will be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or hold equivalent certification or qualifying experience, and will have significant management and leadership experience as a financial executive.
A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in accounting or a related field is required; an MBA or equivalent is preferred. Preference will also be given to candidates with human resources and organizational skills, and experience in a University or health care setting.
Success in this role will require a service orientation through which the students, faculty, administration, and staff are understood to be clients of the Controller’s Office as well as partners in working to ensure the financial stewardship of UCSF. The Controller must have a commitment to excellence, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and continuous process improvement. They must be a good listener with solid communication skills and a vested interest in ongoing professional development for their team.
University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the world’s premier biomedical research and health-science institutions. UCSF advances health worldwide by educating the next generation of healthcare professionals, translating leading-edge scholarly and scientific research into knowledge, therapies, and cures for debilitating diseases, providing compassionate patient care, and serving the local and global community through community service, public policy research, and advocacy. UCSF embraces a common set of values – articulated in its commitment to PRIDE – professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence.
Founded in 1864, UCSF includes the 107-acre Parnassus campus that is home to graduate schools in dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy; a graduate division for predoctoral and postdoctoral scientists; UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco – part of UCSF Health; and Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. In 2003, UCSF opened its 43- acre Mission Bay campus just south of downtown San Francisco.
UCSF is San Francisco’s second-largest employer after the City and County of San Francisco and the fourth-largest employer in the Bay Area. UCSF has approximately 3,100 enrolled students, 1,100 postdoctoral scholars, and 800 residents (physicians, dentists, and pharmacists in training).
UCSF revenues supporting core activities reached just over $7 billion in 2018, representing a 70% increase in five years. In 2018, UCSF researchers received close to $600 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than any other public institution. More information on organizational finances may be found in UCSF’s 2018 Annual Financial Report.
UCSF has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position. Jim Hess, Partner, is leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to Sarah Gaines, Senior Associate; email@example.com. Applications can be submitted online here.
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to the organization’s commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as UCSF’s PRIDE values – are encouraged to apply.