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CAFAR Manager

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional, Business Administration/Management, Planning/Project Management

Department: Business Affairs Office
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
June 4, 2018; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter, resume and answers the supplemental questions below. To assist us in making the selection for this position, please upload your responses to the following questions as a separate PDF. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each question. Make sure that any experience or training described in your responses is included on your application.

1) How do you balance a very high level of customer service with the need to work within a complex framework of regulatory requirements? How does this balancing act affect your communication style?

2) This position works closely with faculty, staff and students from various and diverse backgrounds, many with different expectations, work styles, and needs. Describe experience that demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural work environment. Describe your approach, philosophy, or experience when it comes to working as a manager in this type of setting, including how you deal with conflict that may arise.

3) Please describe your experience with supervision, including hiring, training, assigning and evaluating work, and handling disciplinary problems. Indicate the number of people supervised and the nature of the work they performed.

4) Please describe how your experience meets the minimum qualifications for this position.

Department Summary
The Business Affairs Office is responsible for ensuring that the University applies sound and responsive business practices while adhering to all regulations, policies, procedures, and industry standards.

Position Summary
The Business Affairs Office (BAO) Cost Accounting, Financial Analysis and Reporting (CAFAR) Manager is responsible for overseeing, coordinating, and assisting in the completion of all internal and external financial reporting. The decisions made by the CAFAR Manager have institutional impact, as they relate to the development, implementation, and compliance with university policies and procedures. The CAFAR Manager is expected to establish and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the execution of duties. The CAFAR Manager supervises 2.0 FTE.

The CAFAR team is responsible for preparing all University of Oregon (UO) internal and external financial reports; for providing proactive and timely customer service that facilitates accurate and timely financial analysis and reporting across campus; and for providing Banner user training and support for all Banner users. The CAFAR team analyzes financial information using guidelines and directives issued by the State of Oregon, Federal Government, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

The CAFAR team ensures that campus outreach and communication related to financial analysis and reporting promotes and enhances the mission-driven activities of the University. The team also collaborates with the Office of Research and Innovation to coordinate and prepare the Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Study and Proposal process.

This position reports directly to the Director of Financial Services and has limited budget authority.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university plus three (3) years of accounting, auditing, and financial analysis experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Two years supervisory experience.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
• Leads by example and maintains the highest ethical standards within the department and within the university.
• Demonstrated experience with computers and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred, MBA desirable.
• Public Accounting experience, CPA and/or CMA certification strongly preferred.
• Strong Cost Accounting background in a college/university setting with a decentralized structure.
• Knowledge of and experience working with the Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Study and Proposal process, preferably in a college/university setting.
• Accounting, auditing and/or financial analysis experience related to Sponsored Projects (Grants).
• Experience working with an enterprise accounting and reporting system (e.g. Banner).
• In-depth knowledge of internal control processes that comply with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements and best business practices, preferably in a college/university setting.
• Solid experience managing and motivating associates on many levels within the organization to achieve continuous improvement.

FLSA Exempt: Yes


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

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