UC Davis


Salary: $9,841.67-$29,025.00/MO  

Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled 


The Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor-Chief Financial and Budget Officer (CFBO) serves as the chief financial advisor for the Chancellor, the Provost, and the Chancellor's Leadership Council, and ensures appropriate collaboration with the Chief Financial Officers for UC Davis Health and the UC Davis Foundation to ensure overall financial strength of the University. 


The CFBO provides decision support and recommendations to campus executive management regarding strategic allocation and use of campus resources to advance the university mission and academic goals. Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor-Finance, Operations and Administration with a dotted-line report to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the CFBO oversees management of the day-to-day fiscal operation and adjustment of the campus-wide budget including overall system of budgeting and financial reporting controls and such policies, procedures, programs, and practices as may be necessary for the effective operation of the systems. Ensures financial compliance and provides strategies and systems to deliver excellent financial stewardship, management and reporting. 


The CFBO also leads and serves on numerous campus-wide committees and work groups, including, but not limited to the Chancellor's Cabinet, Provost's Cabinet, Academic Planning Group, Campus Audit Committee, Enrollment Council, and the UCD Foundation's Finance and Investment Committee. 


The CFBO will be the most senior campus subject matter expert on matters relating to the campus fiscal and budget related policies and procedures. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the highest standards of fiscal integrity, transparency and stewardship of financial resources. The CFBO is responsible for the accuracy of the financial statements and attests to the external auditors on GAAP compliance, along with maintaining internal controls and risk assessments. 


The CFBO acts as the official campus point person with the University of California Office of the President, General Counsel, and Treasurer's Office on all budget and financial matters involving campus operating and capital resources, as well as with other UC campuses and outside agencies. Advocates campus budget and finance needs to the Office of the President, Department of Finance, legislative or other internal and external entities.  


Minimum Qualifications: 

• BA/BS degree or equivalent related experience. 

• Seven years of successful management of a large, highly complex organization, including responsibility for multiple functions related to budget, finance, and resource administration, or equivalent experience. 

• Proven experience relative to strategic business and financial planning, including both operational and capital budget development. 

• Demonstrated experiences implementing best practices and continuous business improvements to enhance operational functioning, reduce costs and increase stakeholder satisfaction. 

• Demonstrated ability to develop positive external relations with multiple stakeholders particularly in relations to budget system development and capital planning initiatives, ideally including working with broad constituencies that may include legislators, system administrators, business executives, deans and faculty.  


Preferred Qualifications: 

• JD/MA/MS degree, or equivalent related experience. 

• Five years demonstrated successful management experience of a large, highly complex organization, or equivalent related experience. 

• Leadership: create a climate of collaboration, engagement and integration. An innovative and forward-thinker in regard to planning, strategy and implementation. Ability to achieve results in complex and decentralized organization structures. 

• Diversity: The University of California, Davis, has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks an individual who shares that commitment. 

• Strategic and visionary thinking: the ability to see and conceptualize the "bigger picture" and interpret and convey that vision to others. The ability to set, maintain and achieve a broadly based, long-term perspective and goals. 

• Interpersonal abilities: A reflective, thoughtful and collaborative approach with an accountability and outcomes orientation that builds effective relationships, values inclusiveness, and mentors and develops people. 

• Communication ability: Articulate, direct and candid; proactively encourages dialogue, frequently updates staff and colleagues and freely exchanges useful information; presents information in a way that achieves clarity, encourages dialogue, invites buy-in and achieves results. 

• Entrepreneurial and innovative approach: Approaches problem-solving in non-traditional ways; encourages innovative thinking throughout the organization; challenges existing processes while looking for beneficial solutions. Demonstrated ability to lead and succeed in a change management setting. 

• Political acumen: Experience working with state, national, and University-wide constituencies in advancing the resource planning budgetary objectives of a complex organization. Ability to work effectively within a broad and diverse array of political environments. 

• Subject matter expertise: Demonstrated leadership experience in financial planning, modeling, reporting and policy development. Understanding of finance within an integrated academic healthcare enterprise. Experience with real estate, strategic sourcing and preferred partnership (sponsorship) agreements.  


To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at

Requisition number #03021012


The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer