Financial Operations Manager

Position Details

Position Information

Title Financial Operations Manager
Department Parking and Transportation (9804)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Independently manages and controls accounting, budgeting, auditing and other financial or related functions to ensure the financial integrity Parking and Transportation Services. Incumbents also coordinate personnel and operational matters, but this aspect does not account for a substantial portion of the job responsibilities. Financial management has the greatest emphasis and is the overriding major function.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Supervises full-time employees, or their equivalent, on a regular basis.
• Makes recommendations regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees.
• Prepares and coordinates financial and administrative reports; analyzes and interprets statistics, financial data, and management planning data for predicting resource needs and developing long range plans.
• Analyzes and communicates to Senior Management of a unit for the needs of staff, capital equipment/ improvements, supplies, and services and takes appropriate action, considering budget limitations.
• Manages and controls expenditures in accordance with budgeted amounts; authorizes requests for supplies and services or other purchases, rarely requiring higher level authorization.
• Prepares major operational and special budgets; coordinates and directs preparation of budgets for reporting sub-divisions.
• Develops and establishes procedures for the budget process and daily operations according to policies and procedures established by the university and outside governing agencies.
• Controls and manages proper accounting and records of operational and special budgets, utilizing a computerized system; designs and implements new procedures or computer systems; manages cost control practices and cash flow.
• Coordinates and participates in internal and external audits, including PCI compliance; prepares audit work papers.
• Advises staff on financial, technical and operational matters, instructs and orients new members of staff and administration.
• Represents department at meetings, conferences and at all levels of the university organization.
• Interprets, implements, develops and/or recommends changes to rules, regulations, policies and procedures set forth by the university, outside governing agencies and Parking and Transportation Services department.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of management and supervision practices and techniques.
• Knowledge of accounting and budgetary theories, principles and practices.
• Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to departmental budgets and accounting practices.
• Skill in applying accounting and financial management practices and principles.
• Skill in use of automated/computer systems.
• Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field AND three years of related budgeting and accounting experience; OR, Seven years of progressively responsible budgeting and accounting experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22426
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 04/09/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Shaun Wolfel, PHR, SHRM-CP
Hiring & Employee Relations Administrator
University of Arizona | Parking and Transportation Services
1117 E. 6th Street, Bldg. 181 • Tucson, AZ 85721
(P) (520-621-3411) • (F) 520-621-9898

Open Date 02/23/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 03/05/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * How many permanent jobs have you had during the past five years?
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2-3
    • 4-5
    • 5+
  3. * How long have you been at your current job?
    • <12 Months
    • 1-3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 5+ years
  4. * Rate your proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
    • Basic
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  5. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field AND three years of related budgeting and accounting experience; OR,Seven years of progressively responsible budgeting and accounting experience; OR,Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How many years of accounting experience do you have?
    • 0-1
    • 2-3
    • 3-4
    • 5+
  7. * Do you have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents