Job Requisition Number: 25065. The School of Optometry encompasses a broad range of instruction, research, training, and clinical activity that includes three distinct academic degree programs: basic science and translational and clinical research activities, a rigorous health sciences education program based on patient care and clinical experience, a continuing education program, an Optometry & Health Sciences library, and development and implementation of international educational training programs. The mission of the School is executed by approximately 21 regular faculty FTEs, 5 emeriti faculty, 80 full- and part-time clinical faculty, 84 staff, 10 professional researchers, 272 professional degree students, 16 professional residents, 40 graduate students, and 25 visiting faculty and postdoctoral research scholars.
Berkeley Optometry is the leading site for vision research in the U.S., receiving the most NIH support (currently a total commitment of $54.5 million in organized research). Optometry students rotate through a group of 40 clinical training sites at affiliated health services providers, many of which are VA medical centers. Teaching and research is also enhanced by the successful Digital Health Center, which partners with more than 60 community-based health clinics throughout California. The School of Optometry is the only major clinical patient-care academic program on the Berkeley campus. It operates clinics on campus at Minor Hall and at the Tang (student health) Center, serving about 85,000 patients per year.
The Assistant Dean of Finance is a member of the dean’s staff and reports directly to the Senior Assistant Dean & Chief Operating Officer. The Assistant Dean of Finance is a key strategic advisor to the dean and associate deans of the School of Optometry and coordinates financial planning and analysis, budget activities and resource allocation, develops funding strategies, and has fiduciary responsibility for maintaining a sound financial environment. This position is responsible for strategic financial planning and forecasting functions within the school and serves as a liaison to senior University administration who are responsible for financial and business affairs to include purchasing, payables, grants & contracts, and the Budget and Controller’s Offices.
•Develop financial management strategies and plans that support the School of Optometry strategic plan, programs, services, and strategic initiatives, facilitating timely and fiscally responsible execution. Streamlines financial operational processes to gain greater transparency and efficiency. Develops performance measures and reports to monitor efficiency. Partners with CSS/Research Administration to monitor accurate accounting of all indirect and direct funds and expenditures. Oversees the development of internal financial programs, policies, and controls and setting standards for carrying out personnel compensation plans and develop financial models to support the recruitment, retention, and innovation of faculty and staff. •Prepares budget reports and analyzes monthly expense activity, performs trend and variance analysis, and develops ad hoc reports as well as identify potential areas for efficiencies and cost containment. Develops business plans, pro-formas and financial models associated with existing and new programs, services, and strategic initiatives. Preserves and enhances financial assets, including controls and management reporting. Oversees consolidated budget and works with clinic and school leadership on annual budgets. Develops and analyzes financial models for the clinic operating budget and makes recommendations on processes for efficient operations and cost saving opportunities through an entrepreneurial approach. •Effectively manages and allocates reserves and endowment funds. Oversees medical insurance billing ensuring proper and timely receipt of accounts receivables. Oversees the purchase card compliance and expense reporting to ensure all expense reports are accurate, timely, and compliant with University policy. . •May serve on campus level policy and advisory committees. Performs other duties as assigned •Manages, through subordinate supervisors, the coordination of activities of a section or department with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees. Plans for physical plant rehabilitation and renovation. •May oversee administrative functions for complex operations such as clinical laboratories or patient care facilities, typically to include significant budgetary accountability. •Oversees the preparation and management of grant and contract proposals involving a diverse and/or wide variety of funding sources and agencies. •Represents the department on business affairs to the institution community. •Develops and prepares budgets and financial reports for grants, general appropriations, endowments and other funds. Funds appropriations are typically moderate in complexity.Knowledge and Skills: •Has expert knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems. •Must have effective verbal and written communication skills. •Position requires inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels. •Requires knowledge of financial policies, practices and systems, budgeting and reporting techniques; human resource planning; accounting and bookkeeping. •Client services oriented, has good listening, critical thinking and analytical skills. •Ability to multi-task. •Requires the ability to identify, analyze, and report on data that is complex in nature. •Must be able to communicate complex information to management in a clear and concise manner both written and verbal Education/Training: •Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Professional certification preferred.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.