Assistant Finance Director I

Payroll Title: UCP VIII
Class Code: 0844-9088
Job Family: FIS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 625


Under the general direction of an administrator, assists in managing and administering all financial and business activities of a Department/Division or School of moderate to large size and fiscal complexity.


  1. Manages, plans and coordinates the day-to-day fiscal and business operation of a unit by establishing work priorities and workflow.
  2. Supervises professional and classified personnel engaged in financial support activity
  3. Maintains complete and current understanding of Federal, State and University policies, procedures and regulations.
  4. Is responsible for maintaining, evaluating and modifying systems of managing financial practices and assures such systems complies with university, state and federal standards.
  5. Develops and modifies computerized systems to monitor, audit and maintain records of a variety of financial activity.
  6. Assist administrators in preparing annual budget and makes recommendations regarding commitment of Division or University resources for sponsored programs.
  7. Serves as liaison with other University officials regarding fiscal matters or management practices.
  8. Represents the University concerning financial audits, working closely with auditors to respond to questions or resolve related.
  9. Assists the Director in resolving problems relating to fiscal operations or in resolving problems regarding Federal, State and Private sponsor’s policies and regulations.
  10. Participates in contract negotiations, including indirect cost and specialized rate negotiations; approves pre-award proposals and contract/subcontract negotiations.
  11. Participates in national and local meetings, seminars and workshops regarding administration of grants and contracts.
  12. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field with courses in contract or business law and two years of administrative accounting experience OR Associates degree in accounting with courses in contract or business law and five years administrative accounting experience.
  2. Familiarity with systems analysis and data processing procedures
  3. Managerial ability
  4. Good oral and written communication skills and human relations skills
  5. Ability to resolve fiscal or regulatory problems governing grants and contracts.

Date Created: 6/28/85
Date Revised: 9/13/99