Associate Director of Business and Finance
The University Campus Store is looking for innovative, energetic,
and team-oriented individuals to join our organization. We
have been part of the University for over 100 years and serve a
large and diverse campus community. Our unit is made up of the
flagship University Campus Store, University Campus Store Health,
University Campus Store Sandy, stadium, arena, and event locations,
and ecommerce channels. With an emphasis on our student
customer, we are a key retail service provider for students,
alumni, faculty, staff, parents, prospective students, visitors,
and University of Utah athletic fans.
The University Campus Store is seeking an Associate Director of
Business and Finance to oversee and administer all internal
accounting operations within the University Campus Store.
This position is responsible for the oversite of a $25 million
annual budget. As a member of the Campus Store Sr. Leadership
team, they work closely with their colleagues to develop, analyze,
and implement strategies to achieve the Campus Store's long-term
financial objectives. This position consolidates and analyzes
financial data, considering the Campus Store's goals and financial
standing, to make recommendations to Campus Store senior
management, Auxiliary Services Associate Vice Presidents office and
the University of Utah's Chief Financial Officer.
This position works closely with Campus Store, Auxiliary Services
and other campus partners to monitor financial transactions, review
compliance with university and divisional policies/practices,
maintain account integrity, collaborate with senior leadership on
operational initiatives, income and expense tracking, and
long-range financial planning and analytics.
This position is the Campus Store's primary contact between the
various university financial services including Purchasing,
University Audit, Accounting Services, Compliance, Ushop, and
Income Accounting. This position will supervise up to three
full-time direct reports, along with a diverse team consists of
approximately ten full-time, part-time and student staff.
Impact on Organization
The Campus Store is dedicated to supporting the mission of the
University by fostering student success and preparing students from
diverse backgrounds for lives of impact as leaders and
citizens. The University of Utah believes in the responsible
stewardship of our intellectual, physical, and financial resources,
ensuring the long‐term success and viability of the
institution. This position contributes to this mission
through oversite of the Campus Store's internal accounting
Maintain accurate and complete financial records for the University
Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the University
Oversee financial reports, with timely and accurate income
statements which include business tracking vs. prior year and
Identifying business trends
Develop and implement plans for budgeting, forecasting, and
Develop financial models, conduct benchmarking and process analysis
for all business units.
Provide financial insight and analysis to drive the business
performance of the organization.
Manage and monitor metrics, KPI tracking, and reports.
Understand and calculate the risks involved in the financial
activities of the organization.
Oversee the budgeting process and provide guidance and
recommendation to all business units.
Evaluate, develop, and improve department controls, systems, and
procedures that increase accuracy and efficiency.
Use sound ethical judgment and critical time management skills to
accomplish tasks that are urgent, highly sensitive and/or
confidential, exercising critical thinking and creative
problem-solving techniques to advance work efficiently and
Oversee the physical inventory preparations with other department
heads for the annual store-wide year-end inventory and the various
mid-year departmental inventories.
Ensuring that all accounting processes align with GAAP and current
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related
area, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for
two years of related work experience) required; plus six years of
progressively more responsible management experience; and
demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective
communication skills also required. Master’s degree in Business
Administration or related area preferred. This position is not
responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate
the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job
as outlined in the position description.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.
MBA, CPA, or additional educational certification or experience
relevant to the field is strongly preferred
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, MS Outlook,
PowerPoint, database management tools, professional communications
tools, etc. as well as demonstrated experience using advanced
spreadsheets and databases.
Understanding of data analysis tools like Microsoft Power BI and
Experience in a fast-paced and high-volume enterprise, business, or
Excellent communication (written and oral) to communicate
professionally with a broad range of clients, constituents, and
Prior experience with NetSuite, PeopleSoft or other Oracle based
accounting platforms is strongly preferred.
Prior experience with a retail services business or auxiliary
services in a higher-ed environment.
What does a successful candidate looks like
Enterprise Accounting -
You will have previous
experience with an enterprise accounting software and would be able
to provide direction, support, and training as needed.
- You will provide clear and
consistent direction and support to your direct reports, plan
schedules and delegate responsibilities to achieve maximum
Customer service skills
- You will listen to customer
feedback (internal and external), monitor service standards, and
promptly address problem.
- You will communicate clearly, both
verbally and in writing, to your colleges and provide direction,
support, and training as needed in your areas of expertise.
- You will demonstrate excellent
time management skills, work well in a fast-paced environment,
multitask, and keep customer priorities, staff duties, and
operational processes organized.
- through mentoring and by example, you will
cultivate a supportive and inclusive work environment where all
staff, customers and visitors have a sense of belonging in the
Full Time or Part Time?
Work Schedule Summary:
M-F, 8a-5p, some weekends and
00435 - University Campus Store
Pay Rate Range:
Commensurate on Experience
Open Until Filled:
To apply, visit https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/150870