Financial Services Supervisor I

Financial Services Supervisor I
UC Davis
 Davis, California
Job Description

Budgeted Salary Range: Initial placement will be between $59,300 – $85,900/Year, commensurate with educational background and relevant working experience.

Apply By Date: 12/07/2023 (Applicants will be screened on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the removal date.)

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Want to be part of an early warning system that helps to protect the health of California's livestock and poultry? We are looking for a Financial Services Supervisor to work alongside our world leading faculty and technicians, helping to safeguard the public health with rapid and reliable diagnoses for animal diseases including those affecting humans.

Under the general direction of the CAHFS Business Officer, oversees centralized financial services for CAHFS’ four branch locations, supporting approximately 200 faculty, staff and students in the areas of accounts payable (AP), travel, entertainment, and procurement, and provides direct supervision of Business Office staff and front desk reception for the Davis laboratory. Serves as a technical lead and subject matter expert in assigned areas and as the CAHFS Fiscal Officer; responsible for review and approval of financial documents for accuracy and appropriateness, ensuring accountability and compliance with University Policy and Procedures and liaising with central campus units to clarify policy and resolve issues as needed; departmental chart of accounts management; performing monthly account ledger review; and managing fiscal close activities. Responsible for conducting analytical studies on Business Office functions; short and long range planning efforts; ensuring productivity/performance measures are met; and establishing, implementing, and documenting system-wide operating procedures for financial functions.



  • Experience managing complex business services which includes accounts payable, travel, entertainment, and/or procurement and reviewing transactions for completeness and policy compliance.
  • Experience conducting financial closing processes, account management/reconciliation, general ledger reviews, managing multiple fund sources (federal, state, private, &c), and/or expense and revenue reconciliations.
  • Experience achieving timely progress on multiple simultaneous projects, distributing effort appropriately among projects, meeting deadlines, reporting on progress, and maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • Knowledge and experience to effectively use automated financial accounting/procurement systems (i.e. Aggie Enterprise, Kuali, Pre-Purchasing, Aggie Expense, AggieBuy, etc.) for transactions and data analysis/reporting tools such as Microsoft Excel/Tableau to produce financial reports.
  • Leadership and supervisory skills to effectively recruit, train, and motivate staff and monitor performance to meet business objectives.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify problems and implement solutions to research, collect, analyze and interpret data from a wide variety of sources and to present information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills (in person, writing, and telephone) to effectively communicate and work closely with a diverse group including faculty, staff, clients, and individuals from other University units and government/outside agencies, to research, secure, and/or provide information and clarify situations, and resolve problems.


  • Experience with University systems (Kuali, UCPath, AggieBuy, AggieExpense, Pre-Purchasing), processes, and polices.
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting and troubleshooting laboratory needs.
  • Experience mapping existing processes and implementing process changes to deliver efficiencies or quality improvement.
  • Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting organizational resources.

Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

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

Job ID# 53981

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