Job Description

Payroll Title:
BFS - Financial Operations
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Torrey Pines Center South
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#114613 Cash & Merchant Services Manager (Hybrid)

Extended Deadline: Thu 7/14/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a combination of onsite and remote work.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/24/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/04/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at UC San Diego. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, our culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices and best people at the best place to work! Our candidates come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our organization thrive!

The "Why"

Our organizational core values (People First, Innovation, Integrity, Excellence, Accountability) define the culture at Business & Financial Services and push us to be our best. We’re excited to grow our team and learn from people that want to make a difference. If you love what you do and comfortable with designing for the future, we encourage you to consider joining our progressive organization. We recognize that candidates come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of the job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is the key to innovation and excellence. To do great, we have to be great. Our organization places particular emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion incorporating exit interview feedback to enhance retention efforts and advance issues affecting the overall staff experience. If you're a team player with bold ideas and execution, now is the right time to connect!

Position Overview:

This position provides oversight and subject matter expertise in Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, bank administration, and duties related to cash management, including federal drawdowns and bank account reconciliations. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating bank reconciliations, internal and external audits and serves as the control point and campus coordinator for functions related to accounting for cash, petty cash, change funds, letter of credit, undistributed cash account, and banking activity. This position works with diverse groups, including external parties (i.e., banks), key administrative offices at the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), other UC campuses, and UC San Diego financial units. Incumbent reviews work for designated staff and supervises personnel to meet unit and division goals and objectives. Develops and implements automated systems to facilitate the processing of accounting information, analysis, and reporting.

The incumbent should be familiar with all applicable federal and local regulations, GAAP Accounting Principles, and GASB standards and effectively communicate to all levels of faculty, management and staff.

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This position is expected to be fully remote initially and subject to change based on leadership determination in alignment with University guidance on flexible work arrangement policies and protocol.

  • Effort outside of the normal 40 hour workweek may occasionally be required.

  • Vacation time may be restricted during fiscal year end closing activities (mid-June through mid-September).


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting function. In-depth knowledge of accounting principles (including GAAP& GASB Accounting), theory and practice, and knowledge and experience in applying fund accounting principles. Experience analyzing and summarizing complex accounting data, perform complex reconciliations, resolve complex accounting problems, prepare financial statements.

  • Ability to extract, verify, and compile accounting information from multiple sources to complete work assignments. Experience evaluating processes to establish and/or maintain appropriate accountability structures and positive internal control elements. Experience with account reconciliation with ability to recognize potential problematic areas and resolve same.

  • Advanced ability to effectively present complex accounting and finance related information verbally and in writing. Strong critical thinking skills and interpersonal skills.

  • Advance experience using financial transactions and systems, as well as related policy, accounting, and unique regulatory compliance requirements. Proven knowledge of financial software tools to quantify and illustrate routine financial reports, statements, and/or projections.

  • Proven supervisory experience, performance management, organizational administration and strategic planning. Strong leadership skills and experience with ability to apply management principles, practices and techniques in the conduct of business for an administrative unit. Experience in motivational and moral building techniques with ability to create and maintain team spirit and harmony.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of audit and internal control standards; demonstrated experience in applying standards to cash management practices.


  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance and six (6) years of professional level accounting or auditing experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Advanced Degree and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

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NOTE: Salary placement is determined by the top candidate’s overall qualifications/relevant experience, market data and internal equity.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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