University of Texas Rio Grande Valley FINANCIAL MANAGER in Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Scope of Job

To manage the daily operations and functions of an assigned finance or accounting unit. Responsible for supervising staff assigned to the area and implementing strategic programs to ensure the improvement of the department’s business processes in accordance with the University’s mission and goals.

Description of Duties

  • Manages the daily operations of assigned accounting or finance unit and associated complex accounting or financial assignments in accordance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Develops, reviews and evaluates unit activities and support systems and implements changes to improve and maintain the effectiveness of unit operations.

  • Coordinates accounting work procedures and operations in the department to achieve efficiency.

  • Creates, reviews and approves various accounting records, reports, and applications.

  • Provides accounting and financial support and services to various university departments, and internal and external users.

  • Assists in implementing short and long range strategies and financial plans in support of departmental goals.

  • Prepares statements, reports, projects, estimates, and/or projects as requested.

  • Coordinates with administrators and other departments the timely processing of all applicable transaction.

  • Develops procedures for collecting and reporting financial, accounting, and statistical data.

  • Interprets and ensures assigned unit is in compliance with federal, state, and local policies including internal UTRGV policies and procedures.

  • Participates in assigned committees or meetings and attends professional development seminars..

  • Assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of the assigned staff.

  • Resolves issues/problems that arise with the campus community and/or vendors.

  • Identifies future needs and establishes requirements for the department.

  • Handles complaints/grievances and disciplinary actions for employees when necessary.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field from an accredited university.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.


Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of miscellaneous office equipment.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV2915


Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Department: Office of the VP for Research, Innovation and Economic Development

FLSA: Exempt

Supervision Received: General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given: Direct supervision of all assigned staff.

Preferred Education: N/A

Licenses/Certifications: None.

Required Experience: Four (4) years of financial or accounting related experience, including supervisory experience.

Preferred Experience: N/A

Equipment: Use of standard office equipment.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date: 08/29/2017

Grant Funded Position: No