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Retail Financial Manager - req# 10413

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 9/3/2019
Job Reference #: 10413

Job Description

Business Manager

Requisition IDreq10413
Working TitleRetail Financial Manager
Position Grade13
Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, the Retail Financial Manager is a key member of the Bookstore’s leadership team. The successful candidate will have experience in managing all financial aspects of a retail organization. The Retail Financial Manager provides input and direction on all business related activities, with fiscal oversight of multiple stores in excess of $10 million. Departments reporting directly to this position are Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Room, and the Shipping/Receiving Department. This individual must have advanced proficiency with Excel, and experience with an enterprise wide integrated financial system, preferably Banner. The financial/fiscal operations of the organization include the development and administration of operating budgets and expenditures, capital projects budgets and expenditures, billing and receiving charges for student accounts, and the establishment and management of financial control systems.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of progressive collegiate retail experience in supervision, managing systems, operations, cost of goods sold (COGS), inventory turns, margins and financial reporting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skilled in budget preparation and fiscal management.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections

  • Skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

  • Ability to effectively communicate accounting information, policies, and/or procedures in a manner easily understood by the customer.

  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and or accounting applications.

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control procedures.

  • Knowledge of university and/or public auditing policies, standards and procedures.

  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience managing financial operations in a college bookstore or retail store.

  • Positive results in controlling COGS, inventory turns, and margins in a retail business with sales over $5 million.

  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating financial operations and procedures, formulating policy, developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience in compiling, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting complex, customizable financial reports, statements and revenue projections to various audiences utilizing diverse management information systems.

  • Graduate degree in Accounting or MBA.

  • Extensive experience with Banner Finance or similar integrated financial system.

  • Prior experience in developing, large ($10 million+) and diverse, operating, and capital budgets.

  • Demonstrated experience in collaboration, establishing partnerships, and successfully establishing relationships within the department and university.

  • Prior experience in strategic planning and establishing short and long-range goals.

Additional RequirementsSuccessful candidate must pass a comprehensive post-offer, pre-employment criminal background check.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentBookstore Main Campus (219A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$4,292.89 - $5,157.41 Monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date9/23/2019
Application Instructions
  • A cover letter is required and must address how each preferred qualification has/hasn’t been met, performed, demonstrated or learned.
  • A current resume must also be included and is required.
  • Include a list of three past or present supervisory references.

  • Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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