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.
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.
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.
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.
The UNM Bookstores are dedicated to supporting student success and enriching the lives of our campus and community. All proceeds from sales stay on campus.UNM is located on a beautifully landscaped plot of land in the heart of Albuquerque, NM, featuring buildings inspired by adobe structures alongside Historic Route 66 (aka, Central Ave.). University staff enjoy an exceptional benefits package, including health insurance and retirement options, and a generous tuition remission program for employees and their dependents, including spouses/domestic partners and dependent children. There are 14 paid holidays for the 2018-2019 academic year, including winter break. The campus is minutes from Nob Hill, Historic Old Town, the Albuquerque Bio Park, the Sunport, Uptown, and Balloon Fiesta Park. Albuquerque is a gem located at the crossroads of Interstates 40 and 25. Founded in 1706, the city embraces its rich history from Spanish colonial days and its Native American influences. This largest city in New Mexico is centrally located in the Land of Enchantment, with easy access to Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, and Las Cruces. Albuquerque features a strong Arts community. Sport teams include UNM Lobo basketball, football and other sports including the Albuquerque Isotopes AAA baseball, the Duke City Gladiators indoor football, and the New Mexico United soccer teams. Performing Arts organizations include music and dance groups. With an elevation of 5,312 and 278 days of sunshine per year, Albuquerque is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the many bike paths and short commute times. New Mexico is home to national parks and forests, with camping and hiking opportunities as well as skiing and snowplay. Residence options range from modern suburban to mid-century neighborhoods and country living.
Additional Salary Information: Exempt position paid monthly.
Internal Number: req10413
About University of New Mexico Bookstore
The University of New Mexico Bookstores are proud to be owned and operated by the University of New Mexico. Our primary mission is to serve the students, faculty, and staff of the University as well as our community customers. We strive to deliver quality products and services to enhance the educational, professional, and personal lives of our UNM community.