Welcome to the Office of the CFO

The Office of the CFO's three-year strategic plan clarifies that our main objective between FY2014 - 2017 is to: provide innovative, collaborative, client-focused financial, analytical and administrative management to our campus partners while providing our team clarity, focus and the space for creativity. Our office of approximately 300 employees plans to accomplish this objective with five key strategies, each aligned to specific projects assigned to senior staff with the CFO organization. 

FY2014 - 2017 Office of CFO strategies:

  1. Achieve financial strength - Align financial resources to campus strategies.
  2. Simplify processes - Standardize and simplify policies, business processes and internal controls for campus partner satisfaction, greater efficiency and compliance. 
  3. Build a service oriented model of campus engagement - Engage campus partners through adoption, acceptance and satisfaction of applications, processes and tools.
  4. Leverage data for strategic decision making - Leverage and institutionalize financial, academic and human resource data sets for strategic decision making.
  5. Promote collaboration and professional development – Build and maintain a culture of collaboration and continuous professional development that supports accountability, engagement and opportunity.

These strategies are intended to help the us adopt a service model that puts campus units at the center of our work, and to measure our success on the success of the units we support. The strategy document itself is an essential first step in committing thoughtfully and communicating expectations to our campus partners. Internally, the strategies will help create greater clarity and focus for CFO team members and confirm our office's investment in idea generation, engagement, and planning. 

Supply Chain Management presented with 2015 Sustainability Award

On behalf of Supply Chain Management, Sandy Macasieb and Alex Butler (shown here) accepted a 2015 Sustainability Award from the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS).

Supply Chain Management was honored “for integrating environmental sustainability within existing campus operations at UC Berkeley.” The team has been working for several years to provide more tools to the campus to make better decisions about green purchasing. Their efforts have included researching new products, highlighting green products for buyers, and focusing on waste reduction efforts.

Where applicable, Supply Chain Management leverages UC Berkeley's purchasing power to target environmentally preferable products and services for volume-discounted pricing to make them cost-competitive with conventional products and services. This approach helps to encourage preferential purchases of such products including Energy Star equipment, recycled content products, and other third-party certified green items, along with providing guidance to suppliers on minimizing packaging waste and developing take-back programs.

In presenting the award, Director of Sustainability and Energy Lisa Mcneilly stated, "I am pleased to announce that the Supply Chain Management team has been working with Office Max to reduce the impacts from campus copy paper use. Did you know that every hour we go through a stack of paper a foot taller than Alex, every week it’s a stack taller than the Campanile, and every year it’s a stack over 16,000 ft. tall? We will take a large step forward in the next week or two, when Office Max will make 100% recycled content copy paper available...that costs less than we currently pay for only 30% recycled content".

Thank you, Sandy and Alex, for being such great partners for campus sustainability!


5/28/15:  The University of California, Berkeley Guide to Contracting, a step-by-step guide to creating, amending, executing, and terminating contracts on the Berkeley campus is now available.


Impact award Winners Honored at CFO Town Hall

impact awardAt each quarterly Town Hall, we give Impact Awards to staff who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact in service of our campus partners. These individuals have proven their dedication to the key objective of the Office of the CFO: to provide innovative, collaborative, client-focused financial, analytical, and administrative management to our campus partners while providing our team clarity, focus, and the space for creativity. 

Health for ALL! Tang Center named LGBT Health Equality Leader

hrc_healthequityleader_artwork.pngWe are thrilled to announce that UHS has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

BFS analyst team presents five sessions at HEUG

heugimage.jpgCongratulations go out to the Controller’s Office BFS Analyst team, who recently had five presentations selected for showing at the Higher Education User Group (HEUG) international conference! The conference was held in Nashville, Tennessee from March 15 through 18, 2015.