September 1, 2015

Rosemarie RaeWatch the video of Rosemarie Rae, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, speaking at the NOW Conference on June 10 about how to launch into a career in finance and what it’s like to work in finance at UC Berkeley. The CFO shared professional development insights and gave conference attendees an inside look at the type of skill sets she’s looking for to join the profession in a time of transformational change as campus finance careers are moving away from transactions and toward strategic decision-making. While traditional skills like accounting are still an essential foundation, she explained hiring managers are increasingly looking for employees who can manage a complex project, solve big problems, and develop impactful narratives from a set of data. Rosemarie also emphasized the importance of seeking out mentors who are invested in your success, ensuring you have a 5-year career plan, and considering horizontal advancement opportunities across the organization. Review the hand-out about careers in finance Rosemarie provided at the event here.