Responsible for financial resource management including budget planning and projections, analysis, and reporting of approximately $550M in combined general and non-general funds for the Office of Academic Budget and Personnel (AABP) and the Division of Academic Affairs.
As AABP's budget functional lead, manages or completes annual and ad hoc processes or projects on behalf of the division which includes: a) the budget call cycle; b) the fees cycle; and, c) coordination of information and data collection, analysis, and reporting between AABP staff, division business officers, and key campus partners.
Distills and presents complex data in forms that: a) create value and are accessible to a diverse range of user roles; b) are tailored and anticipatory in terms of report relevance, timing and frequency, and c) meet or exceed the information and decision-making needs of various stakeholders which includes division and campus leadership.
Provides guidance to division regarding allowable expenditures for all fund types and purpose codes to ensure compliance with University, State and Federal regulations, policies and procedures.
Demonstrates a high level of organization and ability to prioritize and re-prioritize work. Uses processes, tools, and systems that support a high level of collaboration and information transparency through the adept use of technology.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Graduation from a four-year college of university with a degree in accounting or business administration and four (4) years of accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
1) Graduation from a four-year college or university in the fields of public administration, business administration, accounting, or a related programmatic field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2) Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel (Advanced). Experience with financial reporting databases and visualization tools needed. Is technologically adept.
3) Experience in an Academic or Budget/Finance unit in a division-wide (or above) higher education environment is a plus, not required. An equivalent level role outside of a higher education environment would involve a manager or director-level role overseeing budget planning and projections for multiple complex departments or entities plus analysis, decision-making and strategic planning responsibilities.
4) Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills that lead to implementing solutions. Uses critical thinking for questioning, analysis, synthesis, interpretation, inductive and deductive reasoning, application and creativity. Develops, evaluates, implements and modifies work.
5) Detail oriented producing accurate, timely information and materials, which includes the production of management-ready reports and presentations. Demonstrates a high level of initiative.
6) Professional demeanor with a customer and client service orientation.
7) Excellent interpersonal skills that lead to effective collaboration and enhances team output and outcomes. Communicates in a tone and manner that demonstrates respect and stakeholder insight.
8) Is creative and assertive and has the ability to train, mentor and coach others.
9) Supports innovation and is a capable change management agent (planning/implementation). Remains flexible to meet constantly changing and sometimes competing demands.
10) Exceptional oral and written communication, facilitation and presentation skills. This individual demonstrates the ability to frame concepts and issues supported with factual data, constraints and anticipated outcomes and is comfortable with professionally addressing key stakeholders at all levels. Capable of maintaining confidentiality.
11) Demonstrated ability to work independently or on a team. Is highly organized and able to set priorities and meet deadlines on multiple projects in a high demand environment.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.