Business Process Manager for Finance

Greensboro, NC
Jul 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 998892

Functional Title Business Process Manager for Finance

Position Type Administration - Staff

Position Summary

The Business Process Manager for Finance (BPM-FIN) is a member of UNCG's Integrated Futures Team (IFT), and serves as senior business process design and implementation expert for Finance. The BPM-FIN works closely with other members of IFT, senior leaders, management and staff from Financial Services, Information Technology Services (ITS) staff, and other colleagues from across the university to ensure development, documentation, and maintenance of efficient, integrated, sustainable business processes. The BPM-FIN also works closely with senior ERP Analysts from ITS, other members of IFT, and UNCG senior leadership to ensure UNCG's ERP systems support UNCG's strategic goals and regulatory requirements in the most effective way possible. The BPM-FIN reports directly to the Executive Director for Engage Banner 9 who also serves as the IFT chair. The IFT provides strategic business process governance, and, along with senior leaders from the various units, provides ERP Systems and data governance within an Agile framework.

Operational Documentation

  • Strategically manages the business process with university stakeholders, ERP Governance, and senior ERP Analysts from ITS to:
    • Understand and fully document Finance operational needs and how these needs function in conjunction with other UNCG business unit needs;
    • Ensure proper use of UNCG's ERP systems in support of integrated business processes.

Operational Efficiencies

  • Designs creative, efficient, integrated, and sustainable business solutions that provide for cost-effective cross-functional business processes;
  • Identifies needs for new institutional business processes or changes to existing business processes to improve integration and operational efficiency, streamline procedures, provide appropriate separation of duties, ensure policy and regulatory compliance, and mitigate risk to the university;
  • Collaborates with administrative areas throughout UNCG to make the customer experience clear, seamless, efficient, cost-effective, and integrated across UNCG business and academic functions.

Business Process Governance

  • Works with ITS, IFT and various functional units to ensure ERP systems function in accordance with UNCG's "Principles of ERP Implementation and Operation," UNCG's "Principles of Data Management," and UNCG's "Data Classification Policy."
  • Works with functional units, IFT, and ITS to ensure compliance with data quality standards and maintenance of institutional data consistency, accuracy, and integrity.
  • Ensures Finance business processes are designed to support UNCG's strategic plan.
  • Ensures adherence to Finance and university-wide business processes and policies by working with ERP and functional training specialists and managers to certify proficiency and continued compliance with business processes.

Metrics and Reporting

  • Develops measurements to monitor Finance business process performance and efficiency.
  • Reports performance on a monthly basis, and recommends and implements changes to improve performance as needed Performs other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

As senior business process design leader for Finance, the BPM-FIN must possess

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business Administration, or Accounting including a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated progressive operational and leadership responsibilities
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead ad hoc teams from functional units across the institution in development and implementation of integrated, cost-effective, customer-friendly, business processes;
  • Demonstrated experience working with functional units and Information Technology experts in testing ERP systems-based solutions to business process needs;
  • Experience managing development and maintenance of Finance process solutions, documentation and training, both within Finance and across an organization;
  • At least 5 years operational experience with ERP Finance solutions in a higher education environment;
  • Demonstrated understanding of some or all of these areas
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards
      (GASB) pronouncements for financial reporting for Public Universities and affiliated organizations (foundations)
    • Financial planning and budgeting in a university, including a good understanding of fund sources and related restrictions/rules, budget processes and cycles, budgetary position control, budgeting for auxiliary and trust operations, and student fees.
    • Cash management and controls
    • Capital Projects, Loans, Bonds and related compliance, Capital Accounting and debt service matters.
    • State and federal laws and regulations to higher education and taxes, including Foreign National Tax Administration
    • Contracts and grants administration and accounting, including Federal Uniform Guidance, facilities and administrative rate setting and application, and post award responsibilities
    • Purchasing functions and processes including requisition through payment, contract management and acquisition/bidding processes
    • Financial accounting best practices and oversight agency standards
  • A proven record developing and documenting business process needs and operational use cases;
  • Business process modeling experience using Agile Modeling, BPML, or other process modeling techniques;
  • The strong interpersonal and verbal communications skills required to effectively lead both functional stakeholders (including senior university leaders) and technical professionals in building, testing, implementing, and measuring efficacy of Finance business processes.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters' Degree
  • Experience as a university Director of Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 10 years' experience in higher education
  • Project Leadership experience
  • Agile Methodologies (Scrum, Kanban)

Additional Information:
UNCG's Finance ERP environment includes a number of third party applications. While the BPM-FIN may not be familiar with these applications, UNCG prefers the incumbent in this position to have some operational experience or familiarity with some or all of these applications:

  • Banner Finance
  • E~print / report distribution
  • E-Visions Intellicheck and FormsFusion
  • Automic Scheduling
  • Jaggaer / SciQuest
  • Chrome River Expense
  • Fixed Assets including perpetual inventory and bar coding
  • Banner Workflow;
  • Document management and imaging (Banner Document Management, Perceptive Content/ImageNow, or other Ellucian partner);
  • Reporting software (WebFOCUS, Argos, Cognos, Tableau, Rapid Insight, or other);

Tenure Status N/A

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name,
  • Company Name,
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Banner ENGAGE - 10103

Job Open Date 07/28/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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