Business Officer - Journey

Job description

Requisition Number S1554

Position Number 013740

Position Classification Title Business Officer

Functional Title Business Officer - Journey

Position Type Staff

Position Summary

The Dean's Office in the Bryan School of Business & Economics is currently seeking qualified candidates for consideration for a Business Officer. Duties and responsibilities include:

Supervision and management of business operations

  • Develop and recommend business policies and strategy to improve unit operations.
  • Identify and provide essential financial information for the annual planning and decision-making process.
  • Advise and educate deans, department heads, faculty, program directors and staff on operational matters related to budgets, finances, and other business operations.
  • Disseminate critical information regarding fiscal/personnel policies and procedures to the unit.
  • Provide responsive and customer-service oriented advice and assistance to others in the School related to budgeting, accounting, and business operations activities.
  • Ensure adherence of the School's business operations to University policies and procedures.

Budget management and fiscal oversight

  • Manage and oversee budget planning activities including the creation and development of the annual calendar and annual budgets.
  • Coordinate formulation, implementation, and administration of the annual budget process - state, tuition differential, non-state (restricted and unrestricted), quasi-endowments, and revenue funds.
  • Review, analyze, and implement all unit level budget allocations.
  • Monitor and review budgets to determine if allocated funds are appropriately spent.
  • Monitor spending and provide regular budget updates and reports for deans and other managers.

Business Information Analysis

  • Use a variety of reporting tools to produce budget and personnel reports for internal and external purposes.
  • Respond to budget and finance related inquires and requests from external offices.
  • Provide required budget and financial operations information for external rankings surveys and AACSB accreditation reports at the school, department and program level.
  • Identify unit budget planning and analysis needs.

Manage the development, establishment, implementation, and execution of SHRA processes

  • Advise managers and supervisors on classification needs and staffing requirements with a broad understanding of both short- and long-term goals of unit management.
  • Consult with managers and supervisors on writing and developing job descriptions, position classifications, and performance management plans.
  • Provide consultation on salary administration and recommend appropriate salary actions.
  • Assure that HR transactions are processed in a timely and accurate manner in the work unit with attention to data integrity.
  • Manage access for unit staff to University HR Systems.
  • Assist staff in obtaining necessary training and delivering on-the-job training opportunities.
  • Serve as back-up to unit's EHRA Manager.

Provide Supervision and coordination of workload of Staff member(s)

  • Provide supervision and oversight to Business Services Coordinator. This includes coaching, training, delegating work assignments, and managing performance.

Other responsibilities, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years experience with budget management and purchasing in a university setting.
  • Experience in using Banner Finance, Banner HR, and Quickbooks
  • Demonstrated ability using financial and information systems to create and update records, and using computers for data management, analysis and the display of results and reports.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite programs (including Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point) and Adobe programs; and, the ability to create and share materials for business decision-making and reporting purposes. Use of excel on a regular basis and other advanced level skills in excel is expected.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines successfully, work in a fast-paced, results oriented environment with a “service-oriented” customer focus. Attention to detail is a must.
  • Proven ability to take direction, function independently and without a great deal of supervision. Knowledge and skills in planning, organizing and problem-solving are necessary. Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities while meeting schedules and deadlines effectively.

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For consideration, applicants must upload:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter, not to exceed one page, detailing personal qualifications as they relate to the position description
  • List of references

Reference list must contain at least three (3) professional references that include:

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

Recruitment Range $57,000 - $63,646

Org #-Department Dean's Office - Bryan School of B&E - 11801

Work Hours of Position 8 A.M. - 5 P.M., Monday - Friday

Job Family Administrative and Managerial

Open Date 07/11/2018

Close Date 07/24/2018

Job Close Date

FLSA Non-Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

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

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please indicate your highest level of education:
      • High School Diploma/GED
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Master's Degree
      • Doctorate Degree (PhD)
    2. * Do you have work experience in a higher education setting?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * 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
    4. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

      (Open Ended Question)

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    Posted: 7/12/2018
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