Business Manager - NW District, UGA Extension
Position Summary: This position is based on the UGA Griffin Campus in the Northwest District Extension Office. It's responsible for the fiscal management of the Northwest District's operations including budget planning for both UGA and County funds, accounting, and human resources administration and oversight. The Business Manager functions with a high degree of autonomy requiring independent judgment and is highly competent and skilled in the understanding of fiscal and administrative requirements for ongoing effective County Extension operations. This position serves as the sole fiscal resource in each assigned geographic District for County Extension Coordinators, the Associate Dean for Extension, and the CAES Business Office. http://extension.uga.edu/about/districts--facilities--and-centers/northwest-district.html
Responsibilities: Business and Finance: 1. Serves as the primary person responsible for management and oversight of all financial activities of the Extension District including, but not limited to, assisting in the development of budgets, preparation of Pending Awards, position management, and purchasing approvals and support (including p-card). Develops monthly and annual statements of funds and reviews accounts. 2. Manages county contracts for 39 counties (including Boards of Education and Boards of Commissions). Ensures county Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) are up to date, facilitates resolution of county budget issues, activates county salary increases through UGA payroll systems, reviews monthly county financial reports and QuickBooks summaries to ensure compliance with county operations fund policies. Resolves issues as necessary with general consultation with District Extension Director. 3. Reviews status reports and monthly reconciliation reports and prepares budget amendments to transfer funds between accounts as needed, may support tax filing issues as necessary. 4. Ensures accurate allocation and accounting of contracts and grants. Reviews and tracks expenditures for all Federal and State accounts. 5. Supports and provides oversight for compliance with all UGA accounting processes including fiduciary best-practices in county operations accounts and cash management. 6. Provides first level approvals for travel expense statements and check requests for all District employees, both UGA and county paid employees. 7. Effectively utilizes emerging technology to support District efficiencies. 8. Represents the District Office through the preparation of reports and/or attendance at UGA or county meetings as necessary. 9. Other responsibilities within the purpose and scope of this role.
Qualifications: Completion of a Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or a related discipline with seven years of related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.