Administrative Staff Officer III

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Job Title:

Administrative Staff Officer III

Requisition Number:


Working Title:

Budget Officer

Department Name:

8F000:College of Business and Economics

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

5 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 10 lbs; long periods of sitting and/or standing; effectively communicating with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


Primarily days, with core hours from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Weekend and evening hours may be required as workload demands.

Job Summary:

The Gatton College of Business is currently seeking a Budget Officer position. The Budget Officer implements budgeting and financial record keeping procedures to ensure efficient coordination of various departmental, grant and designated accounts, maintains accurate information regarding the financial status of cost centers, advises the immediate supervisor regarding financial decisions, assists the immediate supervisor and the cost center’s department heads with allotment and expense projections, and prepares a variety of operational and financial reports and spreadsheets. The Budget Officer coordinates the development of training programs and presents and/or facilitates the presentation of specific topical training sessions related to financial and budgetary topics in support of various cost center initiatives.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Strong computer skills, including the development of spreadsheets and reports using graphs and charts, is required. Comfort with common accounting software and utilization of automation to perform routine bookkeeping and review activities. Good interpersonal, communication, organizational, and administrative skills are necessary. The aptitude to initiate and follow through with work responsibilities and to meet deadlines with a minimum level of supervision is a must. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures, backgrounds and business acumen is required.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Master’s degree preferred.

An accounting degree is preferred. A degree in a related field with significant accounting experience would suffice. Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting, financial budgeting is required. Demonstrated experience managing a team is preferred. Excellent understanding of financial reporting, reviewing accounts, ability to build forecasting models and utilize financial data for decision making are a must.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 1/10/2021
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