Budget Analyst

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Budget Analyst - Journey

Working Title:

Budget Analyst

Position Number:

00055583, 20037918, 20030521

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$55,000 - $63,000

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Department Name and Number:

VC for Res-620100

Date First Posted:


Closing Date:


Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description:

The primary commitment of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) is to support the University’s research mission and to lead the University’s efforts in economic development. Toward that end, we assist individual faculty members in their research endeavors, encourage interdisciplinary activities across campus and foster programs that promote economic progress. We also play an important role in the University’s relationships with foundations, federal agencies, corporations, and the state and federal government.

Specifically, we assist faculty research efforts by providing startup and matching funds to support new programs and initiatives. We also provide administrative support for our research activities through the Office of Sponsored Research, the Office of Research Communications, the Office of Research Development, and the Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. In all, the VCR Division consists of 12 administrative offices and 17 centers and institutes.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

This posting is for 3 identical positions (00055583, 20037918, 20030521 . By applying to this posting you will be considered for all three positions.

The Budget Analyst will provide oversight and support in the execution of the budget and expense to a specific portfolio consisting of Principal Investigators and/or Center/Institute Directors. This support will include pre-award, post-award, and financial management of other fund types. On the pre-award side, this position will work with research teams to develop proposal budgets, work with subcontractors to develop their budgets and other materials, complete applications such as CAYUSE and PHS forms, process RAMSeS Internal Processing Form for institutional routing, and liaison with OSR. This position will provide support for finance and post-award activities by independently reviewing and approving transactions, reconciling and reporting on various fund types, providing personnel and non-personnel projections, and acting as a liaison with central offices and sponsors. The total annual budget managed by this position will be in the range of $15-20 million with annual expenditures in the range of $5-$7.5 million.

This position will examine budgets and expenditures for compliance with applicable state, federal, and agency laws. This position will provide consultation, technical assistance, and coordination in the preparation and execution of the initial, continuation, operating, and expansion budgets through pre-award and post-award processes that will utilize multiple funding sources. This position completes or evaluates methodologies used in the preparation of proposal budgets and/or program spending forecasts and provides technical assistance to improve the accuracy of projections. The position will evaluate program, policy, and rule changes to determine their fiscal and program impact and to assure compliance with state, federal, and agency requirements. The position is responsible for the coordination and evaluation of state, federal, and agency required reports to ensure that they meet their respective requirements. The position may review and approve contract recommendations to assure that contracts are consistent with state, federal, and agency guidelines. This position will identify risk and adverse issues generated in budget and program activities, present appropriate issues and recommend solutions to management. Professional technical knowledge and analytical skills will assure that goals and outcomes are provided with effective support.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, or related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

It is necessary for the candidate to demonstrate the following:
• Knowledge and experience working with pre- and post-award financial management from a variety of sponsors.
• Extensive experience with calculating payroll and forecasting.
• Thorough understanding of how to interpret regulations and guidelines from a wide variety of funding agencies and use the funding mechanism required by those agencies.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).
• Extensive experience creating spreadsheets and developing formulas in Excel.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.
• Ability to perform work with a high degree of autonomy, accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Three or more years of experience with financial management of sponsored research (pre- and post-award).
• Previous experience with UNC-CH systems (e.g., CAYUSE, RAMSeS, ConnectCarolina, Infoporte).
• Experience with State, F&A, trust, and other fund types.
• Experience with financial and pre-/post-award management workflow tools.
• Experience managing funds and awards for multiple principal investigators across multiple units.
• Experience with shadow accounting.
• Experience with electronic personnel salary source management.
• Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA), and/or Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA) credentials.
• Experience managing or providing work direction to peers and clients/customers.

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Job No:
Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time