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Associate Finance Director for Student Affairs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Financial Analyst - Advanced

Working Title:

Associate Finance Director for Student Affairs

Position Number:


Vacancy ID:


Budgeted Hiring Range:

$81,821 - $90,913

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Salary Grade Equivalent:


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

Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm; occasional evenings and weekends

Department Name and Number:

Student Affairs Ofc of the VC-640101

Date First Posted:


Closing Date:


Position Location:

Hybrid in Student Affairs Finance POD

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Department Description:

Student Affairs provides essential programs and services that enhance academic success and personal growth for more than 29,500 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at the University. These programs and services challenge and enable students to become compassionate and responsible citizens and leaders of the campus, local and global communities by fostering an inclusive, culturally diverse living and learning campus environment. Student Affairs includes 18 departments, more than 300 full-time and part-time professionals, and over 1,500 student workers who together work daily with campus administrators, faculty, and students to foster an environment of student learning and success.

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:

The position is currently a part of the Student Affairs Finance “Pod” and will function as a hybrid position with a maximum on campus work week of three days and offsetting workdays at their home location; hybrid schedule and work location are subject to change based on business needs. The position is responsible for the financial analysis of all Student Affairs Revenue totaling over $100M FY 21-22 Debt totaling $200M. The position is responsible for forecast creation and review, management, and metrics for internal and external presentations to management and other departments for the 15 non-auxiliary units and 3 auxiliary units. Additionally, the position is responsible for General Ledger management, Endowment and Gift management, Student Affairs quarterly and annual financial comparative analysis for all 18 department. The position reviews and centrally consolidates the capital planning analysis, deferred maintenance planning and analysis, budget analysis, as well as other monthly report compilations, financial review meetings with Department Directors, and Other Managers/Supervisors developmental budget/finance meetings. Responsible for monthly Student Affairs Finance onboarding of all staff. Serves as the redundancy to the Senior Finance Director of Student Affairs and has approval responsibility in all accounting, finance, and H/R transactions to maintain proper internal control audit expectations. The normal work hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. On occasion, this position may be required to work evenings or on weekends. The position reports to the Senior Finance Director for Student Affairs.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

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

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of a personal computer, word processing, and Excel spreadsheets.
- Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Must possess the ability to develop finance databases for Business Service functions including workflow, business best practices and Student Affairs policies and procedures.
- Demonstrated ability in General Ledger management.
- Demonstrated ability in Budget creation and management.
- Must possess knowledge to answer standard finance and business questions and serve as a Subject Matter Expert/ information generalist for Student Affairs.
- Must be able to review all systems and processes to provide suggestions for streamlining procedures and tasks in the Business Service units.
- Demonstrated ability to serve as an authority on financial analysis and long-range planning for the departments.
- Demonstrated ability to present business and finance information in small and large group settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

- MBA, MAC or MPA preferred.
- CPA preferred.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Finance and Administration or like Business degree or an Associate’s degree in Accounting or a minimum of four years of previous finance work experience.
- Minimum five (5) years’ demonstrated experience in financial management in a University.
- Previous demonstrated experience with Performa creation, forecasting, cash management, fund reserves, problem solving, financial analysis and approval authorization of HR and Finance transactions.
- Previous experience with gift, foundation, trust accounting and reconciliation.
- Demonstrated experience in GAAP, GASB and audit controls.
- Experience with PeopleSoft and Inforporte.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally

Stimulus/ARRA Funded:



The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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