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Director of Financial Planning and Budgets

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Functional Title:

Director of Financial Planning and Budgets

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Position Eclass:

E2 - SAAO II 12 Month Leave Earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The mission of Financial Planning & Budgets is to provide basic information and guidance to all departments/schools and offices of the University concerning the establishment, revision, reporting, administration, and control of budgets, as well as financial analysis and budget projections. Financial Planning & Budgets coordinates the preparation of the biennial budget request and administers those budgets when approved. The office also administers budgets for auxiliary operations, the Chancellor’s allocation of unrestricted gifts and investment income, student fees, and overhead receipts. The office prepares long-term financial forecasts for UNC Greensboro and its related entities. The office plays an integral role in the issuance of bonds to finance self-supporting construction projects and prepares financial projections for auxiliary operations and student fees.

Position Summary:

The Director of Financial Planning and Budgets has direct relationships and communications with the Office of State Budget and Management, UNC System Office, UNCG Vice-Chancellors, Deans, Department Heads, and Directors. Professionalism is required at all times.

Functional responsibility includes:

Reversion Planning, Projections & Analysis
Coordination of Carryforwards, Special Allocations
Debt Issues
Campus Training
GA Revenue Domain Budget Issues
Special Requests

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field, or a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, and an equivalent amount of education and experience are required. A minimum of six (6) years of accounting, auditing, and similar experience, including two years at a supervisory level, is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

A CPA certificate and 8 years experience in public sector financial administration is desired with at least three years of experience in financial administration within the State of North Carolina community college or university system.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

$127,139 – $140,000

Org #-Department:

Fin Planning and Budgets - 56203

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Key Responsibility:

  • Develop in partnership with the VC for Finance and Administration and the VC for Finance short, mid and long-range operational and strategic plans to fund plans for the Chancellor’s vision for UNCG
  • Leadership and management of UNCG’s Office of Financial Planning and Budgets exhibiting professional competence and skill
  • Communicate complex budget and financial information to a variety of stakeholders with different levels of budget and financial acumen
  • Develop and sustain a high-performing Financial Planning and Budget team focused on customer service and quality.
  • Develop policy and procedures for the campus and the Budget office and advise on policy and procedures across campus containing references to budget management.

Essential Tasks:

Plan and execute budget cycles, and control the state and non-state budgets.

Prepare detailed reports relative to budgetary matters.

Analyze cost and resources for the University as a whole and for components thereof.

Plan, organize, and coordinate budgetary financial planning and budget analysis.

Communication with all levels of administrators.

Understand academic programs and policy as well as use of modern methods in conjunction with the state budget process and generally accepted budget processes for higher education.

Perform special projects as directed.

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Key Responsibility:

  • Act as the liaison with UNC System
  • Manage tuition and fee process on campus

Essential Tasks:

  • Receive advisement from the UNC System office regarding various budget issues such as enrollment growth and All Funds Budget.
  • Taking directives from the UNC System office and acting on them.

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Key Responsibility:

  • Forecast revenues from different source
  • Monitor revenues and expenditures and directly manage related activities during fiscal year-end closing by reviewing financial reports that show budget to actual

Essential Tasks:

  • Retrieve data from multiple sources including tuition, fees, parking, and auxiliaries. Work directly with campus units and academic colleges to determine accurate forecasts based on projected enrollment.
  • Encourage the collection of receipts that are due to the University. The year-end spend down is managed by balancing between spending unspent funding and the amount of carryforward that management has decided it wants to have at fiscal year-end.

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Key Responsibility:

  • Lead a team of budget professionals and key liaison contacts across campus

Essential Tasks:

  • Oversee a budget department compiled of an Assistant Budget Director and five budget analysts. Also, provide availability to assist contacts across campus with budgetary questions and issues.

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Key Responsibility:

  • Establish and coordinate the annual budget decision-making schedules and processes
  • Oversee position control by providing guidance to the position control accountant from time to time.

Essential Tasks:

  • Oversee preparation of budget biennial budget requests including continuation, capital and expansion budgets, and campus-based budgets.
  • Provide guidance regarding sources of funding for positions and management approval of new positions.

Physical Effort:

Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - F, Eye-hand coordination - F

Work Environment:

Inside - F


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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