The Director of Finance and Business Affairs provides comprehensive management of complex business, fiscal and administrative functions to address the needs of the Graduate School and its constituent units. Financial administration includes budget management from state, discretionary, endowed, grant, and fee accounts totaling more than $18 million dollars. The Director oversees all account reconciliation and financial reporting, coordinating the activities of the business support staff and ensuring proper accounting and business practices, policy interpretation, and implementation. The Director of Finance and Business Affairs works closely with the Dean of the Graduate School in budget planning and forecasting. The Director also coordinates and oversees the allocation of individual budgets to the different units within the Graduate School. The Director provides the leadership in developing and improving business processes and procedures and represents the Graduate School on campus wide business improvement initiatives such as e-procurement, p-card, and other systems for administrative management. The Director coordinates and directs all business activities for the constituent units of the Graduate School located in various places on campus. Additionally the Director troubleshoots and develops solutions for Graduate School business procedures and conducts reporting and data analyses to meet the needs of the School.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related business area and two years of administration management or business management experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Ideal candidate would have a general knowledge of information technology principles, project management practices, office management and personnel administration. Experience in higher education preferred.
A Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration is preferred.
Budget and fund management and experience with the administration of various types of funds (i.e. general state funds, institutional trust funds, receipt-based funds and funds supported by tuition increments).
Supervisory/Management experience is a plus.
A successful applicant needs to be able to demonstrate competency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Access at Intermediate to Advanced levels.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and report complex financial data using a variety of formats suitable to diverse audiences.
Strong leadership skills, process improvement skills, and demonstrated ability to understand and navigate through complex matters.
Ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and verbally; able to present, persuade, and influence across various audiences.
Excellent organizational skills, tact, and judgement in dealing with sensitive information.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.