The Senior Budget Analyst position may provide complex comparative analysis of all budget, position control and financial data contained in the University’s ERP – Banner. This position will be responsible for proactively analyzing data for trends, interdependencies, errors, and regulatory compliance to determine best actions. Position provides support to divisional leaders on understanding, using, and correcting financial actions.
This position must maintain a thorough technical knowledge of University systems, the North Carolina Accounting System (NCAS), the North Carolina Integrated Budget System (IBIS) and the North Carolina DataMart and how they interrelate to ensure the data integrity of all systems. Additional responsibilities may include complex analysis, reporting and reconciliations between internal and external systems. Position is also responsible for technical support, development assistance and testing of new systems and upgrades to ERP by providing recommendations on appropriate actions related to these essential systems and our budgetary data within them. This position will be the lead coordinator and manager of all system maintenance and upgrades as they impact the Budget Office. Overall, this position provides assistance in analysis, problem resolution, scenario development, training, presentation of data and recommending course of action based on knowledge of the university systems, state systems, GAAP, and state and/or federal regulations.
This position also assists the Assistant Director with data inquiries from Office of State Budget Management and System Office along with other various projects as needed. This position will also be a responsible lead for the Budget Office year-end processes that include the position budget roll, general funds operating roll, and the unbudgeted trust fund cash roll. This position will work closely with the Assistant Director of Budget to assist, as needed, throughout the major budgeting cycles, preparing data needed for requests internally and externally.
This position may assist in the supervision of junior Budget Analyst.
This position is eligible for remote work but will principally employ individuals who reside within or in close proximity to the State of North Carolina.
The recruitment range for this position is $68,000 – $83,000.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, or a related programmatic field and 2-4 yrs. related experience or a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, or a related programmatic field and 3-5 yrs. experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Five to seven years’ experience working in a higher education or financially complex organization is strongly desired
Ability to detect trends in financial data and determine the cause and effect of scenarios
Ability to identify risks associated with financial transactions
Maintain presentation of data in understandable ways
Experience working with Banner, NCAS, IBIS and/or Anaplan
Extensive analytics and reconciliation experience
Excellent presentation skills
Experience working as a project or team lead
Fundamental knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Experience performing detailed financial analysis and interpreting financial data and reports. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate financial data to senior management.
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team-oriented environment and independently
Ability to manage multiple and competing deadlines successfully
Must apply tremendous attention to detail in all levels of work
Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), reporting writing systems and ERP systems.
Experience creating spreadsheets with formulas and functions
Special Notes to Applicants
PLEASE NOTE: This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on 09/23/2022. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.
For more info, to apply, visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.
For more information and to apply by the closing date of 09/04/2022, visit https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/25815
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?Benefits of Working at UNCW
Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.
Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.
Full time employees are also eligible for up to three (3) paid waivers from the state and then UNCW provides an additional two waivers in the summer for classes taken only at UNCW including the application fee and book rental. In addition as a full time employee, UNCW offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service
The Finance team within the Division of Business Affairs supports the University’s mission, strategic vision, goals, and objectives by providing key financial services efficiently and effectively. The Finance team provides financial services directly to students and the campus community. Units within Finance include the Controller’s Office, the Office of Budget, Planning and Analysis, Purchasing Services, Student Accounts and Cashiers, and Financial Systems.
The Budget Office supports the Division of Business Affairs and the University’s mission by providing budgetary support to the entire University community in terms of maintaining and monitoring their budgets so that the continuing development of students, faculty, and staff is ensured with funds from both public and private sources. This office seeks to maintain fiscal integrity through development, review, revision, and control. The Budget Office is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, supervising, and administering all budgeting functions related to the operation of UNCW. Through ongoing planning and assessment of services, the Budget Office seeks to adapt to environmental change. Reporting is provided to all departments and divisions of the University, the Office of State Budget and Management, and to General Administration. The Budget Office is required to maintain the budgetary data in the Banner ERP system (position control in HR module and budget in Finance module), the North Carolina Accounting System (NCAS), the North Carolina Integrated Budget System (IBIS), and the North Carolina DataMart for personnel budgets. The Budget Office is responsible for the consolidation and maintenance of University budget records in order to provide accurate and complete budget and financial data to University management, State and Federal agencies.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.