Budget Office Director
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Classification:Fiscal Manager 4
Work type: Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VCAS Budget Office
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance
University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications for the UAA Budget Director. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, the Budget Director works closely with the university chancellor and cabinet, deans, directors, department chairs, and the Campus Budget Advisory Board to provide subject matter expertise and guidance related to UAA’s $301 million total fund operating budget. The Director leads the Budget Office in providing timely, accurate and meaningful information to support strategy and decision-making, operating in Banner ERP with a hybrid budget model environment.
10 Develop the technical procedures for the initial distribution of the appropriated operating budget, ensuring that university and state regulations, policies and procedures are met. This requires a comprehensive analysis of applicable legislation, transposing it to university budget format, and including executive management decisions regarding distribution. Continually maintain operating budgets to ensure authority is adjusted when appropriate, potential over-expenditures are avoided, and that appropriate managers are informed of the status of the operating budgets. Review, evaluate and approve all operating budget revisions. Essential
10 Oversee agency accounting, labor redistribution, and journal voucher entry processes. Provide support to community campuses when necessary to assist them in task completion ( student government budgets). Prepare year-end analyses for deferred summer tuition. Essential
15 Direct technical preparation and submission of operating requests. Involves comprehensive instructions, incorporates MAU's financial plans/goals while complying with state and university directives. Includes a schedule for the orderly process of collecting, preparing, evaluating, reviewing, making appropriate recommendations and compiling the final documents. Essential
15 Direct the management reporting function for the Anchorage MAU. Work with major budget units on status of annual budget. Meet with deans, directors, and fiscal managers on financial status of their respective unit. Serve as business manager for Kodiak College Essential
20 Respond to all requests for analytical fiscal studies and analyses solicited from local, state, and other external agencies regarding university budgetary matters. Develop and prepare comprehensive and informative analysis of budgetary information for all levels of university and statement management. This is accomplished by evaluating the recipients' needs, determinig what information is required, developing an appropriate format for presenting data, and determining the appropriate sources for gathering the required data. Essential
25 Act as chief budget advisor to UAA by providing executive management team with input on issues relating to budget management and financial planning. Support executive management in the overall long- and short-range financial planning of the MAU. This is accomplished by assembling and analyzing hisotircal financial data, identifying trends, providing forecasts, explaining processes and techniques, and providing recommendations. Essential
5 Provide budgetary training to departmental fiscal managers. This includes determining and/or responding to recipients' needs, designing the instructional format, and developing training materials. Essential
University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications for the UAA Budget Director. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, the Budget Director works closely with the university chancellor and cabinet, deans, directors, department chairs, and the Campus Budget Advisory Board to provide subject matter expertise and guidance related to UAA’s $301 million total fund operating budget. The Director leads the Budget Office in providing timely, accurate and meaningful information to support strategy and decision-making, operating in a Banner ERP environment and a hybrid budget model. Within the Administrative Services division, the Budget Director is a member of a team of leaders responsible for providing a wide array of services and support to the Anchorage and UAA Community Campuses, including strategic planning for resource management in a multi-year, multi-fund context.
The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, a leadership style that is transparent, approachable and authentic, be an optimistic, collaborative, and strategic forward-looking thinker and doer who demonstrates integrity, confidentiality and attention to detail and accuracy; proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively across a large, complex organization; analytical and problem-solving experience in a complex environment; experience with university system and state budget and finance policies and procedures; experience with and development of current financial management and reporting applications and technologies; excellent communication skills; supervisory experience; experience working with and serving diverse populations.
Surrounded by natural beauty in an urban environment, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) offers a gateway to innovative thinking, learning and exploration. With a total student population of nearly 18,000, UAA is the largest of Alaska’s three public post-secondary institutions in the University of Alaska system. While the main campus is in Anchorage, UAA includes community campuses in Homer, Kodiak, Palmer, Soldotna, and Valdez, as well as Middle Colleges for high school students in Anchorage, Palmer and Eagle River. UAA is a comprehensive university whose core missions are excellence, student success, access, and workforce development. UAA offers programs leading to the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as vocational and professional certificates. UAA students experience a hands-on education, in and out of the classroom, with unique opportunities in academics, research and leadership, both locally and globally. UAA’s students and faculty come from diverse backgrounds, yet the university community is firmly rooted in Alaska. Together, the community celebrates the cultural richness of its Southcentral Alaska location, the ancestral homelands of the Dena’ina Athabascan, Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq, and Eyak peoples.
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Analytical; Interpretative; Communication/interpersonal
Organizational; Leadership; Attention to detail; advanced Microsoft Excel skills; Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and problem solve at all levels of the organization on a daily basis.
Minimum of 5 years budget administration experience in higher education, government, or non-profit organization; experience performing financial analysis and forecasting in a multi-year context for a large organization; a record of effectively communicating and presenting complex information to diverse audiences.
TYPICAL EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, public administration, political science or related field; or an equivalent combination of training, education, and/or experience.
This is a full-time,
Grade 83, minimum $80,704 annually, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on March 9, 2020. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 3/8/2020. Applications received after this date may not be considered.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.
Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time 14 Feb 2020
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