Budget Office Director

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Classification:Fiscal Manager 4
Grade:Grade 83
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VCAS Budget Office
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage is looking for a talented and motivated individual to fill the position of Budget Director. This position provides a critical role at UAA in coordinating the budget and working with University Administration, Deans and Directors in all aspects of the budget. This position also assures the university complies with UA Board of Regents and State of Alaska fiscal policy, regulations, and statutes. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


10Develop the technical procedures for the initial distribution of the appropriated operating budget, ensuring that university and state regulations, policies and procedres are met. This requires a comprehensive analysis of applicable legistlation, 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-expeditures are avoided, and that appropriate managers are informed of the status of the operating budgets. Review, evaluate and approve all operating budget revisions.Essential
10Oversee 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
15Direct 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
15Direct 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.Essential
20Respond 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
25Act 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
5Provide budgetary training to departmental fiscal managers. This includes determining and/or responding to recipients' needs, designing the instructional format, and developing training materials.Essential


The UAA community has identified four competencies at the heart of quality at UAA. These qualities are core to everything we do:

Effective Communication - The knowledge and skills necessary to engage in effective communication in diverse contexts and formats.
Creative and critical thinking - The knowledge and skills necessary for the critical exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events in order to creatively design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer complex questions or achieve a desired goal.
Intercultural Fluency - The knowledge and skills necessary to promote effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts, particularly in terms of the diverse populations of Alaska.
Personal, Professional, and Community Responsibility - The knowledge and skills necessary to promote personal flourishing, professional excellence, and community engagement.

Additional skills and abilities specific to the Budget Director include:

Knowledge of development, monitoring and reviewing budgets.
Proven success in leadership and management.
Experience with process improvement methods
In-depth working knowledge of university or public-sector fiscal policy and procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Knowledge of university org, fund, and program code structure preferred.
Proficiency in interpreting financial data in order to provide guidance to University administration, and ability to communicate that data effectively to internal and external constituencies.
Thorough knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and query development, such as used in Banner Finance/HR, TOAD and Excel software. Ability to create queries, produce reports, and summarize results for analysis.
Ability to understand and interpret complex regulations, such as State of Alaska Gaming, University payroll procedures, and Board of Regents policy.


5 years progressively responsible fiscal (or related) management experience.
Supervisory experience.


Master’s degree in related field and 5 years progressively responsible fiscal management experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Professional licensure preferred (e.g. CPA, CFM).

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

This is a full-time, Grade 83, minimum $81,515 annually, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

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.

Training Policy:

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.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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