Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or other discipline related to the area of assignment and three years of progressive related experience, one of which must have been supervisory in nature; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in the University of North Carolina System, or another N.C. state agency, in a budget & financial management capacity with a thorough understanding of different fund types. Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal, are critical in every facet of this position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will serve as backup to the University Budget Director. Essential job duties include, but are not limited to, budgeting and accounting expertise for administration and campus departments; to control and report on the University's State operating funds, to oversee the integration, execution and reconciliation of personnel budgets to position records; to collaborate with the Budget Director in the annual budget allocation process for University funds as directed by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs; and to coordinate with and support the management of other fund types as necessary.
In the absence of the University Budget Director, the Assistant Director is expected to act on his/her behalf in providing support to management, responding to external governing agencies regarding the state operating budget and all personnel budgets, and ensuring that any deadlines are met, monitoring any requests in other areas and communicating them to the proper staff person(s), and dealing with any critical or time sensitive supervisory concerns.
Additional job functions and responsibilities include the following:
Responsibility for providing budgeting and accounting support for informal capital improvement projects (< $300k), certain institutional trust funds, and for the auxiliary units
Assist with the coordination of the annual student tuition and fee rate request process
Provide support to the University Budget Director for Board of Trustee and Board of Governors presentations
Participate in the formulation, interpretation, and implementation of policies related to the General Fund and University Personnel Budget Management
Provide analyses and projections which assist with the utilization and maximization of the University’s 2.5% Management flexibility carry forward authority.
Five years' experience in public higher education with a concentration of experience in budget development, budget execution, and with reporting for operating/capital budgets and integrated personnel subsidiary budgets.
Experience working in a university budget and financial management capacity within the University of North Carolina System, or another N.C. state government agency, with a thorough understanding of fund accounting.
Three years' supervisory experience or equivalent combination of training and experience desired, but not required.
Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
Proven skills in applied use of technology and change management in support of higher education and public accounting, including experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, preferably Banner Finance, WebFOCUS and the State of NC Integrated Budget Information System, along with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word and Powerpoint).
Ability to prioritize, manage and successfully complete multiple tasks simultaneously. Commitment to support the University's mission and build positive collaborative relationships with all University constituents.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.