About the Opportunity This position serves as the Director of University Supporting Services, a non-profit organization. The Director reports directly to the Senior Associate VP For HR Services and assists in planning, oversight and management of the University Supporting Services finance and budgetary operations. This is a leadership and management position which requires highly specialized fiscal and accounting work in a non-profit organization. This position will bring critical capacity to the oversight of numerous financial coding and reimbursement issues, and fiscal reporting requirements.
This position will work on site at least 3 days a week at our state-of-the-art high-rise office space in the Dillon Building located in Raleigh's vibrant Warehouse District. Covered on-site downtown parking is free to our employees. Employees will also have free access to a gym on site, the benefit of being down the block from the Morgan Street Food Hall & Market, as well as other local dining, arts and shopping amenities.
This position must consistently ensure the processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and meet deadlines for various reports and processing of expenditures. This position ensures that payroll submission and campus invoicing is completed accurately and in a timely manner. The Director will perform a variety of fiscal report generation and analysis functions and perform budget and accounting activities which involve funds of considerable size and complexity.
In addition to the above, the position:
Designs and implements accounting processes, ensuring compliance with all organizational and departmental policies and procedures, and providing analysis of income and expenditures.
Works closely with leadership to reconcile general ledger accounts.
Is responsible for planning, organization, and direction of the organization’s operations and programs.
Is responsible for the management, execution, oversight, and coordination of a variety of business, finance, human resources, and administrative functions
Provides significant guidance and effort to management in strategically planning for the effective and efficient use of University Supporting Services by constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina
Identifies and implements opportunities for cost savings.
About the UNC System Office The UNC System Office includes the offices of the President and other senior administrators of the multi-campus University of North Carolina System. The UNC System is a treasured public institution dedicated to serving the people of North Carolina through world-class teaching, research, and community engagement. Today, nearly 250,000 students are enrolled in our 16 universities across the state and at the NC School of Science and Mathematics. System Office staff is responsible for executing the policies of the UNC Board of Governors and providing University-wide leadership in the areas of academic affairs, business and financial management, long-range planning, student affairs, research, legal affairs, and government relations. The UNC System Office also has administrative oversight of a number of University affiliates, including PBS North Carolina, the North Carolina Arboretum, the NC State Education Assistance Authority, and University of North Carolina Press.
About the Team The University Supporting Services associated entity has been established to be the employer of record for certain classes of employees hired on behalf of constituent institutions and/or other educational, philanthropic, and public service associated entities. This entity will provide employment services across specific position types and UNC institutions. University Supporting Services is a child corporation under the UNC Foundation. Both entities work to support the mission of the University of North Carolina as a public, multi-campus university dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. In the fulfillment of this mission, University Supporting Services enables aforementioned organizations, operational flexibility for their non-permanent, non-state workforce through a set of comprehensive HR administrative services, payroll, compliance, and employee benefit plans priced and administered at scale. Employee classes hired by this entity may include one or a combination of:
Staff employed to support non-state entities
Staff supporting other associated entities.
Minimum Education, Experience, and Skills Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, or related field with at least three (3) years of experience in financial management; or a bachelor’s degree in a related field with at least five (5) years of experience in financial management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Financial and Accounting:
A thorough knowledge of management including budgetary principles, techniques, and practices is required
Ability to understand, interpret and apply specific rules and regulations governing the processing of fiscal documents, maintenance of financial records, and the preparation of fiscal reports
General knowledge of purchasing and accounting practices and procedures
Ability to plan and direct fiscal and business services
Ability to plan, supervise and instruct personnel in record keeping and other clerical and accounting work
University Supporting Services Operations:
Considerable knowledge of principles and practice of business administration, finance, information systems management and human resources in a non-profit organization
Knowledge of the entity’s organization and operation and impact on all applicable federal and state laws
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of non-profit business operations
Considerable knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, and equipment
Considerable knowledge of the organization of The University of North Carolina
Ability to select, train and supervise employees engaged in business operations
Ability to work with outside auditors to ensure compliance with all federal filings for non-profit organizations
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business partners at constituent institutions
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills Prior experience in planning and managing a non-profit business or governmental program is preferred.
Special instructions to applicants: The position remains open until filled, but applications received by September 10, 2023 will be given priority consideration.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Other Information The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
To claim veteran's preference, all eligible persons must indicate their eligibility as requested on the application. A DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, may be required later in the selection process.
The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.