Senior Budget Analyst

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Vacancy Number


Position Title

Budget Analyst

Working Title

Senior Budget Analyst

Competency Level



Budget - 35120

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

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.


Finance - 35150 College

College/School Information

University Information

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.

Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

This Senior Budget Analyst position provides 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. This 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 with how they interrelate to ensure the data integrity of all systems. Additional responsibilities include complex analysis, reporting and reconciliations between internal and external systems. This 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 not limited to 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.

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.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in public
administration, business administration, accounting, or a related programmatic field; or an equivalent combination of training and

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred education, professional skills and experience

  • 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.
  • Two to four years’ experience working in a 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
  • Keep data in understandable ways
  • Experience working with Banner, NCAS, and IBIS
  • Extensive analytics and reconciliation experience
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience working as a project or team lead
  • CPA is preferred

  • Required Certifications or licensure


    Recruitment Range

    $73,500 - $75,633


    1.0 (40 hours per week)

    Months Per Year

    12 Months

    Work Days

    Monday - Friday

    Work Hours

    8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Type of Position


    Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited

    Position Number


    Job Posting Date


    Posting Close Date


    Special Notes to Applicants

    PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM on the posted closing date. 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 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.

    This position is being recruited at the Advanced level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

    EEO Statement

    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.

    Eligibility for Employment

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington 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.

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    Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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