Business Officer III
University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

University of Idaho

Business Officer III

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Facilities Management

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $98,760.00 - $105,099.00 annually, depending on education and experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The position advises assigned college or unit administrative leadership about financial matters, oversees, and advises the leadership team about financial and administrative decisions affecting their units. This position is responsible for ensuring the fiscal integrity of all general education, donation, revenue, grant and other budgets, within the specified units, ensuring compliance with all governing federal, state and University of Idaho policies and procedures and for providing the full spectrum of budgeting and administrative requirements for the unit including high-level budget planning and fiscal management.

  • Provides leadership, support, direction and training for financial support staff.
  • Collaboratively developing current and long-term budgets
  • Monitoring funds usage and preparing budget projections, developing and providing periodic financial reports for unit leadership and other administrators as required.
  • Provides leadership and guidance for business processes.
  • Acting as a representative for the units in policy and compliance matters, financial business, accountability, and financial strategic planning in addition to providing general unit support in areas of strategic importance
  • Other duties as assigned.

Positions at this level manage a portfolio of funds for a college or division with annual operating expenses of approximately $20 - $30m, comprised of General Education funding and generally four or more additional fund types of moderate to high complexity. Positions supervise dedicated teams of financial specialists. In addition, they functionally supervise the work of administrative and/or financial specialists with alternate reporting lines within the college or division. Fiscal operations at this level generally support activities of 150 - 200 faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, Business or Public Administration.
  • Seven years of management-level and/or supervisory experience in the areas of budget, fiscal or business operations including:
    • Working with administrators to develop multi-source budgets.
    • Monitoring use of funds.
    • Use of electronic business systems.
    • Organizing and analyzing financial data in spreadsheet software to prepare summaries and financial reports.
    • Editing and writing business correspondence using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in business, economics, accounting or related field.
  • Experience working in an academic setting.Experience working with state or federal governmental funds.
  • Experience utilizing database systems, spreadsheets and accounting systems to analyze, compile and produce a variety of reports.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP003836P

Posting Date: 03/13/2023

Closing Date: 4/2/2023

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:
Applicants, please provide a resume, list of 3 references and a letter of qualification which provides examples of how you meet each of the required experience, required education and any applicable additional preferred qualifications.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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