Business Manager I

North Carolina State University

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Raleigh, NC
Contract type: Full time
North Carolina State University
In addition to your application please submit a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for at least three professional references.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number PG192012EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Business Manager I
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate upon education and experience
Work Schedule Monday - Friday; 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Flexible work arrangements, including virtual/hybrid work locations, may be available
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department College of Science - Statistics Dept
About the Department

The Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University was founded in 1941 by Gertrude M. Cox and is one of the oldest and largest programs in the country. We are the “birthplace” of SAS Institute, the world\'s largest privately owned software company, and one which specializes in statistical applications. The Department maintains a close relationship with SAS through student programs and other activities. The Department offers a diverse set of programs including Mathematical Statistics, Biomedical Statistics, Environmental Statistics, Industrial Statistics, and Statistical Genetics. It is unique among Statistics departments in that it houses graduate programs in both Statistics and Bioinformatics. The Department has 40 primary faculty members, most of whom are housed in SAS Hall on the University\'s main campus, and more than 260 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. The primary function of the Department is to achieve outstanding research, teaching, mentoring, consulting and collaborations on campus and world-wide, within a cohesive and diverse department, where all students, faculty, and staff receive fair and equitable treatment.
Essential Job Duties

The primary purpose of the Business Manager is to oversee and direct the business operations of the department in a manner that best facilitates and compliments the Department Head\'s leadership and objectives. This position reports directly to the Department Head with a dotted line report to the Assistant Dean for Culture, Talent, and Human Resources and the Assistant Dean for Finance and Business Management.

A thorough understanding of Accounting, Finance, Budget Management, Human Resource, and supervisory principles is required to perform this function successfully. The employee will be expected to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and minimal supervision and take ownership of the functional areas within their responsibility.

The position is responsible for the management, execution, oversight and coordination of a variety of business and administrative functions including finance; human resources; space and facilities planning; research administration; academic support and policy interpretation, modification, dissemination and monitoring. All functions may be accomplished either directly or through administrative staff. The employee has responsibility and accountability for all financial accounts in the department including all state appropriated funds, sales and service receipts, foundations, etc. and is responsible for coordinating with the college research office for research contracts and grants activity.

The employee is responsible for coordinating, developing, and monitoring the department\'s budgets including preparing budget forecasts, conducting variance analysis, providing analytical support and assessment, ensuring compliance, and performing strategic planning for a variety of dynamic and multi-dimensional funding sources. The employee supervises and manages administrative staff, either directly or as a resource to other supervisors, who are responsible for the day-to-day management of budgets, human resources, and other administrative support functions. The employee is responsible for interpreting, disseminating and enforcing federal, state, college, university and departmental finance, human resource and administrative policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

The employee is responsible for developing and implementing systems to ensure compliance in all their responsible functions and will maintain, reconcile, and report department-wide and special purpose financial accounting data using specialized fiscal knowledge within the department for faculty and department leadership. This position will apply specialized financial knowledge and reporting tools to respond to faculty, department head, and College and University needs on various accounts and budgets. This position is also responsible for providing significant guidance and effort to the department management team in strategically planning for the effective and efficient use of the financial resources of the department and must work closely with college and university departments to reconcile general ledger accounts and provide account guidance to faculty, department leadership, and college.

This position serves as a back-up to all their staff to ensure work performed is continued in their staff\'s absence and is integral to the continuity of operations during personnel transitions and will ensure business functions will continue when a staff member has a long-term absence or a position is vacant, directly or through the administrative staff of the department.

The College of Sciences aims at creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working environment. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive, welcoming of all groups, and abides by the cultural and behavioral aspirations in our culture charter. Please visit for more information on the College of Sciences Culture Charter.
Other Responsibilities



Minimum Education and Experience

Requires post-baccalaureate credentials with 5+ years of relevant experience; a bachelor\'s degree with 5+ experience including or exceeded by 1-2 years of supervisory experience may be substituted for the advanced qualifications on an exceptional basis.
Other Required Qualifications
  • Working, as well as the ability and desire to increase, knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) .
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, as well as the ability and continual desire to learn, federal, state, and university policies, procedures and regulations. Experience in developing and implementing policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain attention to details, prioritize and meet deadlines, and handle confidential matters accurately and discretely.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with high degree of accuracy, minimal supervision and take ownership of the functional areas within their responsibility.
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem solving abilities that include identifying non-routine problems, formulating plans and implementing solutions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to best practices in all business operations. Strong financial and accounting management experience with ability to effectively manage budgets, process and monitor financial transactions and reconcile finances.
  • Demonstrated responsibility for human resource and administrative functions. Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated management, analytical, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership, teamwork, and initiative.
  • Demonstrated experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated experience with position, finance and employee management systems.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft Financial and Human Resource Systems.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)

Valid NC Driver\'s License required No
Commercial Driver\'s License required No

Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

Job Open Date 08/24/2022
Anticipated Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application please submit a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for at least three professional references.

Position Details

Position Number 00043195
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 178501 - Statistics

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University 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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * * How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you selected \"Other\" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.
(Open Ended Question) * * Do you possess the following minimum requirements for this position: Requires post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor\'s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience?
  • Yes, I do have the required minimum education and/or experience
  • No, I do not have the required minimum education and/or experience
  • * Describe your formal education in accounting, business management, finance, public administration, and/or human resources as it relates to your qualifications to perform the responsibilities of this position?
(Open Ended Question) * * Please explain your experience managing complex fiscal operations in higher education and/or research and development organizations.

(Open Ended Question) * * Please briefly describe your experience in personnel management and/or human resources.

(Open Ended Question) * * Please explain your experience with a position, finance and employee management system (such as Peoplesoft, Banner, Workday, Oracle, NetSuite, etc.).

(Open Ended Question) * * We believe that embracing our diversity enriches the College of Sciences and NC State. We strive to nurture diversity in all its forms - identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities and opinions. What does diversity in the workplace mean to you? Please feel free to provide examples of how you have personally contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion in your professional life.

(Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents * Resume
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  • Contact Information for References
  • Resume/CV
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