Assistant Director of Finance, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Internal Number: 200581
Vacancy ID: P013656
This position reports directly to the Director of Business Development and Finance and includes responsibility for financial and budget management across the Kenan Institute and its ten affiliated centers. This includes highly complex, specialized accounting and analysis of all financial activity at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, including budget development and financial analytics, financial and compliance oversight of sponsored research activities at both the Institute and the Kenan-Flagler Business School, and utilizing reporting tools available through the university and as well as the development of internal financial reporting tools.
This position will interface a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders including corporate foundations, federal and state agencies, charitable foundations, individual donors, and the William R. Kenan Jr. Funds, among others. The role also includes a wide variety of complex financial compliance responsibilities within UNC, including effort certification, procurement oversight, financial projections for the Institute and its component projects, pre and post-award reporting, data use agreements, industry contracting agreements, and corporate and foundation sponsorships. Key relationships for this position include program officers at partner corporations, foundations and government agencies; KFBS financial services; UNC's Office of Sponsored Research; the UNC Office of Industry Contracting; UNC Office of Legal Counsel, KFBS leadership, KFBS Center directors and staff, and faculty leadership at the business school and other institutions.
This position requires the ability to analyze financial data from wide array of Institute programs, generate financial projections, independently resolve financial issues, and recommend changes in processes and procedures associated with the Institute's finances. In addition, the position requires the ability to independently create analytical reports and to present and translate data to a wide variety of audiences ranging from external partners, KFBS faculty, Institute leadership, business school leadership, and center leadership.
This includes adherence to university policies and procedures while processing often complex transactions to meet the programmatic needs while adhering to the Institute's needs. The position will be responsible for analyzing the data that is produced by daily transactions to ensure that the Institute is utilizing funds correctly, effectively, and within program guidelines. This includes monitoring budgets and revenue to ensure alignment with their corresponding purposes and ensuring compliance with both UNC and partner reporting requirements. Working in concert with the Director of Business Development and Finance and the Managing Director, the position will be responsible for overall analysis of the budget to actuals to ensure appropriate spending. This position will also be responsible for making suggestions to process and reporting improvements that the leadership team will review and implement.
The position will be the primary source providing training and instructions to various levels of support staff in the area of financial compliance, sponsored research compliance, pre-award and post-award business processes, procurement, gift administration, contract administration, vendor relations, and other matters. The position requires the ability to proactively manage a large volume of complex transactions to a high degree of accuracy across a wide variety of key stakeholders.
Diversity, equity and inclusion is core to the work of the Kenan Institute. We celebrate the multiple dimensions that each individual shares and believe that diversity among our staff is paramount to ensuring the greatest possible impact of our work. We encourage all individuals interested in this position to submit an application.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
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