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Principal Budget Officer

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Principal Budget Officer
Department Planning, Budg & Analysis (AVP)
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade D
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno invites candidates for the position of Principal Budget Officer in Planning, Budget and Analysis (PBA), a service unit of the Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF) division.

The Principal Budget Officer is primarily responsible for institution-wide budget processes and complex reporting and analysis in a diverse university environment.

Responsibilities Include: Budget development, preparation, upload, monitoring and forecasting. Preparation of Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and State of Nevada budget reports and file uploads; including Operating Budget Reports and Uploads; Quarterly and Annual Budget to Actual Reports and Uploads, and Biennial Budget Request reports and Uploads. Manage Year-End Closing with University Divisions and the Controller’s Office. Prepare complex recurring and ad hoc financial, analytical and forecasting reports. Develop databases to provide automated budget reporting tools for use within PBA.

The incumbent will work in a team environment with individuals of different competencies in budget preparation and analysis. Team members work together on most projects to meet goals and deadlines. However, autonomy and independent action is required at times to work effectively across PBA.

Candidates should have a demonstrated knowledge of concepts for biennial budgeting, fund accounting, complex fiscal analysis and narrative reporting.

This is an Administrative Faculty position. Salary: $95,000 DOE. TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; 24 days of vacation annually; generous sick leave; tuition benefits for self and family; no state income tax or FICA.

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The University of Nevada, Reno, the land-grant University and major research institution in the State, has a growing student body of approximately 22,000. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of 400,000, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city is conveniently located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe, a world-class skiing area with limitless summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two and four hour drives away.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution AND six years of related accounting and/or budgeting experience in a large public sector environment;

a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution AND four years of related accounting and/or budgeting experience in a large public sector environment;

a doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution AND two years of related accounting and/or budgeting experience in a large public sector. environment

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated proficiency in ERP Report Writing tools, SQL, and MS Access.

Demonstrated proficiency in data warehousing methodologies.

Contact Information for this Position

Dane Apalategui, Search Chair

Peggy Bohn, Search Coordinator

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 09/06/2017
Job Close Date 10/04/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72836
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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  1. How did you initially learn about this recruitment/job opening?
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    • Personal Contact. Specify person and affiliation below.
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  2. If applicable, give more details on specific resource(s) indicated above.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Briefly describe your experience in the extraction and processing of budgetary data in a large-scale, public sector environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Which data extraction tools have you used in the past (Access, SQL, ERP specific report writers, etc.)? If you have experience with ERP report writing software, which ERP systems were they for?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe any experience you have in working with data from disparate data sources to achieve a desired result.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How many years' experience of financial, accounting and/or budget experience in a large public sector environment do you have?
    • None. (disqualifying)
    • Less than two years. (disqualifying)
    • Two to ten years.
    • Greater than 10.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents