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University of Arkansas

Budget and Planning Manager



$44,081.00 - $44,081.00


Full Time

On Site


Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:Accounting, Finance, Business

Workstudy Position:

Job Type:Regular
Work Shift:Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:

Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:ARSC | Fulbright College Budget & Planning

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Summary of Job Duties:The Budget and Planning Manager is responsible and accountable for managing and balancing position budget templates to Workday, and meets with Department Chairs and/or Administrators regularly for updates related to positions and payroll cost allocations.

The Manager works with the Department Chairs and Administrators in the development of payroll budget and ensures all positions are funded positions before the hiring process takes place.

The Manager is responsible for payroll budget allocation, salary and budget savings tracking, seating of graduate assistants in Workday, DAF/DDF graduate assistant reconciliations, and graduate assistant tuition waiver assignments.

The Budget and Planning Manager will assist the Director of Budget and Planning with the annual budget cycle preparation and entries for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, general business or a related field

  • At least four years of experience in fiscal operations, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience with Accounting and Financial Reporting at the University of Arkansas

  • Experience with Workday

  • Experience with university payroll processing

  • Two years of supervisory experience

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of Excel

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for this position (KSAs):

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and database management.

  • Ability to comprehend and assimilate technical and business-related documents.

  • Ability to conduct research and prepare reports.

  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated professionalism

  • Ability to manage complex Excel spreadsheets

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to multi-task and to be detail-oriented

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

University of Arkansas Human Resources ADMN 222 [Register to View]

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View]

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:N/A
Frequent Physical Activity:N/A
Occasional Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion
Benefits Eligible:Yes