Finance/Budget Manager

Orlando, Florida
Sep 06, 2023
Nov 05, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

Facilities and Business Operations:

Facilities and Business Operations is committed to providing service to faculty, staff, students, and the community by creating, maintaining, and protecting the educational environment of the university. We support the goals of UCF by being a leader in providing world-class expertise and service.

The Opportunity:

UCF seeks a Finance/Budget Manager with a desire to be part of an intelligent, highly motivated, and results-driven team. The Finance/Budget Manager position supports the Facilities and Business Operations (FBO) leadership team to accomplish their goals, including new revenue opportunities and effective allocation of resources. The FBO Finance Center is a team of financial professionals who are motivated and strive for excellence. The Finance/Budget Manager serves as a trusted advisor and resource for leadership. The position will support decision-making and planning through financial reporting, data, and analysis.


  • Lead preparation of budget development and related reporting and analysis, including trend analysis, variance analysis, and forecasting.

  • Direct and manage accounting/financial operations including but not limited to billings, receivables, collections, procurement, payables, financial reporting, and analysis.

  • Assist with the identification, design, and implementation of operational management reports.

  • Provide analytical support for complex projects and university-wide initiatives.

  • Responsible for business process development and documentation, policies, and internal controls.

  • Provide recommendations on continuous improvement, including streamlining processes, removing obstacles and duplication of effort, simplification, and automation.

  • Prepare long-term financial planning support and assists leadership with evaluating business decisions.

  • Provide leadership and direction to team members.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience or combination of relevant comparable education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Related bachelor's degree.

  • Financial certifications such as Certified Budget Specialist (CBS) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to keep confidentiality.

  • Possess natural curiosity and ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

  • Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, with proven ability to work closely with leaders to support the resolution of financial issues.

  • Leadership and mentoring experience.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

This is an Auxiliary (AUX) funded position. Employment is subject to availability of funding and may cease at the time funding for this employment is depleted.

The work schedule is Monday - Friday, with some flexibility starting between 7:30 am and 9:00 am, and ending between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

The position requires a valid Class E driver's license. The position may involve driving to various locations on and off campus to conduct University business.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

*This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.*

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.


Facilities & Business Operations – Finance Business Center

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Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM-4:30 PM

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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