Associate Director, University Budgets

Orlando, Florida
Sep 08, 2023
Nov 07, 2023

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As a next-generation public research institute and Forbes-ranked top employer in Florida, 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.

Financial Affairs:

The mission of Financial Affairs is to provide efficient and effective accounting, budgeting, and financial services, and solutions for the UCF community with an emphasis on customer service, integrity, and quality. Our services include budget analysis and planning, cash and investment management, collection and recording of revenues, disbursement of funds, financial reporting, fixed asset accountability and control, procurement services, student financial services, and tax compliance.

The Opportunity:

UCF Financial Affairs seeks an Associate Director, University Budgets. This position assists in planning, developing, and implementing policies and processes supporting the administration of university budgets and the effective stewardship of the university's financial resources.


  • Assists in the planning, development, and administration of the university's operating budget and its approval by the University Board of Trustees.

  • Assists in the annual and ad hoc submission of the operating budget and related reports to the Board of Governors, requiring current knowledge of reporting and system requirements mandated by the legislature and Board of Governors.

  • Serves as advisor and liaison to divisional and college-level budget personnel in formulating and administering university budgets.

  • Assists in the development and issuance of financial reports/projections to guide and support effective fiscal stewardship by university leadership.

  • Supervise and train direct reports, ensuring that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. Establish goals and objectives, monitor performance, and provide timely feedback to enhance their professional development.

  • Regularly evaluates processes and systems to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes and internal controls.

  • Assist in developing university policies and processes and support the administration of university budgets and strategic allocations of university resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience with at least 2+ years of leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • State University System (SUS) of Florida budgeting experience.

  • Higher education budgeting experience.

  • Advanced Excel skills.

  • Experience using Adaptive or Workday.

  • Experience with business intelligence tools (Tableau/PowerBI).

Additional Application Materials Required:

In addition to your application, please include a cover letter and resume.

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.



Financial and Accounting - Budget - Operations

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM-5:00 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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