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Coordinator of Business Affairs, Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted May 11, 2022
Title Coordinator of Business Affairs, Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Educational Opportunity Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Fiscal Services

Position Summary
The Business Affairs Coordinator will be responsible for providing critical fiscal oversight of Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, including guiding the budget/financial plan process, financial analysis, budget preparation and monitoring, and expenditure tracking for all BEOC funding sources.

Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to the following:

Assist Director of Budget and Administrative Services and Senior Staff in developing the Center’s functional unit budgets relative to State, University at Buffalo Foundation (UBF), and Research Foundation (RF) funded projects.
Represent the Director of Budget and Administrative Services in internal and external meetings as required or assigned.
State, RF, UBF, and expenditure analysis and reporting.
Completing journal transactions, budget revisions, and reconciling all accounts and departmental expenditures against University and SUNY financial reporting systems.
Provide necessary in-service training and staff development sessions to faculty and staff relative to the budget/financial plan, appropriate forms, University procurement/purchasing policies and procedures, and fiscal requirements.
Collaborate and develop internal Administrative Services forms with the Director of Budget and Administrative Services to improve work flow and promote the seamless environment for students, faculty, and staff as necessary.
Draft financial models, expense reports, and ad hoc reports as required or requested by the Director of Budget and Administrative Services.
Determine the appropriate means of procurement and purchasing mechanism.
Manage events held at the Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center.
Coordinate the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

For 40 years, the BEOC has been in the forefront of providing opportunities through education for economically and educationally disadvantaged citizens in Western New York residents. The BEOC makes real education and real success a tangible possibility for everyone lifting the community one success story at a time. To learn more about the Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, visit us online at

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field from an accredited college or university.
3 years of professional experience in business, financial management, or a related field.
Excellent organizational and ability to establish priorities and manage multiple demands and projects.
Ability to work effectively with all levels of faculty, staff, students and external constituents.
Ability to work effectively under pressure and to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.
Strong customer service, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.
Strong working knowledge of best practices in the field.
Computer literate in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and financial information systems.
Available to work occasional weekends and evenings.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university or professional certification or industry licensure with CPA or CMA designation.
1 year of professional experience in business or financial management.
Background in a regulated public sector, adhering to multiple sets of rules, regulations and targets.
Experience working with external constituencies.
Experience in State and University higher education system applications.

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