Unit Business Officer
The University at Buffalo
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
At the University at Buffalo, the Unit Business Officer (UBO), reporting to the Dean, serves as the strategic partner providing leadership over budget and financial management, staffing, operations, stewardship and school accreditation. The UBO creates a vision and strategy that aligns with the Dean’s and University’s goals that drives decision making and problem resolution within the school.
- Strategic business partner for budget and financial management. In this role, the UBO serves as the budgeting administrator for the school responsible for advancing financial and operational strategies; reporting, interpreting, and communicating accurate financial results; establishing and monitoring compliance with operational and capital budgets; serving as the primary risk manager and financial advisor for the school; overseeing the implementation and effectiveness of financial, information, and other control systems; ensuring compliance with contractual financial obligations; integrating and implementing financial strategies into organizational initiatives; and forecasting future revenue and expenditures to minimize financial risks.
- Strategic business partner for HR, Facilities and Operations Administration. In this role, the UBO is responsible for planning and influencing HR activities related to the school including workforce planning, recruiting new talent, performance management, compensation planning and development of employees and teams. As the facilities and operations administrator, the UBO coordinates the school’s rehabs, moves and oversees facilities, space inventory and assignment.
- Key member of the Dean’s Senior Management team. In this role, the UBO is the central point of contact representing the Dean’s initiatives and plans to both the university centralized services as well as departments within the School. Using expertise in organizational engagement, the UBO collaborates and builds consensus with departments on the School’s direction and approach, participates in strategic thinking and long term planning initiatives, and interacts with the University’s centralized services to ensure the School and University’s vision are practiced and in alignment. In collaboration with the Dean, regularly review requirements for accreditation to ensure continued compliance and accreditation for the School.
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UB’s School of Management is a vibrant and inclusive community of big thinkers and even bigger doers. We work together to question and upend theories, lifting each other up and driving change. Because at the UB School of Management, ambition is a virtue, tenacity is a given, and discovery happens everywhere, from the classroom to the boardroom.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years in almost all areas, making it hard to keep up the pace! Our tenure-track faculty has grown to over 250, and we are graduating our largest class ever, with over 2,300 students starting their professional journey with BS, MS and PhD degrees this May. Our research portfolio has also grown, and now totals over $72 million in expenditures.
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The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
With annual revenues that exceed $1.2 billion from all sources, UB and its affiliated entities generate an estimated economic impact of $1.7 billion annually in the state and region. The university’s total workforce of almost 6,800 full-time equivalent employees makes it one of the region’s largest employers. UB is also a leader and an active partner with the more than 20 public and private colleges and universities in the Buffalo Niagara region.
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We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of faculty and staff and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution. A master’s degree and/or CPA is preferred as well as five years progressively responsible experience managing and administering a successful business services program in a complex and distributed organization. Demonstrated experience leading change, designing business systems and processes, and engaging employees and customers in these activities is required.
Key attributes include accountability and judgment, communication, collaboration, leadership, and strategic thinking. The highest standards for personal and professional excellence and unquestionable integrity is a must.