Director of Budget and Finance - ACCC (Job ID #95545)

University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
The Academic Computing and Communications Center is an agile organization, with a collaborative and team centered environment that provides IT leadership, academic technology infrastructure and services at University of Illinois at Chicago. We excel at supporting 40,000 staff, faculty and students across a diverse and comprehensive university in the heart of Chicago. Our services include campus wide networking, teaching and learning, identity and access management, communications, research computing, IT security, application development, web services, compliance and more.

The University of Illinois, ACCC seeks a Director of Budget and Finance. This position is a key member of the unit's leadership team. This position is primarily engaged in financial, business and budgetary matters at ACCC including unit business functions such as HR and inventory management. Use expertise and experience in finance, budgeting, forecasting, capital planning, cost accounting and business to analyze financial data in order to assess the financial health of the unit and other budgeted activities. Make recommendations and give advice on optimal organization, policies and procedures in the financial and budgetary areas of the unit and oversee the human resource function of the unit. Serve as liaison to the Campus budget office, the University Business Office, and other campus units.


Create and implement sound budget and finance policy that enables the unit to successfully fulfill its mission in support of teaching, research and service while using resources in the most efficient manner possible.

Engage in long term capital planning to ensure financial stability for existing services and ensure the unit can innovate and expand services to meet future demand.

Manage financial commitments owed to ACCC, including oversight of the Annual IT Rate and Funding Process. Work with units throughout Campus to coordinate funds transfers as necessary.

Assist in the development of various ACCC rates including the annual IT Rate which includes various analyses and reviews in support of the proposal. Includes, but is not limited to major functions of: equipment inventories, review of various departmental financial data, creation of various financial and attribute tables, FTE studies, projections, and various cost share studies. Includes collaboration with various University departments and related organizations.

Run, modify, create, utilize, and maintain numerous databases, queries, and reports in support of all costing functions and operations as required. Includes modifications to design of financial models and tools as needed, detailed analysis of results and reconciliation.

Maintain, report, and analyze budget and staffing data; make recommendations for resource allocations and fiscal year budget and long range budget planning.

Serve as a resource and advise the unit on business processes and procedures that achieve the unit's objectives taking into account: university policy, internal control, efficiency and risk.

Provide advice to the unit on compliance with university and college financial policies and procedures while taking the lead on FCIAA compliance.

Manage accounting and fund transfer procedures; monitor, analyze and access departmental expenditures. Reconcile monthly department expenditures and respond to billing inquiries.

Create, implement and maintain the unit's accounting policies within the Banner system.

Coordinate, manage, and oversee on-going, ad hoc, and cyclical projects related to human resource and financial activities / services.

Manage and oversee ACCC's day to day administrative operations related to human, logistical, and material resources. Oversee administration of space inventory and allocation including facility management (repair, maintenance, renovations, etc.).

Plan, assign, and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop, manage, and mentor staff to ensure that qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.

Plan, implement and review processes related to area of responsibility to ensure that the processes are efficient.

Serve on campus or University committees; communicate, collaborate, and consult with other offices or campus officials as appropriate.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in business or related field required; Master's Degree in a business related field preferred. Minimum of five years' experience in an institution of higher education in a finance/budget/business role. Minimum of two years supervisory experience required. Knowledge and experience with capital planning activities as well as accounting principles such as Cost Accounting and procurement practices. Cost Accounting experience preferred. Experience with data management system set up, installation and maintenance preferred. Experience with Banner, Web Intelligence/Business Objects, Excel, MS-Access, and other data reporting systems preferred. Proven analytic and problem solving skills, excellent written and oral communication skills. Detail oriented with consistent accuracy. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications with expertise in Excel. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.