Assistant Dean for Business and Finance

Denton, Texas, United States
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The College of Music is one of the nation’s largest and most respected comprehensive music schools. It offers fully accredited degrees from the bachelor to doctoral levels and is home to the world’s first jazz studies degree program. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, music entrepreneurship, music history, music theory and performance. The college presents more than 1,100 concerts and recitals annually. UNT music alumni can be found around the globe in impressive, award-winning careers across a wide-range of music professions.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Job Description:

The College of Music Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Assistant Dean for Business and Finance to join our team.

The Assistant Dean for Business and Finance (Academic Financial Officer) is a strategic-thinking leader who is primarily responsible for all aspects of financial operations to include financial analysis, evaluation, planning, reporting and recommending the most efficient use of the college’s resources to the college deans.

As a member of the Dean’s leadership team, the budget officer will work closely with the Dean, associate deans and assistant dean to develop and coordinate the College’s annual academic and operating budget planning process, forecast and predict resource requirements for new and existing programs, and develop funding strategies to ensure financial sustainability.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports Dean and college leadership in strategic financial analyses to include financial forecasts/projections of current operations, predicts resource requirements for new programs, recommends financial alternatives if corrective action is deemed necessary, and prepares pro forma financial analyses in support of evaluating strategic alternatives.
  • Coordinates the administration of staff and academic hiring, compensation and payroll.
  • Advises the Dean and others on equity/market salary concerns and organizational impact of job grading and classification.
  • Assists the Dean and others in the development of hiring plans/projections and in the development of offer letters.
  • Serves as the chief financial officer for the college and is the principal financial advisor to the Dean’s leadership team.
  • Coordinates all functions associated with developing and monitoring the college’s annual budget.
  • Works collaboratively with university financial officials in budget preparation and financial projection; and responds to requests for financial information in a timely manner.
  • Makes recommendations for budget adjustments, reductions and/or reallocations.
  • Provides direction to division chairs and administrative coordinators in budget preparation, procurement, and compliance.
  • Tracks and Reports on graduate student positions assigned to the college.
  • coordinates the financial aspects of full-time faculty searches, part-time allocations, and planning for future searches.
  • Prepares financial statements for divisions and deans as requested or directed by college leadership.
  • Reviews and approves personnel actions (ePARs) for the College.
  • Utilizes information technology tools and software systems to provide meaningful financial management information to college leadership and divisions.
  • Performs financial analyses to assure effective, efficient allocation of resources.
  • Collects data from divisions in support of adhoc financial projects.
  • Tracks and monitors non-appropriated accounts to include foundation, grants, contracts, and workshop accounts.
  • Ensures compliance with foundation MOUs and accountability with donor intent or time requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with federal cost principles for grants or contracts to include 2CFR200 (Uniform Guidance).

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field and six years of progressively responsible financial administration or budget management experience. Additional education may be substituted for required experience. Experience may not be substituted for education.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • MBA and/or CPA and music background.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

How to apply

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

UNT is a major public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. This is accomplished through a broad and balanced array of programs where well-prepared students and dedicated scholars and artists collaborate with our local and global communities in the creation, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge. In this way, UNT creates an enriched and sustainable future for our students, state, nation and world.