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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Business Manager, Executive

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3833

UW Job Family: 31

SOC Code: 13-2031

Pay Grade: 24

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Manages, directs and supervises the business and fiscal operations of a designated area; manages and performs business and complex accounting functions; manages special projects; develops and sets policy and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field


4 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Accounting theory, principles and practices.
  • Business practices, financial reporting, and cost projections.
  • Finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Auditing policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Conducting fiscal studies and long range fiscal planning.
  • Budget management and planning.
  • Cash handling policies and procedures.
  • Tax regulations and tax accounting principles.
  • Contract negotiation and contracting process.
  • University, federal and state policies, regulations and procedures.
  • University accounting procedures involving procurement, travel, and/or employment.
  • University rules and procedures for forms processing.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in the area of specialty.
  • Computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications.
  • Current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches.
  • Policy development and implementation.
  • Records and time management principles and practices.
  • Organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Human Resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Employee development and performance management processes and procedures.
  • Faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced computer programs and software in use in the department or area.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced office management principles and practices.
  • Expert mathematical calculations and theory.
  • Supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control. 

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Provide expert level professional accounting consulting and advice.
  • Analyze budgets and expenditures ensuring compliance with fiscal policies, accountability, reporting and funding requirements.
  • Independently analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Balance and reconcile accounts following accounting policies and procedures.
  • To monitor and maintain institutional revenue levels and liability accounts.
  • Meet multiple, demanding deadlines.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Make decisions regarding authorization or rejection of expenditure/disbursement according to statutes, policies and budgetary limitations.
  • Use computer applications including spreadsheets, databases, graphs, charts, and a computerized accounting system.
  • Prepare computerized financial reports and make projections.
  • Prepare indirect cost reports.
  • Conduct fiscal studies and long range fiscal planning.
  • Provide tax information pursuant to regulations.
  • Maintain and manage accurate and detailed accounting records.
  • Resolve accounting problems within accounting policies, rules and regulations.
  • Examine and re-engineer operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Develop, interpret, and implement policies and procedures to maintain compliance with various regulations.
  • Provide project supervision and train others on accounting practices and procedures.
  • Work effectively with auditors.
  • Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  • Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Organize resources and establish priorities.
  • Make effective decisions impacting projects.
  • Develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment. 

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Manage, direct and supervise the business and fiscal operations of a designated area including budgeting, expenditures, and long-range fiscal planning.

Prepare or supervise the preparation of complex financial reports; perform complex accounting functions; participate in meetings concerning financial aspects of a designated area.

Conduct special fiscal studies; analyze data and make financial projections; determine needs and make recommendations for fiscal and human resource management.

Maintain thorough knowledge of government, University and specialized regulations and policies, which impact personnel and fiscal affairs of the designated area; provide and apply interpretation of regulations and policies.

Manage and maintain the daily fiscal affairs for a designated area including processing purchase orders and vouchers, coordinating activities with other University departments, outside agencies, and organizations and processing payroll, accounts payable, and receivable. 

Supplemental Functions:

May have responsibility for taxes and investments; may work with multiple-funding sources.

May assist in developing and modifying computer programs. 

Develop policies and procedures and methods of operations for designated area.

Perform pricing, cost and contract negotiations, as directed.

Act as liaison to departments, campus administration and outside agencies. 

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment.

Distinguishing Features:

Business Manager works under limited supervision with financial responsibility for amounts of $5 million up to $10 million. Provides management and supervision of the business operations of a designated area including, personnel, financial and office activities and services. Conducts special projects. Assists with the development of policies and procedures and interpretation of policy for the area of influence. Prepares financial reports, analyzes data flow and make recommendations regarding account expenditures. 

Business Manager, Executive performs all of the duties and responsibilities of the Business Manager working with independent authority, making authoritative decisions that do not require further routine review and approval. Financial responsibility for amounts of $10 million and above. Manages and directs the business operations of a designated area. Provides financial planning, forecasting and contract negotiations. Develops policy and procedures and manages special projects. Works with specialized rules and regulations and multiple funding sources. 

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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