The College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Academic Financial Officer to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: * Serves as the chief financial officer for the College and is the principal financial advisor to the Dean. Manages all functions associated with developing and monitoring the college's annual budget; works collaboratively with university financial officials in budget preparation, financial projections, and responds to requests for financial information in a timely manner; makes recommendations for budget reductions and/or reallocations. * 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 proforma financial analyses in support of evaluating strategic alternatives. * Directs and coordinates the administration of staff and academic hiring, compensation and payroll; advises 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; prepares and reviews personnel forms for staff and faculty recruitment. * Provides direction to department chairs and administrative coordinators in budget preparation, procurement, and compliance. Tracks and reports on graduate student positions assigned to the college; manages the financial aspects of full-time faculty searches, part-time allocations, and planning for future searches; prepares financial statements for departments as requested or directed by college leadership; reviews and approves personnel actions for the College. * Utilizes information technology tools and software systems to provide meaningful financial management information to college leadership and departments. Performs financial analyses to assure effective, efficient allocation of resources; collects data from departments in support of ad-hoc financial projects. * Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations, spending guidelines and cost principles to include but not limited to the Texas General Appropriation Act, Internal Revenue Code, 2CFR200-Uniform Guidance, and endowment MOU requirements. Ensures that financial transactions are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. * Tracks and monitors non-appropriated accounts to include foundation accounts, grants and contracts. Ensures compliance with foundation MOUs and accountability with donative intent or time requirements. Ensures compliance with federal cost principles for grants or contracts to include 2CFR200 (Uniform Guidance). * Prepares detailed data for College's accrediting entity for statistical purposes that is a critical component of the College's re-accreditation review process. * Advises Vice Provost for Academic Resources and other Provost Office leadership about financial matters and the control environment in the College. Seeks advice and counsel to address such matters when appropriate. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices. The successful candidate will possess the following required 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. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Working knowledge and thorough understanding of federal, state and local guidelines for accounting and reporting. * Demonstrated technical skill in problem solving and preparation of data driven analyses and reports through the extraction and manipulation of report data. * Ability to think independently and perform with little or no supervision. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Demonstrated ability to use various IT tools and software systems to provide meaningful financial management information and analyses to assure effective, efficient processing of business transactions. * Ability to form positive working relationships within and across a complex organization, including the ability to identify and gain consensus on issues of common interest. * Demonstrated effectiveness in supervision and mentoring of direct reports and the ability to lead and work within a team oriented environment.