Director of Finance

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Sep 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department SOP-Finance-450182
Career Area Accounting/Finance/Auditing
Posting Open Date 09/07/2023
Application Deadline 09/21/2023
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Director of Finance
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Number 00055645
Vacancy ID NF0007314
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $83,600-$93,500
Proposed Start Date 11/01/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy ( is one of five health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The School teaches approximately 600 PharmD students, 100 PhD students, and 20 Master’s students. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School was named the number one School of Pharmacy in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School’s Strategic Plan (
Our vision is to be the preeminent school of pharmacy where leaders in practice, education, and research are developed and nurtured. We are Advancing Medicine for Life through innovation and collaboration in pharmacy practice, education, research, and public service.
Position Summary
The Director of Finance is responsible for the day-to-day finance operations of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. In this capacity, the position incumbent is responsible for providing overall direction of financial operations across all divisions, offices, and units of the School. The position is the subject matter expert on State, University, and School level financial policies, procedures, and processes, and will provide guidance to all departments and divisions, advise the leadership in budget and financial matters, ensure the financial activities are accurate and compliant with financial and accounting regulations and procedures. The position provides advanced budget & financial modeling and generates detailed analyses of financial operations and the financial outlook of the School. The Director of Finance monitors financial operations, prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on financial variances, provides recommendations to maintain a positive cash flow. Develops and administers the School’s annual budget process. The position will supervise subordinate finance staff and will work closely with and report to the Executive Director of Finance and Facilities Services to develop budget and financial strategies for the School.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Mid-career with Masters and 1-2 yrs experience; or Bachelors and 2-4 yrs experience
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Ability to multitask, prioritize responsibilities, and direct work of the team
Ability to communicate effectively with excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to use Microsoft 365, including advanced Excel skills
Ability to function independently, while also working in a highly collaborative environment
Ability to think strategically, identify and solve problems
A desire to learn and a commitment to excellence
Ability to prepare budget/financial reports
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Minimum of 4 years budget/financial modeling and reporting experience, preferably in a higher education or nonprofit environment.
Demonstrated analytical skills including ability to analyze large volumes of data, solve problems, find efficient way to complete tasks, and make decisions.
Prior experience using PeopleSoft.
Prior supervisory experience.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions
Quick Link

Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Brian Lawrence HR Business Partner
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

View or Apply

Similar Positions