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Finance & Budget Consultant II (supporting KCUR Public Radio), UMKC Finance & Administration, 79722

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
Business and Financial Services
Hiring Department

UMKC Division of Finance and Administration 

Job Description


The Division of Finance and Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual contributor for the role of Finance & Budget Consultant II (Fiscal Officer). This position is a crucial member of our team, responsible for providing comprehensive financial analysis and support the University owned radio station, KCUR. 


Strategic Financial Planning: Collaborate with business leaders to drive strategic planning activities encompassing accounting, financial analysis, and budgeting for assigned units and departments on campus.

Budget Formulation: Work closely with campus unit leadership to formulate budgets, develop financial plans, and actively monitor financial performance, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.

Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis:  Work closely with internal and external auditors in annual year end closing, audit, and preparation of financial statements, as needed.

Liaison Role: Act as a key liaison between central finance and campus unit leadership, fostering effective communication and ensuring successful implementation of financial strategies and performance objectives.

Grants Management: Undertake significant financial management of grants, including interpretation and application of policies, allowable allocation of expenditures, tracking cost share, local grant match budgets, and effective oversight of subcontracts.

Supervisory Responsibilities: May involve overseeing and guiding team members, providing mentorship, and ensuring smooth operation of financial activities within the assigned areas.


  • Monitoring all fiscal activity (revenues, expenses, balance sheet and grants) for assigned units

  • Working with leadership to develop and monitor budgets on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis

  • Participating in the development of strategy (where appropriate) and monitor performance against plan

  • Participating in the development of long-range plans and other financial planning

  • Ensuring compliance with all regulatory, fiduciary, fiscal, and reporting requirements

  • Providing financial leadership and expertise to the units being supported

  • Ensuring that resources are well utilized

  • Working as needed on ad hoc projects and reports

  • Working with internal and external auditors as needed

  • Partnering with the unit leadership to support fact-based decision making

  • Monitoring capital asset activity (where appropriate)

  • Collaborating and working with units across campus

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field.  Master's degree or professional certification (CPA) is preferred.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and long-range financial planning, preferably in an academic or research-oriented environment

  • Strong accounting background and skills with proven expertise in financial statement analysis.

  • Demonstrated expertise in grants management, including a strong understating of policies, compliance, and financial reporting associated with grant funding.

  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders, including business leaders, central finance teams, and external partners.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Proficiency in fund accounting (non-profit, GASB)

  • Proficiency in financial software and tools

Anticipated Hiring Range
  • Full-time, benefit eligible, salaried (exempt) position.
  • $65,776 to $80,000 per year, commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity

  • Eligible for a $4,000.00 hiring incentive (see HR-104 Hiring Incentives for Faculty and Staff)

Application Deadline

Open until filled, review of applications to begin immediately. 

Community Information

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds-a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city's rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City's biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.  

UMKC's campuses are conveniently nestled in the middle of all the action. Volker Campus is just minutes from the legendary Country Club Plaza, perfect for shopping or restaurants for lunch or after-work happy hours. Surrounded by hip neighborhoods and eateries, the Health Sciences Campus is located downtown near University Health Truman Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital.  

UMKC is proud to be "Kansas City's university," and the campus and its people celebrate all the characteristics of the surrounding community. To learn more about life in Kansas City and find more resources, visit 

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.
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