Business Officer
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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The primary purpose is to assist in assessing and managing the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities Central Office and State Operated Healthcare Facilities Budget/Financial Operations. This position will work closely with Central Office and state operated healthcare facility staff to assure all State guidelines and policies are being properly followed in areas of finance. Primary activities will include but not be limited to, monitoring and technical assistance in the areas of budgeting, cash flow, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial business planning, billing, budgeting and tracking funding provided by the Division. This position will perform a wide range of financial functions including monitoring and technical assistance in the areas of budgeting, financial business planning, and overall financial assessment/management for the Central Office and the 14 state operated healthcare facilities.
This Business Officer will work with the state operated healthcare facilities on financial and reimbursement issues. Position will assure the management of financial reporting for the financial stability and sound business practices of the state facilities, by working closely with each Facility Business/Budget Officer(s). The Business Officer will assist in monitoring the overall financial management of the state facilities for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse system. Included in this will be working with the new Financial Management Reporting System, designed specifically for the 14 state operated healthcare facilities. Business Officer will develop a comprehensive working knowledge of the system, and will be able to write and analyze reports for the benefit of management within the 14 facilities, Division of State Operated healthcare Facilities, Department of Health and Human Services, and other state agencies.
Position will help with development of Special Reports for the Legislature and other Agencies, as requested. This may include coordination of request(s) with Division and Department management, Controller's Staff and External State Department's staff as necessary. Position will utilize all available resources to provide requested budget information with total accuracy by specified deadlines. Position should be flexible and available to provide requested information/reports, to participate on workgroups, committees, ect. as requested, and to work cooperatively with outside Agencies as needed to compliment the Division's mission.
Position will need to fully understand the North Carolina Accounting System Account Structure, as well as the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities Fund/Coding Structure. Position will analyze and understand impact of budget revisions, and follow-up with DSOHF and Facility staff on any identified concerns/problems.
The Business Officer may be required to perform duties independently or as part of a team. Position will be located within the Budget & Finance Team/Financial Operations Office. The position will maintain a close working partnership with the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities program staff, as well as staff of the DHHS Controller’s Office, and other State Agencies as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Knowledge of the principle and practices of public and business administration; knowledge of moders office procedures, practices and equipment, knowledge of personnel policies and procedures, general knowledge of accounting practices and procedures; ability to innate and install administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness; ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting policies and procedures; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with agency personnel, officials and the general public.
Preferred: Graduation from four-year college or university, with major emphasis on coursework in business or public administration, or a related field and four years of administrative experience involving participation in planning and managing a business or governmental program; and preferably including experience int eh technical area of program field to which assigned; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Optional guidelines: *contributing: bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or associate's degree and two years of administrative, business, or financial management experience. *journey: bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area and two years of administrative management or business management experience. *advanced: bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area and three years of administrative management or business management experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

Please conract Brenda Jackson at (919)733-4416