Financial Business Manager

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One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body.

Ranked consistently as one of the best national public university by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. In fact, 91 percent of our seniors say they’d pick Clemson again if they had it to do over.

Clemson’s retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities. We’ve been named among the best values by Kiplinger magazine in 2013, and SmartMoney in 2012 ranked us No. 7 in student return on investment.

Our beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake. But we also have research facilities and economic development hubs throughout the state of South Carolina — in Greenville, Greenwood, Columbia and Charleston.

Financial Business Manager



Clemson is calling...are you ready to answer the call?  

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students, faculty and staff whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Clemson has recently been named a top 25 public college in the country by the Wall Street Journal, a top South Carolina employer by Forbes and a Military Friendly Employer for five years running. Through our research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects, Clemson University and its employees are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.

So,... are you ready?



Serves as the Business Manager overseeing and maintaining all financial aspects of the assigned College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences department level budgets, including any sub-units related to the departments. Performs other duties as assigned.



35% - Essential - Budget Maintenance and Reporting:
Manages department level budgets including any sub-units related to the department(s). Works closely with the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences (CECAS) Business Office on budget matters for all Education & General (E&G), self-generated, gift, and endowed funds. This includes spreadsheet preparation & management for individual departmental & faculty accounts, special reporting and financial preparation for monthly meetings for the department chair or college. Takes necessary corrective action to ensure the department remains within the annual budget allocation.

35% - Essential - Financial Analysis and Management:
Provides financial analysis, planning and compliance for each fiscal year. Coordinates with the department chairs, payroll personnel, faculty members, and the CECAS Business Office in budget development preparation. Prepares financial analysis of reports for departments, evaluate all revenue sources and uses of those funds and advises department chairs and CECAS Business Office on budget issues to ensure the sustainability of the department and related programs. Exercises independent judgment and /or decision making, within the assigned CECAS department(s), with regard to annual allocated budgets and appropriate spending on projects and fund groups.

20% - Essential - Transaction Processing and Training:
Processes all accounting transactions for the department(s) for which they are responsible, including clearing monthly budget check errors, entering IDO journal corrections, payroll corrections, budget amendments and monthly revenue and expense reconciliation. Trains and updates departmental personnel on procurement policies and procedures. Ensures all transactions are in compliance with university and state guidelines.  Exercises independent judgment and /or decision making, within the assigned CECAS department(s), with regard to establishing training opportunities/resources to meet the needs of the dept.

10% - Essential - Payroll Oversight and Management:
Provides oversight on all payroll within assigned department(s).  Leads payroll actions in collaboration with departmental payroll personnel on a bi-weekly basis across all projects to ensure payroll is posting correctly and to minimize errors.  Manages and directs changes as needed by collaborating with department staff along with continual review of payroll to ensure accuracy.



Education: A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or related field and professional experience directly related, such as accounting, auditing, finance or commercial lending.

Work Experience: 1+ years.



Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

No Supervisory Duties - Not responsible for supervising employees.

Provides Budget Input - Provides input into the budgeting process, and oversees fund allocation.



   0% - Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
   0% - Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself



   0% - No Work Conditions



Standard Hours: 37.5



Expected Salary Range: ($ 45,530.00 - $ 56,238.00)


Salary is dependent upon several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate's previous experience, knowledge, skills and performance in accordance with Clemson's compensation guidelines.




Normal Operations

Required to follow emergency facility closure directives, and not normally expected work on-site during emergency situations.



Clemson, SC



July 23, 2024 @ 11:59 PM (EST)



Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.      

State policy for veteran preference states that for qualifying, full-time permanent positions, a veteran applicant may receive preference if they meet the job's minimum qualifications, were discharged under honorable conditions from the military, and submit their DD-214 for confidential review by the Office of Human Resources.

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Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, or related medical condition), national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.