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Business Manager

Business / Accounting / Finance, Natural Resources


Business Manager

  • 523001
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • For Resources & Environ Consrv
  • Business / Accounting / Finance
  • Natural Resources
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation seeks a business manager to process and manage the financial and budgetary functions of the department. This position will also provide support to and, at times, a backup role for the department's administrative and human resource functions. Responsibilities include advanced financial support for the department, effective oversight of departmental budget allocations, startup packages, graduate funding, salary allocations, grant funding, compliance, payroll, and managing state, federal, and research funding. This includes the management of the departmental McIntire Stennis, Multi-State, and RREA proposals and federal funds allocation. The position reports to the college's Assistant Dean for Business, Finance, and Administration. However, the incumbent will work closely with the department head and executive administrative assistant to manage all departmental financial processes.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent training and or experience.

Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.

Experience in progressively responsible financial/administrative positions.

Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate business management support services.

Demonstrated experience with current office software.

Ability to prepare financial and budgetary reports.

Must operate independently and demonstrate the ability to work professionally with diverse faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and secure documents.


Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of the university’s Banner financial and human resources system.

Experience querying the financial and human resources data warehouses, Web Reports, and MicroStrategy.

Knowledge and experience with the use of the University Data Commons.

Knowledge of pre and post-award grant administration.

Advanced spreadsheet skills, such as manipulating large data sets, pivot tables, and conditional formatting.

Experience with university systems, such as PageUp, TimeClock Plus, Chrome River, FINTRACS, leave reporting, and CashNet.

Knowledge of VT foundation funds, processes, and reporting.

Knowledge of 208 Education and General Funds, 229 Agricultural Experiment Station Funds, and 229 Virginia Cooperative Extension Funds.

Knowledge of federal funding related to McIntire-Stennis, Regional Research (Multi-State), and RREA funds.


Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

January 16, 2023

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Arlice Banks at arbanks@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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