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Budget Director

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: S000091
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Job Title: Budget Director
Position Title: Budget Director
Position Type: Administrative Staff
Classification: 2
Department: Budget & Planning
Benefits Summary:

Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% additional in matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), twenty days of vacation and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.

Pay Band:
Job Summary:

The Budget Director functions at a policy level in preparing the annual budget and forecast, and at a hands-on level in monitoring and overseeing daily budgetary activity. Both budget and forecast are prepared on a GAAP basis with complete statements of financial position, activities, and cash flow.


Under the direct supervision of the Vice President for Financial Affairs, the Budget Director develops and oversees, and maintains the University’s annual operating budget and multi-year forecast in an enterprise software environment.

Principal Responsibilities:

• Guide the timely and supported preparation of the multi-year forecast including the annual operating budget. Assist University units in budget preparation.
• Prepare annual budget and forecasting work calendar
• Assure timely and accurate loading of the approved budget into Banner
• Maintain budget information in Banner and Prophix, including original loads and any subsequent adjustments. Analyze, review, and make recommendations on budget requests and adjustments. Assure balancing and reconciliation between Banner and Prophix budget data and supporting systems and documentation.
• Develop sound processes for budget development, solicitation of inputs, and communication that foster accuracy and transparency, and support sound decision-making
• Participate in PeopleAdmin workflows for personnel requests and adjustments assuring clear and adequate funding for changes
• Timely monitoring of operating results including resolution of variances
• Conduct financial analyses and forecasts as needed or requested
• Serve as a resource to university departments in interpreting budget and accounting policies and practices
• Work closely with the Controller for periodic financial performance reporting as well as compliance and consistency of budgeting and accounting practices
• Train University employees on use of Banner and Prophix budgeting tools and reports
• Regularly communicate with a variety of persons at all levels, from departmental support staff to senior leadership and committees of the Board of Trustees as required. Regularly interface with Budget and Appropriations Committee of the faculty.
• Ability to work effectively with divisions, colleges, and departments. Handle delicate relationships and complex situations. Maintain confidentiality of personnel and other data.
• Supervise the clerical and data entry of budgetary transactions by others
• Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

• Excellent organizational and communication skills. Communication skills include oral, written, and presentation
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Attention to detail in a multitasking environment
• Proficient in Excel
• Commitment to serving other departments; finding a way to be helpful

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field
• Minimum of five years of accounting management, including supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Masters in appropriate business discipline Degree or willingness to begin work on a Master’s Degree
• Banner experience and skills
• Experience with enterprise budget or corporate performance management software, preferably Prophix

College Description:
Appointment Length: 12-months
Closing Date: 10/05/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Status: Full-Time

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Associates Degree in progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Masters Degree in progress
    • PHD
    • PHD in progress
  2. * How many years of accounting management, including budgeting experience, do you have?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7-9
    • 9+
  3. * How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 2-4
    • 4-6
    • 6-8
    • 8+

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Copy of Transcript 2
  2. Other Document