Executive Director Budget and Treasury Operations

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


SUMMARY

Responsible for financial and budgetary controls activities within HCCS including ongoing budget reporting, budgetary planning and control, cost containment programs. Assist in strengthening the performance based budgeting and results-oriented management program and all other financial and budgetary issues. Provide direction, coordination and administration of Budget and oversee Treasury Operations.

Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effectives and efficient, assets are safeguarded, financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable law, regulation, policies and procedures.

Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection; hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, and performance evaluations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Provide direction and management of activities in financial controls, budget and treasury operations. Ensure compliance with all funding agencies and institutional policies in the management of all budget and treasury related issues. Provide meaningful management information of forecasts and trends. Assure that fiscal activity of Treasury Operations is in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Uniform Guidance and State of Texas Single Audit, while adhering to all HCCS accounting policies and procedures and state reporting requirements. Ensure coordination with Executive Director of Capital, Debt and Investments in matters of cash management and banking relations;
  2. Direct and oversee the employees in the operations of Budget and Treasury. Perform personnel management functions, including hiring, termination, performance evaluations, training and recommendations for personnel actions. Ensure compliance with all HCCS hiring and employment policies;
  3. Responsible for the preparation of HCCS management budget and budget reports, treasury reports, cost analyses and other related items. Provide meaningful management information of forecasts and trends. Oversee development of automated, network based budget and treasury systems including PeopleSoft applications. Develop and maintain HCCS annual operating budget; establish budgetary controls and develop cost containment methodology. Assist in establishing criteria, strategies and priorities. Provide information and guidance to College administrators and personnel in regard to budget planning and control policies;
  4. Keep abreast of various regulatory agencies guidelines as HCCS financial structure changes. Continually seek to comply with guidelines by taking actions to affect change and to improve its department personnel effectiveness by mentoring, counseling and providing opportunities for training. Keep all administrators and personnel informed of financial activities by preparing and disseminating information; responding to and analyzing requests for information;
  5. Assist in establishing policies and procedures for HCCS budget and treasury activities. Implement HCCS policy by formulating the necessary operating procedures for implementation;
  6. Assist in preparation of preliminary official statement for bonding purposes;
  7. Annually prepare the effective tax rate on property taxes within HCCS taxing district, publication of notices and hearings and preparation for the Board of Trustees' approval ensuring compliance with Truth-In-Taxation Laws;
  8. Work with other HCC administrators to establish budgets for receipt and expenditure of funds in the operating, restricted, auxiliary, unexpended plant, and retirement and debt funds; and
  9. Assist in planning for the district's expansion, i.e. future annexation and optimization of campuses and programs, through the creation and modification of financial models.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or other business-related field is required.

Master's degree in Finance, Accounting or other business-related field, MBA, CPA, or CMA is preferred.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of seven (7) years management and supervisory experience in Accounting required, demonstrating a thorough knowledge of Governmental Accounting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  1. Advance skills and ability to utilize and develop computer technology and systems to access, analyze, interpret, consolidate and report financial and management information;
  2. Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, establishing good working relations with faculty, staff, student, business partners and other institutional constituencies;
  3. Demonstrated commitment to promoting cultural diversity, employment equity and staff development;
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proven skills and ability to make presentations to board members and executive management; and
  5. Good leadership and interpersonal skills.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

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