Director, Budget, Planning & Financial Reporting

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Hyde Park Campus

30362 Bus-Accounting And Budget

About the Unit
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:

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Job Summary:

Provide overall planning and preparation for the University of Chicago's, Booth School of Business budget summary data and schedules required by the University as a Local Business Center. Booth has a $265M budget across 30 departments with operations in 4 countries. Responsibilities include strategically managing cash flow; optimizing use of available cash; preparing and reporting financial forecasting.


  • Provide overall planning and preparation for the Booth including all budget summary data and schedules required by the University. This includes developing a budgetary strategic plan.
  • Provide Dean's office with 3-5 year financial forecasts – operations and funds.
  • Manage financial analysts and accountants.
  • Work closely with accounting and procurement functions within Booth finance to improve process and reporting quality.
  • Provide quarterly and annual financial reporting to the central University in multiple formats, as required by University Finance.
  • Act as Finance Director for Dean of the full-time program and administrative departments. This includes providing all planning, processing, reporting, and financial analysis for full-time program departments AND for all staff departments reporting directly to the Dean (e.g. Finance, Human Resources, Advancement, and IT).
  • Act as Finance Director for the Booth restricted funds.
  • Manage departmental endowments / gifts usage and reporting including endowment and gift accounts.
  • Verify/certify financial results for the international entities and Market value of endowment accounts that is over $700 million.
  • Oversee all financial analysis projects for the total Booth entity.
  • Work with University Financial Services to provide guidance to Booth on US and international tax issues.
  • Key interface with both the Budget/Planning Office and the Financial Management Office.
  • Develop procedures and tools to assist departmental personnel with compliance with University accounting requirements.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relations with University Offices.
  • Manage and oversight of Booth gift processing, fundraising reporting, and stewardship reports.
  • Manage MBA scholarship database, budget, and reporting.
  • Facilitate with the Faculty compensation matrix and funding sources.
  • Assist during budget process a report of Booth department headcount and compensation totals.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required.
  • CPA preferred.

  • Minimum ten years of related experience with increasing responsibility required.
  • Substantial experience in accrual accounting required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Familiarity with standard business practices and ability to advise the Chief Financial Officer on policies and procedures required.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Access), e-mail and Internet required.
  • Knowledge and experience in standard office practices required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including standard business English, spelling, arithmetic, letter and report format and forms required.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and audit procedures required.
  • Proven ability to organize complex projects, obtain college's cooperation, work through problems and deliver a clean finished product on time consistently required.
  • Ability to consistently work effectively with a diverse group of constituencies: staff, faculty, students, and vendors required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Full time

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 12/5/2018
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