Budget Director

Job description

Category: Administrators

Department: Administration & Finance

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Type: Full-time

Ref No.: NUP

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.


BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.

Living in Boston:

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Budget Director is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, auditing and maintenance of all budgetary activity. In addition, the successful candidate in this position:

  • Develops, interprets and presents budget forecast information. Assists the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration and Vice President for Finance and Administration on special projects as needed.
  • Develops a balanced operating budget, prepare, and update long-term forecasts that reflect the College's mission in its financial plans.
  • Prepares the annual operating budgets. Develop, control, and manage the budget process. Recommend budgetary policies and practices. Develop methods and procedures for the preparation of budgets. Communicate with all levels of management.
  • Formulates annual and multi-year financial forecasts, including alternative scenarios. This forecast incorporates the effects on all financial statements and cash implications of long-term decisions and long-range capital planning.
  • Prepares monthly internal financial reports, revenue and expenditure forecasts as required, including analysis of actual and anticipated variances.
  • Assists in the creation of presentations for the Associate Vice President and the Vice President as needed.
  • Monitors budget objectives by analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions as necessary. Solicit input and communicate analyses and corrective actions with college-wide budget offices. Meet regularly with budget offices around the college to solicit input on financial trends and communicate new directives or initiatives from senior leaders
  • Manages the budget request process by assisting top management and department heads in the strategic, short term and annual planning of their respective budgets.
  • Develops and administer such models as necessary to support reporting needs. Review actual performance against budgeted performance and prepare reports explaining budget deviations. Communicate results with appropriate management personnel. Administer monthly budget reporting system for administrators, vice presidents, and department heads.


  • Master's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Management or related field
  • Minimum of three years as a budget manager or analyst or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Good interpersonal skills and proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated experience with automated financial systems; familiarity with integrated information systems
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse student, faculty and staff population

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience at the senior budget manager or analyst level
  • Familiarity with State accounting system (MMARS)
  • Auditing experience
  • Experience with Datatel/Colleague
  • Public or Higher Education experience

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $ 75,000.00 - $90,000.00

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By March 7, 2019.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A Copy of your Unofficial Transcripts

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

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Posted: 1/17/2019
Application Due: 3/8/2019
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