Assistant Vice President for University Budgeting and Financial Planning

Madison, New Jersey
Apr 02, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Drew University seeks a seasoned higher education leader to serve as its new Assistant Vice President for University Budgeting and Financial Planning.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO, this position is responsible for developing and providing high-value, integrated budgeting, financial reporting, and financial management services across the University. Responsible for providing support to the University community by leading the budget development and budget monitoring phases of the comprehensive planning and budgeting cycle for a GAAP operating budget and capital budget. Provide expertise and input into multi-year forecasting, performance management, and institutional effectiveness. Participate in formulating and determining fiscal policy for the University.

The scope of responsibility will include monitoring financial and budget activity of all Divisions and Departments of the University. This position is a strategic partner to the various offices and departments of the University, adept at developing a vision to promote organization excellence through the resource and budget planning process and providing continual assessment of effective and efficient resource allocation. The position is supported by a full-time Senior Budget Analyst and receives some shared support from the CFO’s executive assistant.


A Master’s degree is required in such disciplines as Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, and Public Administration. Five-to- eight years’ experience, preferably in a private not-for-profit higher education setting, is also required.

Demonstrated experience with modeling, forecasting, and creating statistical reports. Strong presentation skills with the ability to effectively represent the CFO to small and large groups, internal and external to the University. A strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements is required. A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required as is an understanding of best practice budget modeling systems for higher education. Experience with Microsoft Access, Power Point, and Word, and Ellucian's Banner finance system is strongly preferred. Ability to integrate current technology into accounting and budget management processes.

A demonstrated record of success in managing change, and knowledge and implementation experience with budget planning and processes. The candidate should have a high degree of integrity, accuracy, confidentiality, and impartiality. Excellent written and verbal communication and relationship skills, being able to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Must be especially experienced with communicating financial information to non-financial managers and the campus community.


To apply, submit the following materials to [email protected]. Please include your name in the subject. For priority consideration, please apply by April 30, 2019.

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

About Drew University:

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

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