Executive Director, Budget & Planning

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

Executive Director, Budget & Planning


HSC-Finc Res Assur Policy Analysis-350201

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

The Department of Financial Resources, Assurance, and Policy Analysis consists of the Budget Office, Financial Reporting, Financial Systems, and Student Finance and Cashiering Services. These functional areas provide financial and administrative services by providing budgeting support, performing financial duties in response to campus and external needs, adhering to external financial reporting requirements and providing internal management reports, processing transactions, providing cashiering and student accounts administration, and performing other appropriate services.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Planning the Executive Director of Budget and Financial Planning is responsible for planning and managing the University strategic, capital,
and operational planning processes, developing annual and multi-year budgets, preparing forecasts and making recommendations on effective resource allocation. The Executive
Director of Budget and Financial Planning manages all aspects of the Budget and Financial Systems departments through the compilation, analysis, and dissemination of information that
provides decision support for the University’s leadership team, business managers, and others to contribute to sound decision making and effectiveness in the planning and innovative
management of the University’s assets and resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; and six years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

Master’s in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance and six (6) years of progressive experience with a heavy concentration in operating and capital budget preparation and financial planning, five (5) years of which are in a supervisory/management role. Higher Education experience preferred.

Required License / Registration / Certification:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday
8 – 5

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Ex Director, Budget & Planning

Physical Requirements:

Sitting, Writing, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate


Prepares and maintains operating and capital budgets in adherence to University and Board of Regents policies.


Designs, develops and maintains all short-term and long-term financial planning models, including alternative scenarios, to support the Health Science Center’s strategy and mission.


Prepares pro-forma financial plans for new programs, new construction, etc. that are under consideration, including projected impact on financial statements and financial ratios.


Provide support to the VP in developing presentation materials, reports, and financial analysis for various meetings, including meetings with the Cabinet, Board of Regents, Chancellor and other internal and external entities.


Provides support, education, and training to build compliance and risk awareness within the institution.


Hire, supervise, develop, train, mentor, and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel in Budget and Financial Systems.


Support and guide the Budget Office and Financial Systems to further streamline business processes, optimize the use of technology and oversee technology upgrades, implement digital tools, ensure compliance with security policies and maintain useful departmental webpages.


Analyze complex financial and statistical data and prepare reports, summary conclusions, and recommendations for university leadership.


Plan, organize, lead and handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously, meet schedules and due dates, and adjust plans due to changing circumstances.


Work closely with Provost operations and administrative budget unit leaders to understand their departmental needs; collect budget information, translate, and accurately model current and future initiatives under different scenarios.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/29/2021
Application Due: 3/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time