Director of Financial Planning and Budget

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Director of Financial Planning and Budget

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.



Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or statistics; preferred Master’s degree in finance, accounting or business administration. Eight years of relevant professional work experience in accounting, budget or finance required, ten years preferred. Two years of management/supervisory experience with the ability to lead employees through changes/business process improvements. Success in leveraging the use of technology and improving business practices. Experience developing advanced business and financial models. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Responsible for activities associated with budget planning, development and maintenance of the University Operating Budget. Work closely with the Executive Director, AVP of Financial Planning and Budget, College Administrators, and staff to assist the Dean/VP with financial planning, resources allocation, and business operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

Assists in the development and submission of the University’s annual Operating Budget as required by Texas State University System, Board of Regents’ Rules and applicable state law. Provides leadership to college/division staff related to business functions. Works with complex data sets and analytics tools in support of the College/Division strategic plan, multiyear financial plan, and key performance metrics. Develops advanced business and financial models. Assists in the coordination and implementation of new technology and/or technology enhancements to improve business processes. Analyzes budget changes to assure budgets reconcile to approved increase/decrease and result in a balanced budget. Analyzes financial data and develops moderately complex reports for forecasting and analysis. Serves as the secondary contact working with the staff of the Legislative Budget Board, and Texas State University System Office. Prepares regular and non-scheduled reports. Advises Division and/or College leadership about budget matters. Ensures compliance with all relevant state, federal, local, university and other related rules and regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Excellent financial analysis, financial modeling, and technology skills to develop solutions and recommendations; familiarity with budget models. Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to explain complex financial information to diverse employees at different levels with varying degrees of financial knowledge. Knowledge of strategic planning and budget. Ability to integrate complex operational and financial considerations using critical thinking. Demonstrated ability to coordinate, facilitate, and chair meetings for the purpose of resolving differences and working toward institutional goals. Develops collaborative relationships with Finance and Operations senior staff and college/division staff. Excellent organizational skills in identifying and prioritizing work activities. Knowledge and understanding of budget planning tool and ERP Budget Model to enhance operational effectiveness. Ability to use independent judgement.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/27/2021
Application Due: 5/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time