ATSU - Assistant Director, Budgeting & Planning

Location
Kirksville, MO
Posted
Apr 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

A.T. Still University (ATSU) is seeking an Assistant Director, Budgeting & Planning on the Kirksville, Missouri, campus. This position reports to the Director, Budgeting & Planning. The assistant director for budgeting and planning will perform complex and comprehensive work including forecasting, research analysis, trend analysis, financial modeling, and report writing related to budget preparation and submission; lead in providing analytical counsel and support for special projects to senior management; provide ongoing support to the vice presidents, deans, directors, college administrators, and professional staff; lead compilation, control, and monitoring of the university’s budgets; serve as administrator for budget development software; research, develop, evaluate, and formulate modifications and improvements to budgeting policies and financial procedures; support university financial reporting efforts including accreditation reports, financial audit report preparation, and monthly financial report summaries and analysis; supervise Truman State University finance interns and related account reconciliations; direct development and management of the university's 5 year forecast; and facilitate finance duties within the HR hiring process.

Regular office hours plus evening and weekend hours during budget development cycles and other deadlines.

Major Job Duties

  • Lead the budget development process including development of budget preparation schedules, communications, forms, and training for all participants (approximately 100 individuals campus-wide).
  • Perform monthly budget adjustments (approximately 3000 line-item changes per year) and analysis.
  • Direct development and maintenance of short and long-term financial forecasts for the university and developing programs (proformas).
  • Provide counsel and analytical project support to senior management.
  • Manage reporting of construction in progress.
  • Prepare external financial reports for accreditation.
  • Supervise intern performance and productivity.
  • Provide finance support with the human resources hiring and posting process (estimated 800 transactions per year).
  • Other duties as assigned by the director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Budget development and maintenance responsibilities
  • Facilitate annual budget interviews with president's cabinet and deans
  • Provide financial performance reports to CFO and executive leadership team
  • Work with budget managers and staff to resolve budget challenges and questions
  • Monitor actual expenditures against budget to identify and assist to resolve problems
  • Prepare schedules for annual audit reports and other external financial reports as needed ie. AACOM, CODA, IPEDS, etc.
  • Prepare assignments for interns and review submitted work for quality, accuracy, and timeliness

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field required
  • MBA preferred
  • Knowledge of university budgets and processes
  • GAAP accounting, financial reporting and analysis knowledge
  • Non-for-profit accounting knowledge helpful
  • Demonstrated expertise with spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of development tools, spreadsheets, and other report generators
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and budgeting methods
  • Ability to express ideas and effectively communicate both in writing and orally, with all employees including the senior management team
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and resources in an efficient manner
  • This individual must be able to prioritize tasks and manage multiple deadlines
  • Position requires good working relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff

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