Assistant Vice President for Budget & Financial Planning

Saint Joseph’s University

Assistant Vice President for Budget & Financial Planning

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer, the Assistant Vice President for Budget & Financial Planning serves as a strategic partner and collaborative leader in the ongoing advancement of the University’s operating and capital budget development, implementation, and management; and purchasing office. The Assistant Vice President for Budget & Financial Planning actively promotes excellent service levels in supporting students, faculty, administration, and staff and is responsible for the integrity of the operating and capital budgets.

Duties and Responsibilities:    

∙ Direct University-wide annual operating and capital budget development and management, multi-year financial projections and strategic analysis.
∙ Provide leadership and direction to the budgeting, financial planning, and purchasing teams; sets goals that promote continuous improvement in services, processes, automation and efficiency.
∙ Serve as a strategic partner in the ongoing advancement of the University’s operating and capital budgets and purchasing.
∙ Engage in a collegial and transparent manner with all areas of the University to strengthen the overall effectiveness of the budgeting function and improve the dissemination and use of financial information.
∙ Develop skills, knowledge, and cross-training amongst employees; implement succession planning framework; enforce standards of accountability.
∙ Provide leadership in developing and implementing improvements in financial reporting, forecasting, and financial accountability, including institutionalization of business intelligence and dashboard reporting tools.
∙ Support the Planning & Budget Committee, Finance & Audit Committee of the Board, other University-wide Committees.

Minimum Requirements:

∙ Master’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or a related field.
∙ Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible financial management experience, particularly in the areas of budgeting, forecasting and strategic analysis.
∙ Ability to implement improvements in operating and capital budget development, financial reporting and forecasting.
∙ Ability to gain the trust and respect and positively influence a broad and diverse group of constituents.
∙ Strong service orientation, able to work collaboratively with a wide range of people, strong problem-solving skills.
∙ Ability to hire, retain, motivate and develop others.
∙ Experience developing and presenting detailed financial information, including financial plans, budgets, forecasts, and variance analyses, to diverse groups of constituents.
∙ Ability to think in innovative ways regarding financial matters that impact the University.
∙ Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

∙ Experience in higher education or a non-profit organization or commensurate corporate experience that is transferable to higher education.
∙ Banner (or equivalent enterprise-wide business systems) knowledge.

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Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.