Director, Budget and Capital Finance

Director, Budget and Capital Finance


The George Mason University, Facilities Department, invites applications for a Director of Budget and Capital Finance. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.



This position is responsible for managing day-to-day budget and capital finance operations; establishing, tracking, and reporting on various metrics and developing the annual operating budget for Facilities (E&G) and the total capital outlay and project spend; total budget in excess of 125m. Supervises capital budget analysts and operating budget analyst.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in accounting, business administration, or a related field supplemented by course work in quantitative analysis or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the use of various funding types, including state appropriation, bonds, donations, and self-generated revenue;
  • Significant experience in administrative, budgetary, or financial analysis;
  • Previous accounting background including fund/cost accounting, and sufficient budget and purchasing experience;
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment in analyzing organizational and procedural problems of a highly difficult and complex nature and making recommendations thereon.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree and experience in accounting, business administration, or a related field supplemented by course work in quantitative analysis.
  • Experience in facilities budgeting and accounting is required including: knowledge of business management and operations, performance analysis techniques, management information gathering and display, and accounting.


Special Instructions to Applicants: 

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


Equity Statement: 

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.