Assistant Budget Director

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of the Office of Budget and Financial Planning, this position will provide leadership and direction for all aspects of position control and day-to-day budget operations. Other departmental responsibilities include preparing complex budget and financial analysis, end-user training for budget development procedures and Cognos reports, monitoring central fringe benefits and turnover/vacancy rates to ensure sufficient budget is available, reviewing Sponsored Programs and Grants Management submissions and procedures for compliance with financial policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience developing and managing budgets for a large scale organization. Required skills include: proficient knowledge of budget and planning methodologies, position control management, and fringe benefit analysis; ability to conduct complex financial analyses and prepare relevant reports for management; ability to plan, direct, and oversee budget development processes; ability to prepare comprehensive evaluations of budget requests and their justifications, coordinate budget formulation with agency objectives and negotiate problem areas; ability to communicate professionally through oral, written, and interpersonal communications; ability to develop and deliver end-user training and presentations; ability to analyze financial data in Microsoft Excel and Access utilizing advanced functionality; experience working in and extracting data from an automated financial accounting system (such as Banner); ability to work in a fast-paced environment, adapt to and facilitate change, and to work independently or as part of a team; ability to plan, implement and direct projects and programs affecting areas of responsibility. Must have an advanced degree in Business Administration or related field, or training and work experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given for a Master’s degree with experience in higher education finance or related field involving budget or financial analyses; familiarity with public policies affecting state colleges and universities; understanding of Virginia’s legislative process; and experience in preparing financial forecasts in large complex organizations utilizing an ERP system such as Banner.

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