ATSU - Assistant Director Finance, Budgeting & Planning

Employer
A.T. Still University
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


A.T. Still University (ATSU) is seeking an Assistant Director Finance, 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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