Assistant Director, Budget and Resource Analysis


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University Code 18256 University Title Senior Financial Management Analyst 3 University Job Family Financial Services ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Assistant Director, Budget and Resource Analysis Position Number 572120 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Budget & Res Analysis Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The Office of Budget and Resource Analysis has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Director!

The work of the budget team includes responsibility for budget development, multi year financial planning university wide, and development/oversight of strategic business planning and analysis. This position includes significant oversight responsibilities to ensure the continued success of the RCM style budget model, and a smooth transition from the old to the “new” budget model. As FY2019 represents the first year of “go-live” under the model, it will require a familiarity with both models and model systems as well as expertise in training/ad hoc supervision, creative problem-solving, process development and communications.

The principal responsibility of the Assistant Budget Director is to assist the Director in the task of developing and implementing the Office’s key initiatives in integrated financial modeling and forecasting including the associated processes, procedures, policies, training and communications. The key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

•The annual implementation of the budget (allocating resources on an annual basis and building a multi-year planning tool) including the development of unit-specific financial planning tools/business models for reporting to leadership/Board of Visitors on various operational and academic initiatives as well as assisting in operational problem solving for individual units
•The maintenance of the multi-year financial planning system (Whitebirch) which incorporates capital planning and related debt and financial position metrics
•Multiple reporting and forecasting tools built from the University financial reporting tools ( PBCS and Banner)
•Synthesis of the above into a single integrated approach to University financial planning
•Leading the offices’ enrollment and tuition planning analysis as needed across the university annual budget, state reporting and ad hoc reporting needs.

This position will provide leadership, technical support and project management for the initiatives and must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills in order to lead from within when working with teams across the University. The position will require strong managerial, analytical and communication skills to facilitate training and reporting to a community with diverse skills sets and responsibility.

This position will also be responsible for ensuring the accuracy, alignment/reconciliation with Banner (the system of record) ease of use, timeliness and consistency in all new OBRA reporting tools. As such the position will require exceptional attention to detail and ability to easily manage complex internal budgetary matrices.

The position manages a team of three analysts and will be responsible for their daily oversight, support, and development. Minimum Hiring Standards
•Graduation from a college or university with a major in accounting, business administration, public administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of professional level training and experience.
•Advanced proficiency with current word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and other types of records management systems. Knowledge of or ability to learn quickly the financial structure and financial procedures of the VCU .
•Advanced project management skills resulting in robust, time-efficient, accessible project plans and implementation
•Demonstrated capacity for independent thought, assessment and decision making. Ability to identify, define, analyze, and formulate alternative solutions to complex administrative and budget implementation issues.
•Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to interact constructively and collaboratively with multiple interested stakeholders, within and outside the organization, to achieve successful outcomes.
•The ability to think critically and improve processes based on strategic needs; Must be able to demonstrate comprehensive analysis and decision-making skills to implement quality improvements and assess effectiveness of changes.
•Superior skills and advanced knowledge and experience in software reporting (e.g. SAS EG), advanced Excel functions (e.g. pivot tables, advanced formulas), Access databases, Word and PowerPoint.
•Demonstrated expertise in assembling and analyzing data from a variety of stakeholders from within and outside of the organization.
•Ability to utilize knowledge of software and the organization to analyze large data sets (e.g., in excess of 20Mb) and provide interpretation, strategic advice and support for management decision-making and the university’s strategic plan.
•Demonstrated ability in prioritizing workflow and ability to work quickly and accurately to address multiple demands for data analysis.
•Expertise in developing financial modeling tools to address both local and leadership concerns regarding proposed expenditures.
•A thorough understanding of financial and accounting practices pertaining to governmental and not-for-profit organizations and generally accepted accounting principles.
•Ability to function as team leader including formal and informal supervision working to ensure timely, efficient and robust solution including development of staff.
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU . Preferred Hiring Standards
•Knowledge of Banner or comparable incremental/performance budgeting system.
•Familiarity with budgetary concept of responsibility centered management. Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Job Open Date 07/08/2021 Posting will close on or before 07/31/2021 Open Until Filled No Job Category Accounting/ Management/ Professional Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/107690 Posting Specific Questions

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