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[C21-081] Chief Budget and Compliance Officer

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Chief Budget and Compliance Officer

Fiscal Affairs and Business Services

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) invites applications for the position of Chief Budget and Compliance Officer (CBCO). Reporting to the University President, the CBCO will directly supervise the development and execution of the University budget functions. As a key member of the President’s executive team, the CBCO will provide leadership, vision, planning, and management supervision of various fiscal functional areas, including functions administered by the University Controller and staff such as accounting, accounts payable, grants accounting as well as contract compliance and procurement services.

CCSU is governed by the Board of Regents for Higher Education that oversees the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU). The CBCO is responsible for financial planning for the University, including directing the preparation of the annual University Spending Plan, the Mid-Year Spending Plan, and related budget documents in conformance with CSCU System guidelines, State of Connecticut regulations and the University’s mission and strategic plan.

Required Qualifications:  The successful candidate is expected to have strong leadership abilities, a record of collaborative decision-making, a high standard of professional integrity, and a strong sense of professional ethics. The CBCO must have the ability to direct multiple functional services and liaison with State and Federal regulatory entities.

Required qualifications also include the following:

  • Combination of education and progressive professional experience in budget management, including expertise in fiscal policy determination, resource allocation, and planning for spending priorities for operating budgets in excess of $100 million.
  • Candidates must possess either a Master’s degree in finance, accounting, business or related area plus seven (7) years of demonstrated professional experience OR a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business or related area plus ten (10) years of demonstrated professional experience as enumerated above.
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing systems for financial controls, processes, and financial reporting, as well as the ability to adapt to evolving technological financial tools.
  • Experience overseeing accounting, accounts payable and grant accounting functions.
  • Experience overseeing purchasing-related functions and fixed asset management.
  • Advanced knowledge in fiscal and other regulatory compliance in state government.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating and communicating with all levels of the institution, outside stakeholders and resource agencies, and liaising with regulatory and governing bodies.
  • Experience leading and supervising a team of fiscal professionals of ten (10) or more.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Experience working in a public institution of higher education.
  • Experience with strategic financial planning, forecasting, and development of long-term spending and budget plans.
  • Prior or current purchasing authority of $5 million or more.

Substantially comparable experience and/or credentials may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by September 24, 2021. To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at Select the job advertisement for [C21-081] Chief Budget and Compliance Officer and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references, noting title, email address and telephone number.


The Chief Budget and Compliance Officer is compensated at the Executive 1 salary level in accordance with the CSCU Human Resources Policies for Management and Confidential Professional Personnel 


The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Anna Suski-Lenczewski Search Committee Chair, at  

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.




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