Chief Budget and Compliance Officer
Fiscal Affairs and Business
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
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
- 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
- Experience overseeing purchasing-related functions and fixed
- Advanced knowledge in fiscal and other regulatory compliance in
- Demonstrated effective written and oral communication and
- 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
- Experience working in a unionized environment.
- Experience working in a public institution of higher
- Experience with strategic financial planning, forecasting, and
development of long-term spending and budget plans.
- Prior or current purchasing authority of $5 million or
Substantially comparable experience and/or credentials may also
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
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 https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html.
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- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the
- 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
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
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.
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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