Directs and facilitates completion of university-wide budget development by collecting, analyzing and reporting operational data; establishing and communicating budget guidelines and instructions to departments, and overseeing budget development training.
Oversees the financial management and analysis of budget reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Compares actual operating results to the anticipated budget for revenues and expenditures.
Develops benchmarking and metrics analysis techniques in support of revenue enhancement and expenditure control initiatives. Works with senior university financial leadership to help implement budget policy recommendations.
Develops and supports automated budget system solutions and enhancements to improve university budget management and associated processes by maintaining a current understanding of industry advancements in financial budget management and associated analytic systems.
Prepares reports and presentations for unit administrators, senior officers, and the Board of Trustees which clearly summarize trends, forecasts and metric analytics along with resulting recommendation.
Assists in the development of long term financial forecast models for strategic multiyear university financial planning to include capital and operating budgets.
Answers budget policy and procedure questions by researching and interpreting university budget procedures and related policies; makes recommendations for improvements.
Serves as a collaborative financial partner to unit leadership throughout the university.
Plans, documents, and manages performance of direct reports.
Provides team members with professional or technical growth through assignment, mentoring, and training.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance or related field of study.
7 plus years’ progressively responsible financial analyst and financial reporting experience in a multi-cost styled organization.
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training
Valid Texas Driver’s License.
Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of project management techniques.
Knowledge of customer service techniques.
Knowledge of finance and generally accepted accounting principles.
Advanced knowledge of data warehouse and business intelligence software tools including data extraction.
Skilled in leading the budget development process, establishing organizational financial budgets, and develop analysis in a digital complex multi-cost center environment.
Advanced Microsoft Office skills with emphasis in Excel.
Skill in project management.
Skill in analytical and problem-solving capabilities combined with strong leadership, negotiation, and interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple priorities using good judgement under pressure; results-oriented
Ability to pay close attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to effectively perform data extraction, manipulation, and analysis within an integrated ERP, data warehouse, and business intelligence software environment.
Ability to synthesize analytical results in clear and concise financial reports and presentations.
Ability to review and make recommendations and implement process improvement across the detailed budget management process.
Ability to work inclusively, collaboratively and effectively with others.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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