Ohio University invites applications and nominations for the position of Budget Director.
With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 30,000 students. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America's best college towns. The campus seamlessly merges with Uptown Athens, which is rich with local food culture and walking distance from historic neighborhoods. Established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the state's first institution of higher education and one of America's oldest public universities. Today, OHIO is classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.
The Finance and Administration Division reports directly to Ohio University President Hugh Sherman and is comprised of more than 500 full-time staff who serve faculty, students, staff and the University community as a collaborative team through several offices and functions: Human Resources, Real Estate, Transportation and Parking, Mail Services, Finance, Architecture Design and Construction, Moving and Surplus, Printing Services, Facilities Management and Safety, Ohio University Police, Airport and Sustainability.
As an engaged member of the senior vice president's leadership team, the Budget Director leads the University Budget process by overseeing the office of Budget Planning and Analysis and by working with University stakeholders in the budgeting process. The role provides leadership and support in numerous University committees. Works with financial leadership team in development of analysis, reporting and financial decision making.
Key responsibilities include:
1. Support executive leadership decision making by:
Presenting analyses, impacts, and recommendations regarding budget drivers and assumptions inclusive of raise pools, benefit escalators and utilization, tuition and fee increases, enrollments, financial aid, new programs and investments;
Providing expertise and analyses regarding external factors that impact institutional financial planning inclusive of federal and state budget bills and state allocation models and methodology;
In partnership Chief Facility Officer, Executive Director Treasury Management and Director of Investments, analyze and model impacts of external and market factors on cost escalators and revenues with respect to interest rates, investment performance, commodity rates, forward pricing agreements on institutional budgets and cashflow projections;
Interacting with, and providing direction and training to, university administrative units in development, reconciliation, and forecasting unit budgets on a multi-year basis;
Provide consultation and advice to Academic Budget efforts within the Provost organization on academic unit budget submissions, analyses, trends and forecasting.
2. Provide leadership and direction for utilization and implementation of information technology and the creation & maintenance of budgeting tools, models, templates & guidance:
Leading development of business requirements as drivers for new tools and enhancements, external RFP's and fit gap analyses. Functional lead for implementation of new software/systems;
Defining inputs, tools, templates to support the development of planning unit budgets and consolidations;
Serving as advisor and resource to other university departments (i.e. IR/Enrollment/Treasury/Facilities) in the development of forecasting and financial modeling;
Collaborating with Financial Systems Team, IT, Accounting in creating integrations with existing institutional systems to streamline processes and create efficiencies.
3. Provide leadership and analyses in collaboration with the AVP, Finance in the quarterly development of institutional operating and non-operating forecasting, variance/flux analyses and respective impacts on multi-year budgets and decision processes. Support fiscal year audit activities as necessary.
4. Lead and direct presentation of budget materials:
Working with stakeholders in creation of university Budget Book, including communicating and enforcing deadlines reviewing, and editing submissions, creating narratives and supporting graphs, and assembling the document;
Creation of presentations for Broad of Trustee discussions and approvals;
Lead discussions and manage agendas for institutional committees inclusive of Budget Planning Council, Budget Partner Group, Executive Budget Group;
Participating in SEEC (Strategic Enrollment Executive Committee) subcommittees as appropriate with respect to budget planning impacts.
5. Represent Ohio University on IUC (Inter University Council) Committees; analyze proposals and discussions for impact on Ohio University as well as Ohio university sectors. Interact with Chancellor's staff at the Department of Higher Education (DHE) for necessary approvals, interpretation of Ohio Revised Code, and university fiscal strategies as appropriate.
This position supervises the following positions: Assistant Director; 3 Budget Analysts; 1 Data & Reporting Analyst.
Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting/Statistics
Minimum of 8+ years in Budgeting
Minimum of 6 years supervisory experience
Strong analytical skills required
Expert abilities with Microsoft Excel and database software required
Master's degree in Business Admin / Finance
Experience with a variety of budget models and approaches.
Experience with public institution allocation models.
Planning Unit: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Department: Budget Planning & Analysis
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: For a detailed opportunity profile, please visit https://www.ohio.edu/hr/2021-budget-director-profile. For questions, please contact Ivy Crockron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment Type: full-time regular
This Budget Director position is mapped as Pay Grade CA&P |23| at OHIO and, as such, salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities in the state of Ohio and beyond.
In addition to a competitive approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
Internal Number: 37622
About Ohio University
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.