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Budget Director

Company: Penn State University
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Job Description:

CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process . Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:The Pennsylvania State University seeks candidates for the position of Budget Director. This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Budget and Finance with a dotted line to the Senior Vice President for Finance & Business/Treasurer. The Budget Director is responsible for supporting the budget planning, analysis, and reporting activities for the University. The Budget Director delivers meaningful budget variance reporting and analysis and leverages technology to modernize the University's approach to deploying budget and financial resources. Primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Support the development of the University's $8.4B+ budget.
  • Develop reports, financial projections, and analysis for short and long-term planning.
  • Develop forecasts, models and scenarios that inform budget planning and resource allocation decisions.
  • Prepare materials for annual state and federal reporting requirements.
  • Manage, track, and allocate internal University reserves and commitments.
  • Utilize our enterprise resource planning tool to monitor and track the budget.
  • Assist in the establishment of policies and procedures which ensure that resources are used in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • Create standardized reporting templates and training tools.
  • Explore and recommend operational improvement opportunities related to budget and planning.
  • Anticipate and respond to budget challenges and opportunities, including ones related to federal research funding.
  • Participate as needed in tuition and financial aid discussions with a focus on access and affordability.
  • Comply with the University's internal and external reporting requirements and support the advancement of institutional data resources to provide official data for federal and state reporting.
  • Represent budget and finance on various internal committees as assigned.
  • Manage and lead a diverse team of professionals to manage the University's budget process and implementation. As a member of the Budget and Finance Team, you will be joining a team of individuals who have the ambition to help Penn State succeed. Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, and individual perspectives that add variety and vitality to the workplace. The University believes that we can learn from each other's differences and break down the barriers that separate us. Penn State is a place where everyone can be themselves, together. Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree with at least 5 years related experience required.
    • Supervision experience and effective leader of people and programs with ability to build, nurture, and retain a strong team of professionals and commitment to foster and advance a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    • Experience working in a large, complex organization, higher education environment preferred.
    • Financial, budget, and analytics experience.
    • Experience developing key partnerships across a variety of stakeholders to collaborate and gain buy-in on initiatives.
    • Experience developing and implementing transformational change, with the ability to think strategically and implement sound financial and budget practices and reporting. Skills and Abilities:
      • Strategic analytical thinker and creative problem solver
      • Team player and collaborator; humble
      • Leadership and supervisory skills
      • Strong written and oral communication skills; effective presenter
      • Exceptional organization skills with ability to manage competing priorities
      • Accurately analyze and report information
      • Active listener
      • Political acumen CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. -EEO IS THE LAWPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.Penn State is committed to the health of our local and global communities. As a condition of employment, all -employees -are required to comply with COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements. Click on Penn State Covid-19 Vaccination or Testing Requirements to learn about the requirements as well as general COVID-19 information at Penn State. There's a reason Penn State consistently ranks among the top one percent of the world's universities. Across 24 campuses, our 100,000 students and 40,000 faculty and staff know the real measure of success goes beyond the classroom - it's the positive impact made on communities across the world. Our ideals stem from our origins as Pennsylvania's sole land-grant institution, which allow us to continue to bring positive impact to humanity through our teaching, research, and engagement mission. And across the world is a community of Penn Staters - more than half a million strong - driven by that same spirit to serve our local and global communities.At Penn State, passion is met with collaboration in an environment that is rooted in shared pride for the accomplishments of our fellow students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Penn Staters cheer each other on to build a culture committed to service and engagement.Our University values represent our core ethical aspirations for all our daily activities and actions as students, faculty, staff, and volunteers at Penn State. Our values are as follows; Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence, and Community.

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