Under supervision of the Vice President for Business and Finance, the Director is responsible for planning and managing the financial components of the University’s strategic, capital, and operational planning processes, developing operating and capital budgets, developing long-range financial plans, and recommending resource allocation. This position is a key participant in long-term strategic planning and goal setting for facilities, technology, and anticipated staffing needs to support the growth and development of the University. Responsibilities include financial review and analyses and collection of financial and program information on institutional needs and relating those needs to available resources in a manner that will facilitate executive decision-making. The Director manages all aspects of the Budget Office, including the daily activities of the University budget while ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, regulations and statutes.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans and directs the annual institutional budgeting process; analyzes budget and actual trends; interprets and communicates budget results to a variety of constituencies, including the Board of Trustees, President and University Officers, and the Faculty Finance Committee.
Coordinates the internal strategic budgeting process to ensure compatibility with the institutional goals and objectives, to ensure that the budget is developed in alignment with the resources available, and to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the budgeting process.
Works closely with the Vice President for Business and Finance to develop, analyze, and present management information as necessary for financial analysis and forecasting, evaluation of programs and internal allocations, and to support sound executive decision making.
Develops the criteria, formats and guidance to be used by all programs in the preparation of their annual budget requests.
Develops, recommends and implements financial planning policies and guidelines to support long-term financial modeling and financial support for the University’s strategic plan.
Directs studies and analyses of budget and planning information to respond to internal and external queries and provide critical management information and other analysis to senior decision-makers.
Works closely with the University Controller, supervises and coordinates the University’s fiscal year end reconciliation between budget and audit results.
Maintains the long-term financial planning model in Axiom.
Serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Performs other site and position specific functions as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; minimum of (10) years of progressive administrative experience in a postsecondary education or not-for-profit setting with direct knowledge of and experience with fund accounting, budgeting, and finance.
Comprehensive knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of institutional budget policy, public finance, and higher education financial reporting.
Analytical abilities and skills to address complex budget issues, including formulating and implementing resolution plans.
Ability to develop and implement creative and innovative budget strategies; ability to lead, work in teams, facilitate meetings, and build consensus;ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
Sophisticated user of information technology; Datatel Colleague ERP and Axiom Budgeting and Forecasting software experience preferred.
Strong project management and organizational skills.
Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
For more information on Capital University, visit our website at www.capital.edu.
Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.
Founded in 1830, Capital University is a mid-sized, comprehensive, private university whose community values of diversity, free inquiry, ethical reflection and civic engagement are strongly promoted within the Lutheran tradition of higher education. The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in an atmosphere of personal attention to students. The academic units at Ca...pital University include the College and the Law School. Five schools comprise the College: School of Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Health; School of Management and Leadership; School of Social Sciences and Education; Conservatory of Music and School of Communication; and School of Humanities. The University enrolls approximately 4,000 students, including 2,200 traditional undergraduates. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Capital is committed to building a diverse community and encourages applications from women and minorities.Capital University calls Columbus, Ohio, home. As Ohio's capital and most populated city, Columbus is rich in cultural diversity and the arts, the center of the state's political activity, and home to several Fortune 500 companies. Columbus ranks in Money magazine's picks of the ten best big cities. It is the third fastest growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest and 16th largest city in the nation.