Salary Range: Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Under the general direction of the Provost, the Budget and Finance Director provides specialized Directorial services related to resource management including providing leadership of a strategic nature through organizational college and division planning activities, and the development and evaluation of highly complex programs with broad impact.
The Budget and Finance Director works independently and is accountable for the accuracy and completion of complex assignments involving detailed budget and financial analysis. This position will develop and track annual budgets, advise the Provost on long-range fiscal planning, ensure that institutional data reported by the colleges and division administrative areas are accurate and that data used by all Academic Affairs areas are interpreted consistently for decision-making purposes.
Responsibilities include oversight of sensitive or confidential matters and diplomatic communications with the division's internal and external stakeholders. The position works closely with financial personnel in the colleges and other units in the division, tracking and coordinating budgets and expenditures for reporting and alignment purposes. Additionally, the Budget and Finance Director may supervise staff, provide training for members of the Provost's administrative and leadership team, and offer consultative services to the college's administrative and leadership teams. As directed by the Provost, the Director of Budget and Finance sits on committees such as the Campus Fee Advisory Committee and others.
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Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in financial management work or equivalent. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
Skills in operational and fiscal analysis, organization and planning.
Ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, leadership, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility and judgment. Ability to represent the university and its interests in a professional and conscientious manner.
Thorough knowledge of administrative survey techniques, business process cycles, calendars and system processing needs including functions, input/output, dependencies, processing options, and timing considerations; methods and procedures for research and statistical analysis and the ability to apply them in order to meet programmatic or administrative goals.
Expertise in, and advanced knowledge of, principles and best practices associated with public and business administration, fiscal management, record keeping, and budgeting in a complex environment, including the use of generally accepted accounting principles.
Demonstrated ability to use appreciable judgment to interpret, apply, and develop policies and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of administrative concepts, practices and procedures to research, develop and evaluate policies and programs, including collection, evaluation and interpretation of data and information from a wide variety of sources to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. Ability to assess and formulate the impact of recommended or implemented policies from a strategic and operational perspective.
Strong working knowledge of information systems, reporting software, and multiple complex database practices, including an understanding of system tables, data integrity management, and the working relationships/interfaces between those data bases.
Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems from a broad and interactive perspective; using appreciable ingenuity and innovation to conceive of new approaches and strategic solutions to address complex problems and issues.
Strong ability to interpret, apply, work with, and explain to others a variety of complex academic policies and procedures (including pertinent laws and regulations) and understand the underlying intent when processing exceptions and/or requesting exceptions to be reviewed/approved; perform data management transactions with accuracy and efficiently, sound judgment and professional integrity.
Ability to effectively lead projects, as well as teams, in understanding objectives, gathering requirements and issues, evaluating and arriving at solutions, completing tasks and action items, and meeting project deadlines.
Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated skills as a self-motivated, highly productive, independent worker who is results and customer service oriented, with the ability to problem solve on a frequent basis. Exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to independently prioritize and coordinate multiple and shifting objectives, transitioning from projects/assignments as needed.
Demonstrated ability to update documentation of procedures; clearly and professionally respond to email; prepare and compose memorandums, official correspondence.
Demonstrated ability to effectively compile and maintain complex and extensive records, prepare reports and summaries, and effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format using consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.
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Master's degree in a related field.
Management and fiscal/budgetary experience in higher education settings.
Knowledge of CSU budget structure and related policies, state statutes, regulations, and codes, including the State Budget Act.
Experience in enrollment management issues and the evaluation of programs and institutional effectiveness.
Experience managing databases including building, maintaining or querying large relational databases such as Peoplesoft.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
This position classification has been defined as "Exempt" and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Full-time MPP employees are required to disclose outside employment at time of hire or within 30 days of taking additional outside employment subsequent to time of hire.
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
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At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approa...ch to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international and multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.