Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Budget Director, the Director of Budget and Finance contributes to IIT’s ability to develop and manage its $240 million annual operating budget by maintaining portions of the budget model, developing financial and managerial reports and supporting university budget managers. The Director of Budget and Finance will serve as the primary point of contact between the Budget Office and academic and administrative departments by disseminating and collecting annual budget development workbooks, responding to data requests, providing training and automated reports to units, analyzing budget versus actual variances, and troubleshooting end-user budgeting issues. This position is focused on the intersection of technical processes and end-user requirements and will work collaboratively with stakeholders and technical analysts to design and implement tools and automations that improve the end-user experience with budget processes and achieve process efficiencies. A strong interest in and ability to develop informative and relevant financial reports for a variety of constituencies is required.
Advanced degree required, with a degree in business, finance or accounting strongly preferred. Experience designing and authoring financial reports required. 5-8 years’ experience in financial administration, budget management or related field required. Working knowledge of financial statement presentation and managerial accounting functions required.
Requires a high level of integrity and honesty, including a demonstrated maturity to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information. Ability to be flexible and creative. Ability and willingness to learn new skills and technologies. Ability to work independently. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated proficiency in troubleshooting the above programs. Experience with Ellucian Banner and Cognos report writer preferred. Experience with fund accounting and resource-centered management (RCM) preferred.