Senior Director, Budget Coordination and Planning
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Salary Range (Full-Time)
$100,000.00 - $160,000.00 (dependent on experience and other considerations)
Responsible for the oversight, coordination, development, and administration of the annual budget for all Schools and/or administrative workgroups within Dallas College. As a key member of the Finance Leadership Team, provides analysis and advice on budget and financial matters, including long-term financial forecasts and trends.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Extensive knowledge of budgeting, planning and financial analysis.
Demonstrated knowledge of computerized accounting systems, spreadsheets, and data analysis.
Ability to collaborate, build and maintain effective working relationships with diverse, multicultural stakeholders and constituents within the Dallas College community network. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to speak persuasively to others.
Knowledge of financial planning and budget management principles, policies, laws, and regulations, as applied to institutions of higher education. Excellent organizational skills, project management, analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to facilitate both the tactical and strategic elements of budget oversight. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a dynamic environment.
Experience with examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Ability to provide excellent customer services.
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting. Official transcripts will be required.
Seven (7) years of progressively comprehensive experience developing budget processes in a large, complex environment (preferably, higher education), and related policy development and implementation.
Three (3) years supervisory experience.
Experience in implementation of new financial systems preferred.
***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check.***
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Direct and oversee the development and administration of the budget for the Schools and/or administrative workgroups within Dallas College; develop preliminary budgets and scenarios; identify pertinent financial and budget issues; provide recommendations; coordinate the annual budget build process; manage the budget development process; actively participate in the preparation of the annual budget book for board approval.
Assist in the preparation of presentation materials for the Chancellor and Board of Trustees. Assist in the preparation of State budget requests. Develop and maintain long-range budgetary financial models (e.g., multi-year budget planning) and ensure that budget policies and procedures are administered with consistency throughout the Schools and administrative workgroups of Dallas College while meeting fiscal goals and objectives.
Direct the development and maintenance of numerous databases for analysis, evaluation, and presentation of budget materials to Chancellor, Board of Trustees, and other external and internal parties.
Monitor performance of the Schools and/or administrative workgroups budget accounts to ensure desirable levels; review and recommend action on exceptions to budget to include budget transfers and special item requests.
Prepare performance metrics and ad-hoc financial analysis, as necessary.
Develop strategies and make recommendation for budget model methodology that supports the priorities of each School and/or administrative workgroup of Dallas College while advancing the College as a whole. Ensure continuing consistency with Dallas College fiscal goals and objectives as outlined in the Strategic Priorities. Provide advice and counsel on budget policy matters. Complete required Dallas College professional development training hours per academic year. Perform other related duties as assigned.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.
Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.
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