Assistant Vice President, Budget and Planning

Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA4.1

Overall responsible for budget and planning to include Strategic Planning, Forecasting and Reporting, and Managing an overall University Budget of approximately $500 million. This position also has overall responsibility for SAS Financial Reporting.

Ensures compliance with the approved BOR policy of budgeting regarding the deadlines and the management of the budgeting process
Suggests suitable amendments in the budget to leadership and managerial staff of the concerned department
Strives for a transparent and logic driven budget where feasible
Consolidates data for budget and preparing a thorough budget presentation
Provides a regular overview of the financial status of all the operations, including key ratios and variances of information and ratios to prior years
Submits budget to the organization leadership and the USG for further review and approval in accordance with the approved policy
Renders financial advice to the management officials of different operations, to undertake proper financial planning and decision-making
Provides appropriate assumptions, including net enrollment, to departments to ensure budgets are built consistently with conservatism as a focus to not over extend the University resources
Reviews business plans for five years and makes the necessary update of the plan according to any material changes in the business or regulations, which may affect forecasts
Responsible for financial analysis in areas like program effectiveness, etc.
Monitors the budget throughout the year and analyzing actual results to budgets and forecasts, including preparing the Quarterly Budget to Actuals Report
Manage the position management functions at KSU including position data, department budget table, and reallocation of personnel expenditures (retro processing).
Work closely with Human Resources, Payroll and Accounting to ensure correct position data, funding, and expenditures.
Stay up-to-date on changes to OneUSG. Oversee regression testing related to budget and position management and implement internal process changes as needed.

Have unquestionable personal and professional integrity
Be an accomplished manager, at ease supervising a high-performing team of managers and staff
Knowledge of standard budget processes
Knowledge of federal, state, university and USG regulations that govern budget processes
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Accounting, Finance or related field is required

10 years comparable/related experience is required, with at least 3 years of management or supervisory experience
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Previous higher education experience