The University Budget Director is responsible for monitoring and analyzing all university budgets. The position develops, recommends and implements solutions for budgetary challenges and recommends operational internal controls. Work is performed through complex analysis, audit, forecasting and reporting of institutional and departmental budget and accounting data under the direction of the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance. Supervises staff and provides training.
The University Budget Director must have the ability to prepare and present various budget information including budget trend analysis, long term budget forecasts, and graphic representations of budget/financial information for different levels of users. The individual will provide both oral and written explanations of budget activities and outcomes to assist others in understanding the budgeting process.
Supporting and engaging in the university’s continuous quality improvement course of action is expected.
• Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related area with a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible accounting or financial experience • In-depth knowledge of GAAP and fund accounting • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills to perform complex financial and cost analysis • Experience in developing and managing complex budgets • Ability to prioritize, work independently and manage multiple projects concurrently • Evidence of collaboration with diverse constituents • Extensive computer skills and spreadsheet development • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills • Experience and technical expertise using computerized accounting systems, databases, spreadsheet and work process programs.
Internal Number: 2754
About Montana State University Billings
Montana State University Billings is a comprehensive public four-year higher education institution located in Montana's largest population center, whose faculty is actively engaged in teaching, research, creative endeavors and public service. MSU Billings is unique in that it is one of a select few higher education institutions that also boasts an embedded two-year community college.
The University opened in 1927 and was initially called Eastern Montana State Normal School at Billings and was established to prepare teachers for elementary schools in eastern Montana. MSU Billings has grown, with the city of Billings and Yellowstone County, into the major urban comprehensive higher education center of south central and eastern Montana. The University campus consists of four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Allied Health Professions. Seven miles west of the University campus sits City College at MSU Billings, which serves the comprehensive two-year mission of the university.