Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Financial Planning
University of Arkansas
August 17, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The University of Arkansas is seeking an experienced budget and financial planning professional to join our leadership team. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Financial Planning supports the University’s strategic, capital and operational planning processes; develops the operating budget and recommends resource allocation; and provides oversight and mentoring to unit financial officers in the decentralized divisions and academic units. Specific responsibilities include the following: Direct and coordinate the operating budget planning and allocation process, including preparation of special analyses and reports needed to facilitate budget development. Phase in direct oversight over unit financial officers by establishing ongoing communication regarding actual results of operations, projections of annual results, variances from budgets, new or discontinued activities or any other financial concerns. Implement budget processes consistent with new financial software to support analysis of monthly budget to actual expenditures. Assess and report on financial performance for all areas of the university. Prepare comprehensive and understandable executive-level reports detailing the financial position to support decision making. Monitor national and state economic forecasts and consider the impact to University resources. Use financial modeling software to develop revenue and expense forecasts, execute strategic plans and achieve creative approaches to complex financial issues.
Earned bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, public administration, public policy or a related field
Possess strong accounting skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain budgets in an integrated financial accounting system
Skilled financial manager with ten years of progressively responsible experience in budgeting, financial analysis, modeling and reporting
Experience in the use of technology to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons and impact studies
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and establish effective working relationships with a wide variety of people as a part of a senior leadership team
Demonstrated ability to affect and manage change
Applicable equivalencies may be considered.
Internal Number: NC1181P
About University of Arkansas
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for em...ployees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.