The Academic Affairs Business Officer is a critical member of the Financial Planning Office reporting directly to the Budget Director with a dotted line to the Provost. The Business Officer provides primary support, guidance, and oversight for fiscal operations of the full portfolio of operations encompassing Academic Affairs. With the support of two business analysts, the Business Officer is responsible for Academic Affairs operating budget management, routine and non-routine institution-wide forecasts and projections, annual budget request processes, various Academic Affairs specific modeling, faculty and Academic Affairs staff salary budgeting, and ad-hoc analyses and scenario projections. Enrollment, tuition, cost of attendance, financial aid, and graduate support modeling and analysis are critical functions of this position. These models form various causal relationships that require consistent and meticulous maintenance. This position must ensure that these models align with each other and with overarching Academic Affairs and Mines strategic plans. Additionally, this position is responsible for the management of the academic allocation and productivity models, procedural documentation, budgeting system implementation, and the communication of financial data into high-level summary reports. This position supervises two business analysts who provide primary customer support on fiscal matters to units reporting to the Provost. The Business Officer is responsible for directing the work of the two business analysts while balance priorities with staff workload. This position requires critical and strategic thinking, the ability to perform robust financial analyses, independent problem solving abilities, effective and collaborative interpersonal skills, detail-orientation, initiative, and the ability to manage simultaneous, high-profile projects.
The Financial Planning Office is an integral strategic partner with all departments at Mines for achieving the institution’s mission. We are dependable, compassionate, and creative as we set the standard of budgeting best practices, provide financial planning for strategic decision making, lead cooperative and open communication, allocate resources responsibly, and report and analyze data accurately to tell the Mines story.
Required Qualifications: a Baccalaureate degree in accounting, finance or other related field with progressive experience in financial accounting or budgeting
Advanced proficiency with Window-based software packages involving spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and presentation applications
Experience working with large complex data sets
Experience with training and excellent interpersonal and communications skills
active Certified Public Accountant licensure
Progressive experience with higher education fund accounting, budget and projection modeling, and cost accounting as applied to academic operations and business processes
Banner, Oracle-based or similar financial system experience
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu
Internal Number: 493275
About Colorado Schoool of Mines
Colorado School of Mines is known globally for the quality of its distinctive graduates, the success of its alumni and its unique expertise in topics related to earth, energy and the environment. A student body of about 5,900 allows for a student-faculty ratio of 17:1 while maintaining rigorous degree programs that provide a top-notch technical education and professional training and experiences in areas such as communication, leadership, teamwork and ethics. Located in the scenic foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the City of Golden provides a welcoming and diverse setting for the Mines community to enjoy.
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