Under administrative direction of the Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Vice President, Budget Planning & Management (“VP, Budget Planning & Management) serves as the chief budget officer for Arizona State University, including all campuses and educational centers. The VP, Budget Planning & Management will plan, organize and direct all work activities in Budget Planning and Management to ensure accurate budgets, strong performance, and a full understanding of central expenditures and standards.
The VP, Budget Planning & Management will be a strategic and collaborative leader with substantial financial management experience. He or she should also have the demonstrated ability to work well in a complex environment and be committed to using his/her expertise to advance the University’s mission and highest priorities.
S/he must be able to build a high-performing team and instill a culture of excellence and accountability in budgeting and financial operations both within the Budget Planning & Management Office and the larger University community.
The position is a highly visible member of the Finance team, and will have regular interaction with multiple stakeholders across the University including School Deans, Associate Deans, Administrative unit Business Officers, and across the Finance team.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is closed.
The successful candidate will be an innovative thought leader in budgeting and will provide senior leadership advice and recommendations with regards to implementing and maintaining best-in-class budgeting practices relevant to a large and complex public university.
Specifically, the VP, Budget Planning & Management will provide vision, leadership and direction in the following areas:
Directs and/or coordinates fiscal processes for the university to meet internal needs and to comply with the fiscal and budgetary requirements of the Board of Regents, Governor’s Office and Legislature.
Reviews Divisional, School, Center/Institute, and administrative unit budget submissions by analyzing financial reports and comparing actual operating results to the projected budget for revenues and expenditures.
Establishes budget processes and procedures for compiling, monitoring, and analyzing the University’s consolidated annual operating and capital budgets and for comparing actual performance to budget.
Provides support to facilitate the integration of fiscal planning, academic program planning, physical facilities and other planning (including human resource development) for the university.
Oversees the development and preparation of long-range goals and short-range plans, objectives and outcome measures for the university.
Directs the design, format and timing of university budget requests; manages staff in development, scheduling, conferences, writing and printing of documents.
Presents and explains budget recommendations before university groups.
Performs complex analyses of financial data and project revenues and expenditures.
Develops, recommends, and implements strategies to address proactively issues or problems with financial results and ensure balanced fiscal operations. Monitor the monthly performance to identify areas of positive and negative trends.
Confers with the Board of Regents and staff and with the Executive and Legislative planning and budget staffs and answers questions regarding fiscal and strategic planning and budgeting.
Testifies before the Board of Regents and the Legislative committees and subcommittees regarding university fiscal and budget policies and defending university budget requests.
Directs, instructs and counsels subordinates who are supervisors, section managers and highly skilled technicians carrying out tasks requiring considerable judgment or creative effort.
Devises timetables, schedules, or agendas for achievement of work objectives, completion of projects or development of changes in work processes.
Keep current on information and technology affecting the Budget Planning & Management Office to increase innovation and ensure compliance.
A Bachelor's degree and nine (9) years of experience in budget preparation and control, program analysis and presentation including three (3) years in a managerial or administrative capacity; OR,A Master's Degree and seven (7) years of experience in budget preparation and control, program analysis and presentation including three (3) years in a managerial or administrative capacity; OR,Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Arizona State University seeks a committed and experienced professional with proven leadership skills, a deep understanding of the academic mission of the University and demonstrated success and relevant experience with budgeting, planning and financial systems at large complex organizations. The successful candidate will bring a sense of innovation and strategic planning to key initiatives across all areas of the University.
The VP, Budget Planning & Management will have the following experiences, capabilities, and attributes:
A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in budget preparation and control, program analysis and presentation, including at least 3-5 at a managerial level within a comparable public or private institution or organization.
Proven track record of success as a leader and manager of a wide range of people, functions and activities in a large, complex and centrally-drive budget and planning environment.
Ability to build strong relationships across the enterprise, demonstrating a consultative demeanor to build rapport and establish credibility and communicating effectively.
Superb analytical skills, bringing the ability to examine challenges creatively and propose innovative and effective solutions.
Knowledge of the principles, concepts and current practices in government and university organization, budgeting and fiscal control.
Superior verbal and written communication.
Skill in organization, planning and management of a staff of workers and supervisory personnel working toward goals and objectives of the work system.
Ability to recruit top quality talent and to mentor and develop an outstanding team.
Skill in interpersonal relations, as applied to interaction with regents, legislators and their staffs, representatives of the governor’s office, and other organizations.
Skill in analysis and evaluation of fiscal, policy, economic or political factors affecting the budget needs and planning requirements of the university.
Knowledge of the processes of State government, including the legislative and executive processes, and their underlying principles and concepts is desired but not required.
Knowledge of State laws and State Board of Regents and ASU rules and regulations, policies and practices related to budget development, appropriations, strategic planning, legislation, and policies of the current university administration preferred.
Arizona State University (ASU) is a top-ranked comprehensive research university in the greater Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area, and is designated among the premier grouping of “Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity (R1)” according to the Carnegie Classification of IHEs. ASU is nationally ranked, often as a “top ten”, in many categories of academic, research and service excellence, none more brilliant nor special than U.S. News & World Report’s Number 1 position on its “Most Innovative Schools” list - for the fourth consecutive year - ahead of Stanford at Number 2 and MIT at Number 3. This ranking is based on a survey of college presidents, provosts and admissions deans across the country. ASU is a leader in student entrepreneurship, knowledge delivery and student support services, and is continually offering degrees in emerging fields. For more information, please visit https://about.asu.edu/rankings
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Instructions to Apply:
Arizona State University invites nominations, expressions of interest and applications (letter of interest and résumé or CV) for the position of Vice President, Budget Planning and Management. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted by October 31, 2018. Applications and nominations received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the University. Nominations and applications should be submitted by email to email@example.com.
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Arizona State University is a creating a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application, blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 67,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.