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Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Position Number: 2673384
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Budget Director/Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Position Number: E00078
Salary for Announcement: The salary range for this position is $90,600 - $151,300. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.The above salary range represents the Universitys good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Employee Category: Professional staff
Department: Budget Office

Position Summary:
This position is accountable for directing the preparation, monitoring, analysis and overall fiscal management of the annual University and auxiliary operating budget and overall financial planning that must align with the Institution's strategic plan. Collaborates with appropriate administrative officials and prepares Board of Trustee financial agenda items. Provide accurate and timely budget related reports to the external agencies such as JBC and CCHE, including fiscal note and legislative bill review and recommendations as needed.

45% - Provide leadership for the Universitys financial planning and budget development by: Managing the short-term and long-term budget and financial planning of the University, which includes facilities, academic projects, student service initiatives, and campus wide projects. Provide analysis of fiscal impact and identify resources for approved projects. Develop, recommend, and implement financial planning policies and guidelines to support long-term modeling and financial support for the Universitys strategic plan Direct and manage studies and analyses of budget and planning information to respond to internal and external queries and provide critical management information and other analysis to senior decision-makers. Lead annual budget development process, which includes providing the Budget Task Force (BTF) and senior leadership with applicable statistical, financial, and budgetary information. Analyze impact of tuition and fee rate changes on students and University resources. Provide peer comparison budgetary and actual information to the executive management, to support revisions in any business models as well as supporting financials decision making. Monitor fringe benefit rates and include any new proposals with the budget forecasts along with the employee compensation plan/package.
30% - Responsible for directing the Universitys budget operations; including preparation, monitoring, analyzing and overall fiscal management of the annual general fund and auxiliary budgets by: Manage expenditure and revenue projection analysis (forecasting), and project; manage fund balance estimates through periodic status meetings with the fiscal managers and the BTF meetings. Provide regular status reports to Senior Leadership. Oversee the annual internal departmental budget allocations. Assure reallocations, reductions and new budget distribution are completed and communicated in a clear and timely manner. Ensure the Budget Office website is updated accordingly. Provides training to the campus on budget topics. Monitor expenditures of general and auxiliary funds throughout the University for the fiscal rules and federal compliance and the intent of the Board of Trustees approved allocation. Manages preparation of Board of Trustees materials, including preparing fiscal agenda items including tuition & fee schedules, initial budget allocation and mid-year budget revisions, plus all ad hoc fiscal related items. Present budgetary reports as appropriate. Assist VP with Board of Trustee presentations related to budget matters. Direct the fiscal year end budget process and budget roll. Assist with the annual financial audit as it relates to the budget to actual comparisons. As necessary participate in implementing mandated state cutbacks by recommending possible reductions and/or proposing revenue enhancements and identifying possible efficiencies. Provide responses for external reports including those from CCHE, JBC, IPEDS, Moodys and any other required state and Federal budgetary reports.

15% - Supervision Supervise Budget Office staff (currently 7 direct reports), including hiring, scheduling and assigning work, reviewing performance, training and professional development, and recommend and/or implement salary increases, promotions, transfers, demotions, or terminations.
10% - Coordinate efforts with government affairs office to ensure timely accurate information is provided to further the mission of the University.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree
  • Previous experience with budget allocation, financial modeling, projecting, governmental accounting, internal controls, and generating reports.
  • Previous progressive experience in budget development and financial reports
  • Previous supervisory duties experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters or advanced degree
  • Experience with higher education
  • CPA license
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 5 years progressive experience providing leadership for an organization/institutions financial planning and budget development
  • Previous experience developing and implementing financial planning policies and guidelines
  • Previous experience providing trainings and/or presentations on budget topics to organizational key stakeholders
  • Previous experience with fringe benefit rates

Posting Date: 09/17/2021
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and our prospective teammates are our highest priority and as an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination on file for all employees.

MSU Denver is requiring all employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19, or to submit an exemption and be subject to following the Covid-19 safety protocols. As an employee of MSU Denver, an exemption or lack of proof of vaccination will require you to submit to weekly Covid-19 testing starting the week of August 23, 2021.
Additionally, all institutions on campus are requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of your vaccinations status.

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