Director of Budget - Administrative Affairs - 13474

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater division of Administrative Affairs is currently recruiting for a Director of Budget.
Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of budget and finance systems in both non-profit and government setting.
Knowledge and skill in effective use of business application programs, budget preparation applications, and PeopleSoft or equivalent financial MIS accounting application systems.
Skill in effective communication, both orally and in writing, for the purpose of obtaining or conveying information and to synthesize information into appropriate action.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Administration, officials, staff, and students.
Ability to maintain professionalism and respect for confidentiality.
Experience implementing data analytic programs, i.e. Business Intelligence frameworks and systems.
Experience implementing spend analytic programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
Seven (7) years of responsible budget experience in both higher education and private sector experience.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated analytical skills and experience with data analytic programs, i.e. Business Intelligence.
Ability to work with personnel from diverse backgrounds.
Commitment to customer service with demonstrated success in leading change.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, management, finance, or related field.

Highly Desired Qualifications:
Evidence of continued education and/or higher degree from an accredited institution in business, management, finance, or related field.
Familiarity with Shared Financial System, such as PeopleSoft.
Familiarity with higher education funding sources and related policy issues.
Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels.
The Budget Director reports to the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs and is responsible for the overall development of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater budget.  Those responsibilities include but are not limited to budget preparation, analysis and review of the University’s General Program Revenue (GPR), segregated fees and revenue generating accounts including program revenue budgets, and conducting specialized audits. The position will act as a liaison with the University of Wisconsin System, departmental directors and institutional budget managers and academic departments in the finalization of the annual budget process. 

In addition to the responsibility for the direction and management of the areas listed above, this position has the following specific duties:

Position Summary:
Work collaboratively with University of Wisconsin System Administration on operating budget development, biennial budget development, reporting requirements, personnel related issues, and special committees as assigned.
Provide leadership and administrative supervision for the UW-Whitewater Budget Office including the development, implementation and monitoring of the annual operating budget.
Assure the financial integrity of the institution through compliance with applicable policies, laws and regulations.
Assist in the development of principles and assumptions to guide the annual operating budget process.
Perform budget/statistical analyses to support university policy and decision making.  Develop and evaluate data to support institutional functions including strategic planning, audit and review, office performance and review, assessment and accreditation.
Analyze budgets, create reports and identify needs for departments and units, assuring for good resource management over short and long term time horizons.
Work closely with the Controller and campus budget officers to discuss budget changes and or potential problems; serve as a resource to the Controller during budget manager meetings.
Coordinate and develop fiscal forecasting, develop accurate cost studies and projections and formulate into reports, as needed.
Advise governance groups (Faculty Senate and Academic Staff Assembly) on budget issues and procedures.
Monitor position assignments to assure UW-Whitewater compliance with position authority allocations.
Provide training, supports, and documentation to aid departments, colleges, and divisions in their budget development activities.
Monitor and manage institutional contingency fund accounts.
Prepare benchmark data for comparison to peer institutions.
Special projects as requested by university administration.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration. UW-Whitewater students achieve excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. In the 2014-15 Academic Year, UW-Whitewater was the first university in NCAA history at any level to win national championships in football, basketball and baseball in a single year. The campus offers more than 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. UW- Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. - See more at:
UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants for positions may indicate in writing that his or her identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statutes 19.36 (7)(a).

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

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Applications received by October 24, 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Christine Fisher
Executive Staff Assistant

Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Three (3) Professional References with contact information

This Job ID is 13474.

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