Associate Vice President of Budget and Financial Planning

first_imgInclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valuedcompetencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team memberwho is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population ofpartners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someonewho shares our values and who will support the mission of theuniversity through their work.Are you interested in this dynamic opportunity? Please applytoday.More InformationPlease visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming partof an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.Statement of Assurance: https://www.cmu.edu/policies/administrative-and-governance/statement-of-assurance.htmlCarnegie Mellon University is an Equal OpportunityEmployer/Disability/Veteran. The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Budget and FinancialPlanning is responsible for supporting the financial planning& analysis activities, providing insight and strategic counselto university management and partnering closely with academic andadministrative units across the university. We strive to attract atrusted business partner which requires intellect, collaboration,analytical curiosity, dedication and ingenuity to achieve.Embracing and valuing individual experiences, capabilities, talentsand perspectives by fostering and promoting a culture of diversity,equity and inclusion is imperative in this role.Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the AVP will beresponsible for providing effective leadership to the developmentand management of the $1.3B operating budget. You will lead thedaily activities of our budget office, as well as lead a team of 6professionals (1 manager and 5 analysts).  Partnering closelywith the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Budget and Planning tocoordinate the efforts of divisional budget managers across theuniversity as well as liaise with senior management in the creationof ad-hoc financial analysis and business models for criticalinitiatives.  You will drive timely and accuratefinancial plans, forecasts, and reporting as well as providefinancial expertise, identify risks and opportunities, translateinsights into action plans and see plans through toexecution. We are seeking candidates who have strategic visionfor the position of AVP of Budget and Financial Planning tofundamentally transform the way we work and engage with our campuspartners.Your core responsibilitiesinclude:Maintain capital and operational forecasting schedules, assistin the preparation of pro-forma financials for various capitalprojects and university directives, and be responsible for thepreparation of annual budgets.Enhance the quality of insight generation through the use ofscenario planning, analytics and metrics including a robust forwardlooking modeling capacity to support university initiatives.Providing strategic leadership in advancing a premier financialplanning and analysis operation by applying best practices tocontinuously improve our existing processes and oversight andmanagement of planning and management reporting efforts.Working closely with key internal partners, particularlyacademic and administrative unit partners, to develop integratedand robust university budgets and forecasts.Providing insights to develop and implement technology andother solutions to meet critical timelines that support ourstrategic plan, multiyear financial plan, annual budgets, bi-annualforecast, quarterly/monthly reporting packets and related on-goinganalysis.Providing support to the CFO in developing presentationmaterials and financial analysis for various meetings, includingmeetings with: the Executive Management Team, Deans, Board ofTrustees, Finance Committee, rating agencies and other internal andexternal partners.Collaborating with campus partners to explore continuousoperational improvement opportunities related to the university’sbudget.Serving the units as a partner and resource to cross-functionalproject or coordinating teams.Planning, documenting, and managing the performance ofsubordinate managers and/or staff.  Provides staff withprofessional or technical growth through assignment, mentoring, ortraining. Other duties as assigned.You must demonstrate:Strong financial and analytical skills and the ability toexplain financial concepts in lay terms across variedaudiences.Progressive thought leader in the finance function, asappropriate, including analyzing and providing relevant metrics andperformance indicators to help identify trends.Proven ability to build internal customer relationships andpartnerships.Ability to present complex concepts and/or financial models toa broad range of audiences.Ability to prioritize work and to handle multipleprojects/internal customers.Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, businessadministration or a related discipline from an accredited collegeor university; Master’s degree preferred.Ten (10) years of financial planning and analysis andexperience with business intelligence systems is required.Advanced Microsoft Office skills.The University will welcome senior leaders from industriesoutside academia, whether public or private, such as professional& financial services, life sciences, multi-lateralorganizations and others. A combination of public sector andprivate sector experience and an understanding of the researchuniversity environment and medical centers or hospitals aredesirable. In addition, the ideal candidate will possesssignificant experience in leading and managing change in anorganization with multiple senior stakeholders; proven experiencein leading functionally diverse teams of substantial size; and atrack record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in theworkplace and of commitment to equal employment opportunity.last_img read more