The Associate Vice President – Budget and Financial Planning is responsible for planning and managing the University’s strategic, capital and operational planning processes, developing budgets and recommending resource allocation. They are a key participant in long-term strategic planning and goal setting for facilities, technology, and anticipated staffing needs to support the growth and development of the University.
They are responsible for financial review and analyses and collection of financial and program information on institutional needs and relating those needs to available resources in a manner that will facilitate executive decision-making. The AVP manages all aspects of the Budget Office including the daily activities of the University budget while ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, regulations and statutes.
Plans and directs the annual institutional budgeting process; analyzes budget and actual trends; interprets and communicates budget results to a variety of constituencies, including the President’s Cabinet and Board of Trustees.
Coordinates the internal strategic budgeting process to ensure compatibility with the institutional goals and objectives, to ensure that the budget is developed in alignment with the resources available, and to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the budgeting process.
Works closely with the EVP/CFO to develop, analyze, and present management information as is necessary for financial analysis and forecasting, evaluation of programs and internal allocations, and to support sound executive decision making.
Develops the criteria, formats and guidance to be used by all programs in the preparation of their annual budget requests
Develops, recommends and implements financial planning policies and guidelines to support long-term financial modeling and financial support for the University’s strategic plan
Directs 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
Supervises and coordinates the University’s fiscal year end reconciliation between budget and audit results
Maintains the long-term financial planning model in Synario.
Serves as a member of the Strategic Staffing Committee and Benefits Advisory Committee
Performs other site and position specific functions as assigned.
An MBA and or CPA degree in accounting or finance or commensurate experience;
A minimum of (10) years of progressive administrative experience in a postsecondary education or equivalent experience with direct knowledge or and experience with generally accepted accounting principles, budgeting, and finance;
Strong project management and organizational skills;
Comprehensive knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of institutional budget policy, public finance, and higher education financial reporting;
Analytical abilities and skills to address complex budget issues, including formulating and implementing resolution plans;
Ability to develop and implement creative and innovative budget strategies;
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
Sophisticated user of information technology; Banner/ARGOS/Synario experience preferred;
Strong collaboration and communication skills;
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion through both the completion of job duties and in interactions with others. Ability to lead cross-functional groups, work in diverse teams, and build consensus among divergent perspectives; and
As a leader, model the principles and values of diversity, equity and inclusion
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Founded in 1883, Stetson is a top-ranked, comprehensive university known for academic rigor and active citizenship.
As Florida’s first private university, it enrolls more than 4,500 students at its three locations: a historic campus in DeLand, between Daytona Beach and Orlando; its College of Law campuses in Gulfport near St. Petersburg and in downtown Tampa.
At its core, Stetson is a community with a deep commitment to learning and values. Faculty, staff and alumni create an environment that nurtures students’ intellect, opens them to new possibilities, and gives them the space and resources to develop holistically as free thinkers, leaders and innovators.
Toward this end, and as a dynamic and diverse reflection of its communities, Stetson champions the respectful, constructive exchange of ideas and viewpoints. It places high value on preserving, building and restoring the connections that celebrate individuality and uplift us all.
The university’s steadfast commitment to teaching and learning means that it has maintained its 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio even as it has increased undergraduate enrollment 47.6 percent since 2010, in a period of dynamic institutional gro...wth.
Since 2010, Stetson’s endowment grew 200 percent to $330 million. Its Beyond Success – Significance comprehensive campaign concluded last year, surpassing its goal of $200 million. Institutional and donor support have provided resources that support technology, faculty learning, and an array of curricular and co-curricular programs in a vibrant campus environment where students flourish.
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