High Point University is currently recruiting for a Budget Director in the Financial Affairs Department. The Director will be responsible for planning and managing University operating and capital budget processes, developing annual budgets (both revenues and expenses), and providing recommendations regarding resource allocation processes and decisions. Qualified applicants will be able to:
Provide scenarios of multi-year revenue and expenditure forecasts under varying assumptions regarding, enrollment, tuition pricing, financial aid, compensation adjustments, and staffing changes.
Review of applications will begin on August 30th and continue until the position has been filled. Submission requirements are as follows:
Letter of Application which addresses Qualifications
Four Professional References
Salary: Depends on Experience and Qualifications
Experience and Training:
Minimum of five years of professional experience in budgeting and/or financial analysis preferably in a university or higher education setting. Master’s degree in a directly related field (e.g., business administration, finance, public administration, public finance, etc.) may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
Expertise in developing spreadsheets, revising and developing budget and/or financial models, and use of Business Intelligence tools to analyze programs, functions, and perform ad-hoc analyses.
Familiarity with enterprise financial systems and ability to import, analyze and export data from systems as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, Ability:
Knowledge of budgeting and financial analysis in higher education
Knowledge of technology related to budgeting and financial analysis
Knowledge of university operations and the impact of various units on the university as a whole (e.g., admissions, financial aid, auxiliary enterprises, capital construction, etc.)
Effective written and oral communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to effectively present budget and financial analyses
Ability to work beyond a “typical” work day and weekends when necessary to meet deadlines
Develops, recommends for approval, and establishes university policies and procedures surrounding university budgeting
Manages development and implementation of university budget, and provides guidance and interpretation to other departments as needed.
Collaborate with other staff in development and monitoring of processes that cross organizational unit lines (e.g., Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, Enrollment, Business Office, Information Technology, etc.)
Assists as needed the Office of Institutional Research, with the completion of institutional, federal and state reports, third party surveys, and questionnaires
Maintains positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating effectively with other university departments, students, students’ parents, faculty, co-workers, auditors, external reviewers and management
Develop and maintain Policies and Procedures Manuals
Other duties and special projects as assigned
About High Point University
High Point University, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We are ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report in three categories: No. 1 Best Regional College in the South; No. 1 Up and Coming School in Regional Colleges in the South; and No. 1 for A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching in Regional Colleges in the South. High Point University was named the No. 4 private school in North Carolina for the best return on investment, and we are a 2014-15 College of Distinction. The University offers 44 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 11 graduate degree programs.