Director of Budget

Arkansas Tech University   Russellville, AR   Full-time     Accounting
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Posted on May 29, 2021

Position Summary:
The director develops, implements, and manages the University’s annual operating budgets and performs annual required Arkansas Division of Higher Education and NCAA reports. Supervises and provides leadership for a small to medium sized professional and administrative support staff in the budget.

About Arkansas Tech:
Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a state supported comprehensive institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. It is the third-largest in the state with an enrollment close to 12,000 students. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery. Offering over 100 undergraduate degree programs and more than 25 graduate degree programs across seven academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The director compiles financial data for the University’s annual reporting requirements, as well as ad hoc financial reports requested by program managers, department heads, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, and the President.

Performs analysis of a variety of financial information (e.g. revenues, expenditures, and cost projections) for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds, and/or ensuring overall operations are within budget.

Assists in the compilation and analysis of accounting records, payroll records, and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement and support new and existing University programs, as well as performs cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods.

Supervises and provides leadership for a small to medium sized professional and administrative support staff in the budget department, interviews applicants, hires, assigns and reviews work, provides training, and evaluates the performance of incumbents.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and business mathematics.

Good communication skills both verbal and written; understands balancing of accounts.

Detail oriented; ability to work with minimal direct supervision.

Proficiency in typing; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.

Working knowledge of budgeting, projection of costs and its principles, State of Arkansas governmental laws and regulations for State Agencies, and audit processes and requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, economics, finance or related field plus five years’ experience in accounting, finance, program planning, or related field.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of Ellucian Banner.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, working knowledge of data-base management, as well as, knowledge of various query report writer applications.

Master of Business Administration preferred.

Work Location, Environment, and Physical Demands:

In an office environment, ability to sit or stand using a computer with multiple screens for 8 hours.

Ability to multi-task and take direction in prioritizing tasks.

Ability to answer multi-line telephone, take messages, and transfer calls.

Ability to navigate around campus and campus buildings to attend meetings, including days involving inclement weather.

What to Submit:
Cover Letter & Resume
To be considered for the position of Director of Budget, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone prior to the closing date on 06/15/2021 before 6:00 pm central time.
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This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.