September 17, 2016
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Budget Director

The University of Chicago - Campus - Hyde Park, IL

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Job Description

The Budget Director reports directly to the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration and serves as the chief budgetary advisory on policies, procedures and regulations. The Budget Director has responsibility for overseeing the Biological Sciences Budget, which is approximately $950M and is comprised of approximately 50 different unit budgets. The Budget Director will manage the entire budget process and timeline. He or she will provide guidance and advice on all BSD budgetary issues and supervise the budget analyst staff. He or she will direct, lead, coordinate, and implement the budget process for the BSD, including data gathering and deliverables, and he or she will support and supports the development of a long-term financial plan that is tightly integrated with the budget process.

Other responsibilities will include:

-Organizes budgeting systems and procedures for compiling, monitoring, and analyzing the BSD's consolidated annual budget and for monitoring actual performance against budget at the unit level.
-Performs complex analysis of financial data and project revenues and expenditures.
-Develops strategies proactively to address issues or problems with financial results and insure balanced operations.
-Ensures budgets and financial results are accurate and complete.
-Prepares written reports and documents in the form of budget and financial summaries that facilitate communications with among departments/ units, Senior Management , and Central University, and the Medical Center.
-Manages critical aspects of the process of consolidating and converting information provided by units and departments into internal and external financial reports for management use.
-Assists in the development and implementation of funds flow from the Division to the Departments.
-Takes the lead in developing budget guidelines.
-Keeps up-to-date on information and technology to increase innovation and ensure compliance.
-Prepares ad-hoc analysis of business plans, financial issues etc.
-Process re-engineers budget and financial reporting processes.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing with their request.

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