Vice President for Budget and Finance and Chief Financial Officer
The University of Texas at Tyler
May 21, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Vice President for Budget and Finance is a cabinet-level position that reports directly to the President of the University. The Vice President will serve as the University’s leader for budget and finance initiatives. Key responsibilities include serving as the key executive responsible for the administration of accounting and financial reporting, budget preparation and control, preparation of appropriation requests of the state legislature and management of departments in the Division of Budget and Finance.
Responsibilities and Duties:
The Vice President’s responsibilities and duties include:
Operating with the highest level of character, integrity and trustworthiness.
Advise the President on all budget and financial matters.
Exhibiting vision, initiative, passion and energy while ensuring the continued financial viability and success of the institution’s strategic plan.
Providing key oversight for multiple divisions including Financial Services; Institutional Efficiency; Vendor Contract Negotiations; and Human Resources.
Assume institutional oversight and management for the finances, capital budget, and internal controls for the University.
Continuously improve accounting systems and procedures so that accounting records provide accurate and timely information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Ensure the integrity of all accounting and financial reporting in accordance with the reporting requirements of all internal, external and governmental constituencies.
Provide for accurate and proper receipt, custody, and disbursement of funds belonging to the University.
Ensure the University’s budgetary and administrative processes are aligned with the University’s strategic plan and goals.
Manage the development, implementation, and continuous monitoring of the annual budget for the University.
Analyze, forecast, and evaluate spending levels relative to projected annual revenues.
Safeguard the short-term and long-term financial health of UT Tyler. Manage all cash flow as required by The University of Texas System, and develop cash management and effective cash flow projections.
Develop, direct, and manage budgetary controls for the University.
Lead long-term strategic financial planning, forecasting, and annual budget; determine and set capital structure.
Ensure timely and accurate completion of the University’s annual financial statements.
Collaborate in strategic partnership with the President and the leadership team to set enterprise-wide strategy, define and identify innovative approaches to achieving these strategic goals, define the financial and non-financial objectives of individual entities and areas, drive operational efficiency, and create a climate of accountability.
Lead the financial and administrative staff through professional leadership, mentoring, counseling, reorganization and other personnel initiatives.
Manage the University’s strategic debt plan by establishing prudent, long-term financing plans for the capital needs of the University by working with The University of Texas System personnel.
Education & Experience
A masters degree in a related field from an accredited University.
Ten years of increasingly responsible service in a budget or finance field.
Active accounting or finance license (e.g. CPA license).
A doctorate degree in a related field from an accredited University.
Fifteen years of increasingly responsible service in a budget or finance field.
Internal Number: 3745
About The University of Texas at Tyler
With a national reputation in high-demand fields such as Business and Nursing, The University of Texas at Tyler is an emerging force in Texas higher education. The University’s 10,000 students attend classes on a tree-covered campus nestled around twin lakes while gaining the knowledge and expertise needed to build successful careers. Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Tidwell, who joined the university as President in January of 2017, UT Tyler continues to be one of the fastest-growing universities in Texas. The city around the university is expanding as well, with strong economic and population growth. Tyler’s museums, fine arts venues, and prevalence of dining options serve both the Tyler metropolitan area (population 220,000) and the entire Northeast Texas region (population 800,000+). Tyler is located an hour and a half from the Dallas and Shreveport metro areas, and three hours from Houston.