Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Vice President of Financial Planning and Budget for The Office of Budget and Resource Studies (OBRS). This position reports to the Vice President of Financial Planning and Budget. The Assistant Vice President of Financial Planning and Budget provides leadership and management of the University Office of Budget and Resource Studies. The Assistant Vice President will be a strategic-thought partner for the Vice President of Financial Planning and Budget by providing consultative advice on all matters related to budget and planning. This individual oversees and manages the daily activities of the Office of Budget and Resource Studies, and will lead all related budgeting staff. The Assistant Vice President VP facilitates the development, implementation and management of the University’s annual budgets and long-term financial plans, including the creation of quarterly budget reports and variance analysis. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Manages a team of professionals providing oversight, guidance & development, establishing priorities, balancing workload, conducting performance management, etc. • Provides leadership and direction as well as momentum and focus to drive the success of established budget practices and policies. • Develops and maintain Budget Office procedures and guides as well as budget calendars. • Manages all aspects of the university’s annual all-funds operating budget and planning process and the related Responsibility Centered Management budget model, ensuring the use of funds advances the university’s overall goals ensuring decisions are informed, strategic, and transparent. • Oversees the preparation and compilation of the Asking Budget, to the State of New Jersey Office of Budget and Management. • Provides leadership in the development and optimization of the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Tools including overseeing the creation of business practices and training material. • Designs and builds solutions in support of planning, forecasting, reporting and financial consolidation process. • Develops collaborative relationships with Chancellor’s chief financial officers, business managers, and others responsible for managing University funds.
• Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, finance, business administration, or a related discipline. • A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible related experience.
• Outstanding financial analysis and modeling skills required, including variance analysis, financial statement analysis, and the ability to design and prepare detailed financial reports and analyses. • Demonstrated track record of incorporating best practices, optimizing reports, and implementing software tools and solutions. • A self-starter with a well-developed aptitude for quantitative analysis capable of working with minimal oversight to solve a problem or meet a need. • Success in building and developing an outstanding team and the ability to work well with a wide variety of individuals, including faculty, administrators, and other professionals. • Candidate must possess strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to explain complex financial information to varied audiences.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 66,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.