Director Of Finance And Budget Analysis - Herbert College Of Agriculture
Institute of Agriculture
Location: knoxville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 226096
Director of Finance and Budget Analysis
Herbert College of Agriculture
University of Tennessee
The Director of Budget and Financial Analysis is the chief fiscal and operating officer of the Herbert College of Agriculture within the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and reports directly to the Dean as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is the state's flagship campus and enrolls over 27,000 students. Nestled near the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville has been identified as one of the Top 100 places to live and one of the best places for businesses and careers. The College has the benefit of also being part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) which is particularly devoted to the University's land grant mission through its AgResearch and UT Extension units, both of which provide historically strong links with businesses in and out of the state. The College has approximately 1500 undergraduate students enrolled in 10 majors across seven departments, plus nearly 300 graduate students enrolled across eight departments. The position will be housed in the Dean's office along with staff responsible for advising, communications, diversity and inclusion, employer relations, and student recruitment. This is a full-time, 12-month salaried position with commensurate benefits.
Provide analytical-based advice and guidance to senior leadership: Analyze financial statements/records and produce forecasts and projections based on enrollment, real/potential new programs and activities, and other income; identify trends in data, identify actionable options based on those trends, make decisions related to those trends, and make recommendations based on data and trends; use effective quantitative, verbal and written communication skills to summarize and highlight data trends, expenditures, and incomes; review and advise on fiscal impacts of potential/draft philanthropic agreements.
Implement and oversee budget allocation at the College level and provide oversight of departmental academic budgets: Oversee budget allocations to, and fiscal compliances of, College departments; Conduct regular business transactions of the College including invoice payments and posting scholarship awards to student accounts; oversee and approve student payroll and other office expenditures; Manage endowment income to ensure proper expenditures, stewardship, and re-investment to protect against inflation; Develop procedures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and ensures compliance with university and external policies.
Strategic Relationships and Professionalism: Work and liaise with other University fiscal officers including UTIA budget directors and managers, Vice-Chancellors, Provost and Chancellor offices, Human Resources, enrollment management and other units across the campus; serve on or occasionally lead appropriate College, Institute or campus committees; maintain membership in, and attend professional development opportunities/conferences in NACUBO and/or APLU.
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.