Director of Budget and Resource Planning - Parker University in Dallas Texas

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Parker University

Dallas, Texas 75229

United States


Detailed Job Description

Title: Director of Budget and Resource Planning

Department:  Business Affairs

Job Objectives:  The position’s primary responsibility is the development, implementation and monitoring of the annual operating budget of the institution.  The position has institution wide responsibilities and relationships. Under general direction, is responsible for resource planning and implementation; provides general management and direction for the budget and reporting staff and their designated projects.

The development phase is an enterprise wide activity managed by the position resulting in the annual operating assumptions and strategies for the following fiscal year.  While the entire institution contributes to the development phase, it is the responsibility of the position to construct a decision support system from the contributions for use by the executive leadership of the institution.  The position plays a leadership role in developing financial modeling and communicating potential financial outcomes and results on new programs and services through a resource planning decision support system to the university leadership under the guidance of the Vice President for Business Affairs.

The implementation phase consists of translating the approved assumptions and strategies from the strategic planning efforts into a line-item operating budget.  To accomplish this task the position provides vehicles of communication, intricate models, and enterprise wide systems that move through the levels of senior leadership down through their respective divisions. The outcome of implementation requires accuracy in the final preparation of the line-item operating and capital budget which is documented and presented for the Board of Trustee approval.

The management and monitoring phase consists of comparing budget to actual performance and trending data for forecasting.   The position to offer leadership in the management and reporting of budget to actual reporting systems and will insure the integration of complex; multiple databases are utilized for ongoing dashboards and metric reporting.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  : Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, MBA preferred minimum five years of financial planning and enterprise level budgeting experience.  Higher education experience a plus.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS:  Sound administrative skills; progressive experience in managing complex enterprise-wide systems and projects; ability to utilize multiple database and software platforms.  Ability to analyze, aggregate, customize, and provide comprehensive solutions from large, complex internal and external data sources is a must. Knowledge and experience in administrative and operational planning strategies and practices with a focus on interpreting strategic plans into resource allocation strategies and methodologies.  Experience with budget management, reporting, and analysis through dashboard reporting is essential.

  • Ability to organize and direct major initiatives; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with the University community.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate having financial modeling skills in resource planning at enterprise level. Spreadsheet to ERP and report writer skills including SQL a plus. 

Keyword Phrases

  • Financial Planning
  • Resource Planning
  • ERP
  • SQL
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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