Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Director of Budget, Planning and Analysis leads the development, implementation, monitoring, interpretation and analysis of Union College’s Annual and Operating Budgets, Long Range Planning, Capital Planning, Salary Forecasting, and Benefit Rate Models.
Responsibilities: Develop, maintain, and update strategic and long range financial models, operating plans, salary and staffing models, and benefit rates. Monitor and report spending against budget, prepare comprehensive financial narrative, supporting schedules, variance analysis, trend analysis, amortization schedules, funding models and ongoing analysis. Oversee forecasting of results and development of management reports. Incorporate analysis and interpretation of financial data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project future financial performance, advise and make recommendations to the Vice President for Administration and Finance and Union senior administration on financial and strategic matters, develop complex financial analysis, ad hoc reporting, and streamline operating processes.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance (MBA and/or CPA highly desirable), seven to ten years relevant and progressive financial and managerial experience (experience in higher education strongly preferred) with at least five years’ experience managing operating budgets, and excellent documentation skills required. Candidates must also have experience with long range planning, capital planning, annual and operating budgets, extensive Excel skills including financial modeling, pivot tables, and data warehouse system interfaces, demonstrated experience with developing and preparing presentations, proven ability to provide leadership, an ability to communicate effectively with multiple constituencies, manage multiple, diverse tasks, utilize critical thinking and to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment. The selected candidate must have a demonstrable decisive and consultative leadership style, possess a proven track record for fostering open communications and building positive relationships with all constituents, be a collegial team player who operates with transparency and fosters trust and transparency, be a thoughtful professional with proven ability to share new ways of thinking, a willingness to listen actively and learn from others, and the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and the public.
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.