The individual will implement University budget process at divisional level and coordinate divisional budget planning to lead in the development of the initial operating budget; evaluate budgetary proposals from UMC senior staff, run frequent reports to check for accuracy, and analyze performance. Benchmark competitor and consideration set data (marketing budgets) to help formulate the basis for future budget proposals.
Assist in the development of justification and explanatory material and strategy suggestions for use by the vice president for annual requests and appropriations. Run DAT reports frequently and check for errors. Ensure departmental budgets are on track.
Prepare and develop analyses on budget planning for the vice president in support of the University's strategic planning process. Participate in the planning and implementation of the annual operating budget, including salary increase planning and processing, budgetary allocations and reallocations; prepare executive summaries and schedules for the various phases of the budget processes. Work with UMC senior staff to assist with development of ROI analysis and reports.
Participate, along with other divisional budget officers, for the preparation of budget plans and requests, as well as ad hoc committees for the development and refinement of budget related processes. Act as the division's representative to the University Senate Resource Planning and Advisory Committee. Monitor and control divisional access to confidential and sensitive University data.
Serve as a member of the senior management staff of the University Marketing and Communications division to help determine office policy and project priorities. Establish and maintain consultative relationships with counterparts at other USM institutions. Review and reconciliation of Procurement (Pro) Card charges and ensure supporting documentation and charges are compliant with university policy.
Lead and coordinate all invoicing through ImageNow system review and reconcile all reporting to ensure accuracy and compliance with university policy. Manage expenses, transfers and all activity for Towson University Foundation divisional account to ensure accuracy and compliance. Lead and coordinate all University Marketing and Communications Advertising Agency of Record (AOR) Invoicing, Media authorizations, Audits, and Hours Management to ensure accuracy and compliance with university policy, scope of work, and agency agreement. Work with procurement on purchase orders (PO's) to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
Human Resources Management
The Budget Manager proactively leads employees and supports diversity through hiring, retention, and promotional activities; ensures established standards of continuous quality improvement are met; and provides leadership for outstanding customer service at all levels of the organization. Taleo (Human Resources online applicant tracking system) divisional administrator.
Search Process (Recruitment, Hiring, Onboarding) Coordination & Management. Compensation and Classification HR Divisional Liaison. Provide information to the University Budget Office on HR matter.
Divisional Assessment Coordinator
The individual will serve as University Marketing and Communications division primary point for complying with internal and external reporting requirements such as university assessment at the division level. Act as the division's representative to the University Senate Subcommittee, University Assessment Council. Coordinate office operations necessary for compliance for report requirements.
Bachelor's degree in business or related field (accounting, finance, mathematics or a related field.) 5 years of experience, with 3 years budget management experience. Must be detail-oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and communication skills.
Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, handle confidential matters with the utmost discretion, work independently and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Excel, is required.
Budgeting experience in public higher education desired. Experience with PeopleSoft Financials.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.