Budget Director - University of Tennessee Space Institute
The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma, TN, invites applications for a full-time Budget Director. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Budget Director is responsible for management of all aspects of the fiscal operations of this academic and comprehensive research institution.
Primary duties and responsibilities include: preparation and coordination of annual base budgets from the state, including collection of tuition and other revenues and allocation of departmental budgets for instruction, research, and income accounts; oversight for pre and post award activities related to externally funded research grants and contracts; general ledger accounting; approvals of all financial transactions, including travel, procurement, payroll, and human resources; and supervision of designated departmental support staff. Financial oversight extends also to auxiliary services including student housing, dining hall, and motor pool.
The Budget Director will also be involved in financial analyses and preparation of various reports for purposes of strategic planning and program accreditation. In addition, the Budget Director must ensure responsible and appropriate fiscal management of the Institute’s resources, which provides the Executive Director (1) opportunities for sound strategic planning; (2) assurance of compliance with federal, state, and university statutes and policies; and (3) fiscal and administrative integrity that promotes meaningful relationships with both internal and external constituencies. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience and will range from $60,000 to $68,500. Additional information regarding UTSI may be viewed at http://www.utsi.edu/.
Minimum Required Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in related area
- Excellent leadership, administrative, and problem-solving skills
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
- Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases and accounting software
- Several years hands-on experience in accounting/finance
- Several years work experience related to fiscal pre and post award management of federal, state, and private research grants and contracts expenditures/strong>
- Experience in a supervisory role
Preference will be given to individuals with prior financial work experience at a comprehensive research university, demonstrated direct supervisory oversight, and a working knowledge of SAP software. As a branch of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UTSI seeks candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Individuals interested in applying should forward a single PDF file that includes a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required minimum qualification stated above, resumé, and complete contact information for 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 411 B.H. Goethert Parkway, MS-11, Tullahoma, TN 37388-9700, telephone (931) 393-7226 or toll-free at 1-888-822-8874, ext. 37226. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.