Virginia Tech Budget and Finance Manager in Blacksburg, Virginia

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement Services, the Budget and Finance Manager leads the development and administration of the University and Foundation revenue and expenditure budgets for the Vice President for Advancement senior management area. The Manager will provide consultative support and policy guidance on budget and financial issues to Advancement senior leadership team members and program directors and serve as a liaison with other University departments as needed to coordinate advancement budget and financial activity. The Manager will develop, implement and oversee internal controls necessary to achieve full compliance with established state, university and Virginia Tech Foundation financial guidelines and systems. The Manager will provide support for the continual improvement efforts of the senior management area by supporting ad hoc projects through the application of various research, statistical and analytical techniques.

This position will be responsible for preparing, providing oversight and fulfilling program budget allocations to support the advancement senior leadership team, planning and analysis related to the annual operating budget, participating in the development of the division’s multi-year budget plans, conducting training sessions for program directors who manage budgets within the division, monitoring all division budgets; and developing meaningful financial reports and analyses to enable the Vice President for Advancement, the Associate Vice President for Advancement Services, and other senior leadership team members to manage budget strategically. The successful incumbent will be responsible for critically analyzing business needs, policies, procedures, data extraction, data analysis and reporting and making recommendations to enhance the division’s financial capabilities and execute creative approaches to complex financial issues.