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Budget Manager


Job Description

The Budget Manager is a trusted member of the University’s Administration & Finance division that will manage the budgeting process and assist the leadership with strengthening its relationships with financial stakeholders. In this role, the Budget Manager is required to analyze the University's budgets, liaise with external stakeholders, and produce reports on projections, costs, and expenditures. The Budget Manager is adept at negotiations, business strategy, calculating key business indicators, and making financial decisions.

Moreover, this position is responsible for assisting the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration in all aspects of the University budget. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the management of financialrelated activities which include accounting, finance, forecasting, risk management, and strategic planning, as well as managing the daily activities of the Budget Office. It involves applying accounting principles to analyze past and present financial operations and estimates future revenues and expenditures to ensure the university's financial position.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  1. Preparation of the Southern University at New Orleans annual budget and all required spreadsheets and documents.
  2. Reviews, assists, and analyzes annual, quarterly, monthly, and other required financial reports. Assist in developing and managing the operating budgets for the various divisions within the University.
  3. Enforce and develop budgeting controls and procedures.
  4. Works with executive management on strategic budget planning initiatives.
  5. Performs financial analysis to determine and improve financial status by comparing and analyzing plans and forecasts with actual results, identifying trends; recommending actions.
  6. Assists the Associate Vice Chancellor with the appropriate recommendations, communication, and if needed for implementation to ensure compliance with internal controls and accounting policies and procedures.
  7. Preparation of routine and ad hoc financial reports/analyses for senior management.
  8. Assist in the development and implementation of cost control measures.
  9. Assist in financial performance evaluation, cost, and asset management.
  10. Other duties as assigned


• Proficient use of personal computer software and ability to interface with complex financial accounting, procurement, and administrative information systems.

• Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, vision, supervision, professional development, and training.

• Must exercise considerable independent and professional judgment in matters of significance.

• Strong presentation, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills

• Strong planning and project management skills.

• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.

• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to plan, conceptualize and make sound business decisions.

Required education and experience

• Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business management, or a related field.

• Minimum five years of experience as a professional accountant or finance professional within a professional environment, preferably in a higher education setting.

Preferred education and experience

• Experience reviewing and analyzing consolidated financial statements for large, complex organizations; extensive knowledge of both Federal and State Grant funding requirements. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of GASB, GAAP, and A-133 and their application to a university, research, and/or similar environment.

• Reasonable knowledge of the U. S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid guidelines. Experience with Financial Software.

• Experience in Banner preferred.


Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) forbids discriminating or harassing conduct that is based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, and all other categories protected by applicable state and federal laws.

This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College-administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources.