University of Arkansas System – Division of Agriculture — Budget & Reporting Director

The Budget & Reporting Director provides leadership in developing, implementing, and managing entity-wide and department-level budgets, entity-wide and department-level position control, and coordinates multiple regulatory and financial reporting efforts, including development of monthly and quarterly executive-level reporting and the entity’s annual financial statements. The Budget & Reporting Director regularly makes decisions for establishing work priorities and managing activities, coordinates workflow and interactions within the department and with other departments, and leads strategic reporting initiatives or special projects. The Budget & Reporting Director will function as assistant director for the Finance unit, assuming unit management duties, as assigned, and in the absence of the Director of Financial Services, including supervision of non-classified, classified and/or temporary staff.

Minimum Qualifications
The position requires a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a relevant discipline plus four (4) years of relevant professional experience, including one (1) year in a supervisory or managerial capacity. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline plus eight (8) years of relevant experience as a budget/forecasting or finance professional that shows the proven ability to lead a budget/forecasting or finance office OR an active designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) will be considered the equivalent of a Master’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation or similar professional designation. One year experience using Workday or a similar accounting system to perform accounting and financial functions. State government or Higher Education experience. Strong Excel spreadsheet skills.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to speak & write clearly & communicate ideas successfully. Ability to organize, plan, & prioritize work. Ability to attend to details while simultaneously handling multiple projects. Ability to analyze, interpret, & apply relevant regulations, policies, & procedures. Initiative to learn & maintain current knowledge in area of assignment. Physical & mental ability to effectively perform duties & responsibilities related to the job, which may include long & irregular hours of work.

Full time, with competitive benefits package.  Salary DOE.
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