This position is not eligible for relocation allowance.
Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
We strive to create a vibrant campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, pluralism is promoted in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building a pluralistic and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.
The Budget Director reports directly to the Vice President of Administrative Services. The employee occupying the position will be responsible for the management of the college's Budget and supervision of staff. The Director leads the development, maintenance, and analysis of the college's operating, capital, and ancillary budgets in accordance with government regulations and the college's policies and procedures.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This position works with the Vice President in the formulation of the institutional budget in support of the College's Strategic Plan as well as in the reporting and analysis of the college's financial condition. The employee occupying this position possesses a combination of education, training and experience in governmental budgeting and financial management with specialized knowledge of software applications and excellent interpersonal communication skills. The position interprets, applies and implements broad institutional and departmental policy within the context of college's budget process; engages in institutional planning at the highest levels and is an on-going member of the Resource and Planning Council and BAR (Statewide Budget, Accounting and Reporting Council).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL DUTIES:
Maintain the chart of accounts for appropriation, program, and organization index codes.
Manage computerized systems to support budget functions, including FMS budget screens and tables as well as the FMS budget development module; design and distribute reports for budget development, such as budget planning sheets and trend analysis reports. Oversee training for staff using the FMS Budget Query.
Manage all functions of the Budget Office.
Work collaboratively and under the direction of vice president to insure fiscal accountability and integrity.
Establish procedures and oversee the forecasting, development, planning and implementation of the college's budgets; review and approve all budget submissions and make recommendations for changes.
Supervise budget support staff and encourage staff professional development.
Prepare budget-related reports as requested by SBCTC (State Board for Community and Technical Colleges), OFM (Office of Financial Management), and Federal agencies.
Develop and maintain budget control systems to assure that funds are expended in accordance with the approved budget and are in compliance with the standards set by the state Office of Financial Management.
Coordinate the maintenance of the budget signature authority and on-line budget report distribution lists.
Prepare and analyze budget reports for operating, capital, ASBC and ancillary funds for the president, board of trustees, budget directors, and the Financial Condition Task Force.
Plan and direct the implementation of work process and management systems to ensure that work is performed in a timely and efficient manner according to appropriate policies, procedures, and applicable regulations. Ensure the effective and economical use of personnel, equipment, and facilities.
Pre-approve personnel request forms for all administrative, classified, and full-time faculty to assure they are in accordance with the approved budget plan.
With the vice president, forecast short and long-term revenue and expenditures.
Input operating fund allotments into the general ledger, reconcile against state allocation and current revenue projections, monitor allotment balances, post special appropriation recharges.
Apply independent judgment in leadership and supervising employees including recruiting, selecting and retaining effective employees, providing training and safety programs, defining work assignment and content, and establishment of work rules. Conduct or oversee performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, resolve conflicts and other personnel issues.
Plan and organize the budget department to support the college's academic programs; adapting the budget processes to meet Bellevue College's strategic goals.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Business or related subject; three plus years of experience in governmental budgeting and finance at the enterprise level for a large government organization; or equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications
Experience working in a community college environment with the responsibility of advising faculty, staff ,and management on budgets
Essential education, training, and experience in budget services management with specialized knowledge in governmental budgets
Working knowledge of the Budget, Accounting and Reporting Washington State System
Experience with State of Washington Budget System
Ability to work within government budget rules and regulations and procedures
Knowledge of modern principles and practices of management, leadership and supervision and working with a unionized work force
Ability to work within local, state, and federal laws and regulations that affect the college
Ability to provide leadership to a diverse work force applying appropriate interpersonal skills and timely decision making
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups, both orally and in writing
Ability to use computers or other technology, data bases, software or specific applications
Ability to write job descriptions, performance appraisals, proposals, business correspondence, and other documents related to budget office
Ability to do fiscal and analytical work --- develop and monitor budgets, analyze and balance workloads and assignments among employees or functions
Ability to organize and conduct effective meetings
Ability to work with change and interruptions
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, collective bargaining agents, consultants, and the community
Professional Management training
Full-time professional management experience including supervisory experience
How to Apply: Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include all required documents and a complete online application to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.
Please submit the following to be considered:
Complete an online application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
Complete the supplemental questionnaire
Attach a resume
Attach a letter of interest addressing how you meet or exceed the minimum and desired qualifications
Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity. (max 1 page)
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue College is a community based public institution. Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence, that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college serves 37,000 students every ye...ar, and is represented by 65 different countries. Bellevue College has a variety of distance learning options for the students such as online learning. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety degrees and certificates that range from a GED to a Baccalaureate degree. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits Bellevue College as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.