Associate Vice President, Financial Planning, Budget and Analysis

UNLV   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Education


11 - 15 years

Posted 55 days ago

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Vice President, Financial Planning, Budget, and Analysis (Chief Budget Officer) [R0113011]


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


The successful candidate for this position will have the relevant technical and operational expertise specific to the position and will be a highly effective leader and communicator. Candidates will be assessed on functional and leadership competencies.

Functional Responsibilities

The associate vice president reports to the senior vice president for Business Affairs and is a thought leader who develops and implements an institutional funding model that is grounded in transparency, creates incentives to grow resources while managing costs, encourages innovation, and aligns resources with the institution's strategic vision and goals. This position plays a critical role in leading financial analysis, modeling, and planning that clearly show resource availability, thereby facilitating administrators' ability to enact plans to achieve the institutional vision.

As the university's chief budget officer, the AVP oversees the budget office and is responsible for leading the management, planning, analysis, execution, reporting, cost containment of, and accountability for university resources, in collaboration with the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost (EVPP). Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the EVPP office to develop forecasts and to recommend and implement policies, parameters and process related to the biennial budget request, capital budgets and off-cycle requests;
  • Communicate and engage with campus stakeholders regarding institutional budget and forecasting
  • Compile budget requests within guidelines established by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents; and preparing responses to issues concerning budget requests.
  • Compile and manage the institutional state and self-supporting budgets and manage commitments

The AVP recommends policies and procedures and subsequently monitors revenues and expenditures of all authorized budgets to encourage expansion of the institution's resource base and ensure adherence to policies and procedures, fulfillment of reserve requirements for designated units, and prudent and mission-consistent use of unexpended funds.

Leadership Responsibilities

The Business Affairs division is committed to building a positive, productive and healthy organization that enables our team to serve the institution effectively. This requires exceptional leadership and communication skills, as well as a commitment to service and effective business processes.

Effective communicator

  • Communicates with accuracy, transparency, clarity, and awareness that audience members may not have finance backgrounds.
  • Skilled in addressing complex and sensitive issues. Often required to present to senior leadership, the system office, the board, and other internal and external stakeholders.

Effective leader

  • Establishes and fosters a strong, cohesive, and high-functioning team focused on results and built on trust, robust dialogue, commitment, and accountability. Clearly conveys UNLV and divisional missions and expectations, defines roles and responsibilities, and builds commitment to unit and institutional purpose and goals.
  • Determines the resources, support, and professional development required for team members to be effective. Provides constructive feedback frequently and formal evaluations at least annually, and ensures that position descriptions are reviewed at least annually and updated when responsibilities change.

Commitment to service and effective business processes

  • Builds a culture of service and stewardship. Identifies needs of end users, internal stakeholders, and external stakeholders, and establishes, monitors, and continuously improves business processes to meet requirements.


Educational and experience requirements.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance, or similar field from a regionally accredited college or university and 10 years' experience, with five years' experience in higher education, preferably public higher education; or
  • Master's degree in accounting, business, finance, or similar field and eight years' experience, with five years' experience in higher education; or
  • Doctorate in accounting, business, finance, or similar field and six years' experience, with five years' experience in higher education


  • Budget development and fiscal management, including accounting and/or finance practices and procedures, financial statements, tracking revenue and expenditures, relationships between revenues, expenses, cost allocations, forecasting, and reporting and evaluation
  • Budgeting and forecasting practices and methods used by other organizations and institutions
  • Generally accepted accounting principles and practices
  • Policies and procedures regarding indirect cost recovery, fringe pools, sponsored grants, and foundation grants
  • Legislative budgetprocesses (annual, biennial, self-supporting) and directives and the relationships among public higher education, governance boards and state government

Other experience

  • Progressively responsiblefinancial management experience, preferably in a public college/university, non-profit, or governmental environment structure with oversight by governing board and state budget office
  • Seven years' managerial and / or related professional work experience
  • Experience with technology platforms to optimize enterprise budget and forecast development, management and monitoring

Candidates will be assessed on functional and leadership competencies.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.