Full Job Description
Bowdoin College seeks a budget manager to oversee the academic area’s financial resources. Under the general direction of the Senior Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, the budget manager plans, develops and organizes the operating budget of the academic area, ensuring compliance with policy, procedures and regulations.
Perform a range of financial and business-related duties associated with specialized areas such as accounting, budgeting, auditing, and financial forecasting.
Administer and manage the financial and business affairs of academic affairs, working closely with faculty and staff in other academic departments
collaborating with academic departments and other campus constituencies.
Manage faculty and academic staff salary budgets; track FTEs.
Required: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance, business administration, or accounting. MBA, CPA or CMA strongly preferred. Working knowledge of sound financial management and budgeting principles; ability to analyze and resolve complex financial problems; proficiency with Microsoft Office and other financial management tools, including advanced Excel skills; excellent written and oral communication skills with a variety of constituents including faculty, staff, and students; ability to think strategically and provide leadership.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Required: at least five years of progressively responsible budget/financial experience, preferably in higher education.
Preferred: Experience with financial reporting systems such as Workday, Ellucian Banner, or Blackbaud Financial Edge.
Standard Work Days and Hours
This is a full-time, year-round position. Standard work hours are 8:30 – 5:00.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + Credit Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 05/27/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.