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Budget Specialist

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Information Technology, Finance

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Makes significant contributions to the development and interpretation of university financial and related policies; approves transactions and budgets; develops and manages budgets; may develop and/or provide into financial plans or strategies

  • Oversees budget operations, tracking and planning for the IT department. This includes amortization schedules, capital, and expense budgets

  • Understanding and alignment around the strategic plan, including being enabled by the strategic plan and informed by the IT vision while acting as self-starter to positively deliver the objectives
  • Ensure contract orchestration and facilitation corelates with budget model

  • Enable the operations of the strategic budget plan for expense, capital, amortization schedules and salary items to ensure all is leveraged to highest potential
  • Lead the operations of the annual IT budgeting and planning process including communication and accountability to both budget managers and organizational finance professionals to achieve the annual operational and financial objectives of the business
  • Interprets current policies and practices and plans/implements new operating procedures to improve efficiency and reduce costs, including exploring outsourcing certain functions

  • Draft financial communications to facilitate information regarding expenditures

  • Special projects, as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Budget acumen with strong skills in Excel and other ERP tools
  • Diligent attention to detail
  • Highly organized with experience developing and streamlining processes
  • Ability to work with data sets and develop easy to understand tables and charts, highlighting information to help make business decisions
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in interpersonal communications and negotiating
  • Experience in presenting financial data concisely to key leaders
  • Comfortable working with diverse audiences - leadership and internal and external contacts
  • Knowledge of budget operations with the ability to analyze financial model and solve problems creatively along with attention to detail. 
  • Possess a solid entrepreneurial spirit while maintaining the utmost confidentiality
  • 5+ years’ demonstrated experience working with senior leadership
  • 7+ years’ experience working in budget planning and reporting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or business administration
  • MBA, a plus
  • Budget operations experience in technology or higher education, a plus



Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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