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Director of Budget & Treasury

Bell & Associates

Director of Budget & Treasury


Warrensburg, MO – relocation assistance available

Bell & Associates has been engaged to find our client’s next Director of Budget & Treasury. The position oversees the Budget and Treasury functions. The areas of responsibility include but are not limited to planning, overseeing, and leading in the development, preparation, revision and presentation of the operating budget (approximately $195 million in revenues and expenditures); oversight of all departmental budgets; preparation of State of Missouri legislative and governance reports related to budgetary matters. The position is also responsible for: investment activities; cash management; banking relationships; domestic and international wires; debt service payments; insurance; and monthly and interim treasury and budget reports as requested from the Board of Governors and the executive leadership.


  • Responsible for planning, overseeing, and leading development of the operating budget.
  • Interacts with the President, Chief Learning Officer, Vice-Presidents, Deans, Directors, and others
  • in the development and management of their budgets.
  • Throughout the year, the Director of Budget and Treasury continuously monitors the budget against actual financial results to identify budget variances and work with management on resolution.
  • Meet regularly with department budget managers to review budgets and provide guidance, training and assistance as needed.
  • Oversee preparation of required reports for the State of Missouri-Office of Administration and the
  • Missouri Department of Higher Education. This includes operating and capital appropriation requests,
  • budgetary, and other financial information.
  • Works closely with Human Resources to provide planning and control and salary and benefit budgets.
  • Align financial resources with agreed upon institutional compensation goals.
  • Supervise one full-time, exempt Budget Analyst position.
  • Bid the investments to optimize investment income.
  • Review all investment purchases and maturities to ensure they are properly accounted for in the Banner system.
  • Manage the reconciliation of the bank’s custody reports to the general ledger system.
  • Ensure all investments are properly collateralized.
  • Manage an overall investment portfolio of more than $100 million.
  • Manage $70 million in Debt Service by ensuring all semi-annual bond payments are made timely and properly recorded to the general ledger.
  • Prepares and presents information to the Board of Governors, interacts with the Missouri Department of Higher Education, and prepares reports for the Missouri House of Representatives, Senate, and Governor’s office.
  • Prepare cost benefit analysis of various capital projects, divisional or auxiliary operational results as requested by the VP of Finance.
  • Analyze the monthly cash needs to meet semi-monthly payroll payments, debt service payments, and weekly accounts payable disbursements to maximize the investment income by minimizing cash balances and maximizing investment balances.
  • Manage the on-line banking system.
  • Interact with bank personnel to resolve any deposit or disbursement issues.
  • Research and utilize the latest technology such as On-Line Banking, Positive Pay etc.
  • Initiate and follow through with the weekly domestic and international bank wires.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the following field(s) of study: Business, Management, Finance or Accounting required.
  • Master’s degree in the following field(s) of study: Business or CPA/CFA is preferred.
  • 5+ years of progressively more responsible budgeting, accounting, and/or finance experience required.
  • 5+ years of governmental or higher education experienced preferred.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining an ERP system.
  • 3+ years supervisory experience required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word software applications required.
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Access, Crystal Reports, and Ellucian Banner Budgeting and Finance modules preferred.

Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America –


Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas – Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management. We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.

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