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Budget Director

Company: Episcopal Children’s Services
Date Posted: April 3, 2018


The Budget Director is a financial planning and analysis professional who will be responsible for leading strategic budgeting initiatives at Episcopal Children’s Services by: developing, implementing and monitoring all organizational program, operating, and capital budgets; analyzing financial results and trends for budgets; developing and administering budget systems; and communicating budgetary issues to the VP of Finance and Fiscal Controller.


  • Compile, review, analyze, evaluate and recommend budget plans for all program contracts with consideration of the overall objectives of the organization
  • Responsible for all related budget preparation documents, including the development of budget templates or worksheets, budget request documentation, budget support worksheets, or any necessary budget tables and tools, etc.
  • Compile, with input from program directors and/or senior leadership, all grant contract budgets
  • Compile, with input from program or center directors, and senior leadership, the annual operating budget
  • Provide strategic input as to direction, technical advice, and assistance in ECS’s budgetary formulation, analysis, review, and control processes.
  • Prepare and submit monthly and annual grant program variance reports for Policy Council and program directors.
  • Prepare and submit to management the monthly and annual directly operated center variance reports.
  • Review, monitor and prepare any quarterly or annual reports for granting agencies indicating actual versus budget results
  • Gather and input fiscal data into the HSES web-based reporting system.
  • Evaluate expenditure patterns to assure all critical needs are met and the budget is tracking according to targeted measurements.
  • Review, coordinate and monitor actual and projected tuition and fee revenues for directly operated centers. Advise senior leadership as to results of analysis no less than on a quarterly basis, sooner should a pattern of decline result.
  • Prepare and submit complete and final reports pertaining to requirements relating to budget matters and financial data.
  • When requested, research and recommend alternatives to rectify administrative and operational problems related to budgeting.
  • Participate in the review of budget requests from ECS programs. Prepare summaries for the VP of Finance, Fiscal Controller and other reviewing senior leadership. Make recommendations on the requests.
  • Develop, recommend and implement budget policies and guidelines for the preparation of the annual and any supplemental budget requests for ECS.
  • Develop the criteria, formats and guidelines to be used by ECS programs in the preparation of their annual and supplemental budget requests.
  • Meet with senior leadership and other administrative staff to clarify the budgetary requirements, answer questions related to the preparation of the budget to assist the programs in the preparation of their requests.
  • Coordinate ECS’s responses to inquiries and requests from the Board of Trustees and outside granting organizations on ECS’s allocation and expenditures.
  • All other duties as requested to maintain the success of ECS.


  • This position reports to the Vice President of Finance.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, economics, finance or related field with five (5) years extensive program planning and budgeting experience required
  • Direct experience in managing government-funded programs highly preferred
  • Active Florida CPA Required


  • Must demonstrate a high level of proficiency and in-depth understanding of best practices in financial analysis, budget forecasting, modeling and planning.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products at an intermediate level
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including financial modeling and skilled utilization of other budget-related software and reporting tools.
  • Must demonstrate experience developing, implementing and monitoring budgets.
  • Intermediate knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit computer systems pertaining to accounting and financial management preferred
  • Maintain strong commitment to needs of children and goals of ECS, Inc.
  • Ability to build and maintain good human relations with staff and management
  • Commitment to and exact adherence to all government requirements
  • Good judgment and emotional maturity in normal and crisis situations
  • Skilled in coordinating and communicating with others
  • Ability to maintain confidential information


  • Works inside in an office environment
  • Some travel required


  • Acceptable eyesight & hearing (with or without correction)
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Ability to sit at workstation for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)