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Budget Officer

San Juan College - Farmington, NM , USA

Job Description:


Position Summary Information

Are you eager to make a difference and equip students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed? Do you value a culture geared toward achieving and maintaining excellence? San Juan College is seeking an individual invested in equity and inclusiveness, who has experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations.

We welcome well-qualified and highly motivated individuals to apply to this full-time position of Budget Officer.

Why Join San Juan College?
Nestled in the northwest corner of New Mexico, Farmington is the hub of the Four Corners region and is home to the stunning main campus and four satellite campuses of San Juan College. Farmington is located one hour south of Durango, Colorado, three hours northwest of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and three hours southeast of Moab, Utah. Along with the phenomenal weather, Farmington offers over 50 beautifully maintained city parks and thousands of acres of terrain, enough to satisfy any outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy mountain biking, hiking, boating, skiing, off-roading and more, or spend time at any of our three rivers and four lakes. Farmington also boasts a superb variety of special cultural events, museums, galleries, and local theater group events year-round. Learn more about the Farmington area by clicking here.

San Juan College serves as a regional leader in education and provides quality education to approximately 10,000 students seeking academic credit and non-credit programs through face-to-face and online classes each year. San Juan College is proud to serve a unique and culturally diverse population.

SJC Mission and Values
Our mission at San Juan College is to educate and empower individuals to thrive in an ever-changing world.

San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students and the community through a process of continuous quality improvement. San Juan College upholds and affirms the values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

What can you look forward to?

As a Platinum Family Friendly New Mexico Business, San Juan College is dedicated to maintaining a workplace with policies that allow employees and their families to thrive. Below are some of the benefits offered:

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Generous paid leave plans and holiday pay
  • Public Employee Pension Plan (NMERB)
  • Optional 403 (b) Tax Deferred Annuities, 457 and Roth Plans
  • Flex Spending accounts
  • Life and Disability coverage
  • Employee Wellness Incentives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition waiver
  • Free SJC Gym Membership
  • Free Library services

Job Summary

Provides leadership and management for the overall planning, organization and development of the institutional budget; assists department budget monitors, deans, and other college administrators to develop and maintain a balanced budget that addresses college priorities. Performs necessary financial analysis, trends, and variance analysis between budgets and actual revenues and expenses. Serves as liaison with state and other funding agencies. Provides leadership for grants accounting, compliance and reporting department.

Essential Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Executive Vice President, responsible for assisting with the overall planning, organization and development of the institutional budget; assists department budget monitors, deans, and other college administrators to develop a balanced budget that addresses equipment, personnel and operating needs.
  • In collaboration with Executive Vice President develops mid-year and year end institutional budget adjustment requests.
  • Monitors College and departmental budgets against revenues and expenditures; corrects identified challenges, provides budget assistance, analysis and recommendations for improvements to department directors, budget managers, and or the Executive Vice President.
  • Approves budgetary expenditures within scope of established budgetary authority (less than $25,000 and within established and approved budget).
  • In collaboration with Executive Vice President, projects multi-year revenue and expenditure estimates.
  • Plays a key leadership role on the budget allocation team in collaboration with Executive Vice President.
  • Prepares budget analyses as requested Executive Vice President for use by members of the Executive Leadership Team, State agencies, College Board of Trustees.
  • Formats budgets in conformity with New Mexico Higher Education Department requirements and submits for state approval.
  • Processes monthly financials reports; reviews financial statements and investigates abnormalities.
  • Develops and processes cost allocations.
  • Coordinates and prepares external reporting; calculates and submits required regular and special reports to external agencies including the State of New Mexico and New Mexico Higher Education Department.
  • Serves as budget system administrator.
  • Serves as accounting system co-administrator; establishing or monitoring controls and permissions to ensure the accuracy and security of accounting records. Collaborates with the Controller in maintaining the chart of accounts including account and cost center activation and budgeting.
  • Collaborates with Controller in creating the year-end Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), including reconciliations, analytics, financials, footnotes and supporting schedules.
  • May assist Controller with coordinating internal and external audits.
  • May assist Controller during peak business periods.
  • Prepares and submits state capital improvement reports.
  • Prepares and monitors college Renewal and Replacements funds, capital projects funds and other specific budgets (i.e. HEERF grant funds).
  • Responsible for grants accounting, reporting and compliance; supervises the professionals assigned to the grants accounting, reporting and compliance department.
  • Makes recommendations to hire, promote, and discipline direct reports.
  • Conducts annual performance reviews of all direct reports.
  • Performs related duties.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor’s in a course of study related to the occupational field is required, master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • Ability to be bonded.

Please view the full job description here: Job Description – Budget Officer




Contact Information

Kelly Olsen, Interim Recruitment Manager
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PO Box 80994
Charleston, SC 29416
(434) 293-2825