Budget Office

Mission:

To direct all aspects of the operating budget for USF Sarasota/Manatee while supporting the Campus leaders in achieving its strategic goals. This is accomplished through the preparation and analysis of various studies, projections, and financial/budgetary reports accompanied by recommendations to assure that campus budgets and their associated expenses reflect a relationship conducive to campus goals and objectives.

Manage the planning, development, management and control of the operating budget for the regional campus in conjunction with the University Budget office.

Serve as a resource to the campus community for a broad scope of financial issues and concerns.

Responsible for the interpretation and implementation of University budgetary policy and procedure.

Budget Office Functions:

Working with departments to assist them in managing their budgets, financial system navigation, interpretation and reporting.

Review and authorize budget resource adjustments/transfers. payroll distributions, expenditure resource transfers, and the of necessary management controls.

Comprehensive review of all departmental budgets (for all budget entities)  in order to prepare campus-level quarterly budget reports for submission to UBOT, and to isolate potential budget shortages.

Manage campus-wide Carry Forward process for the Sarasota/Manatee campus through the correlation of campus priorities as well as future commitments for appropriate allocations of Carry Forward resources.

Provide financial analysis and reporting, budget advice and recommendations on the implications of operating decisions.

Management, training and oversight for the University required reconciliation process of all departmental financial activity.