Welcome to the Budget Office
The Budget Office exists solely to support the mission of The Citadel. This is operationalized through formulation and execution of The Citadel's budget on a continuous basis. Key budget formulation activities include building The Citadel's annual budget (based on a 1 July to 30 June fiscal year) based on stakeholder input. This annual exercise begins with preparation of the annual budget request to the governor and legislature. Internal to The Citadel, the process includes vetting of budget priorities by college leadership moving towards ultimate approval by The Citadel Board of Visitors (Board).
From an execution standpoint, the Budget Office provides numerous transparency reports to state agencies including the Executive Budget Office and the Council on Higher Education. Internally, the office provides monthly budget execution reporting (budget versus actual measurement) for each campus budget authority. The Budget Office also provides regular reporting on fiscal health to the Board and ad hoc research and analysis for senior leadership, especially the Office of Vice President for Finance and Business, to which it reports. Finally, in cooperation with the budget authorities and human resources, the Budget Office provides position control/oversight for all employment transactions, ensuring identification of a source of funding, which aids hiring decisions. In supporting The Citadel's mission, the Budget Office is keenly focused on providing excellence in customer service and timely expertise for all of its stakeholders.