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The Budget Office Mission

The primary mission of the Budget Office is to prepare, communicate and execute the  university's two-year budget as well as the Commonwealth of Kentucky's biennial budget.  We are committed to:

  • Serving as a leading supplier of accurate, timely, and meaningful budget and financial information to the management of the university in order to support optimal resource allocation and decision-making. 
  • Providing thorough expertise in fiscal policy, practice, analysis, and management in order to provide the highest quality of fiscal counsel to the campus. 
  • Administering the university's annual budget process effectively and cooperatively ensuring an efficient allocation of resources aligned with the university's strategic plan. 
  • Being responsive in meeting the continuously changing needs of a dynamic university environment and to external agencies. 
  • Performing all responsibilities with utmost integrity and objectivity.
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The Budget Office assists and educates the NKU community on the budget process at both the state and university levels, providing the following services:

  • Manages budget development and resource allocations 
  • Oversees the annual University budget process
  • Oversees the state biennial budget process in accordance with the guidelines established by the KY Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the Office of the State Budget Director, and the Legislative Research Commission.
  • Provides training and support for NKU's new budget model

The Budget Office is a unit of the Chief Financial Officer within the Administration & Finance Division

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