The University of Tennessee (UT) Office of Budget and Planning operates under the direction of the chief financial officer (CFO) to assist university leadership in developing the university’s annual operating budget. This includes:


  1. Consulting with university leadership on budgetary priorities, strategy, and policy;


  2. Issuing guidelines, schedules, and budgetary control numbers to campus and institute business officers;


  3. Developing the university’s annual state appropriations request, proposed budget document, and revised budget document;


  4. Preparing detailed budget analyses required by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and other state agencies;


  5. Reconciling detailed appropriations schedules from the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration to university budget records;


  6. Preparing campus tuition and fee recommendations for presidential review and Board of Trustees action;


  7. Supporting the university’s advocacy and government relations efforts by working with the Tennessee general assembly, administration, and state agencies on state appropriations, fiscal notes, tuition and fees;


  8. Continuously improving the university’s information systems for budget development, anlsysis, and reporting;


  9. Overseeing budget development and administrative affairs of UT System Administration (UTSA); and


  10. Conducting a wide range of financial analyses for university leadership.