Princeton’s operating budget is a means by which internal and donor resources are stewarded to maximize the University’s teaching and research mission. With that goal, departmental financial managers partner with the Provost’s Office and staff from the Office of Planning, Budget, and Analysis to create sound, strategic financial plans. In this section, you will find an overview of the operating budget, as well as helpful budget-setting and tracking tools, calendars, and best practices.
- Understand the structure of Princeton’s operating budget, including financial statistics and key budgetary inputs.
- Read about the key assumptions used in the University’s budget-setting and planning work are set in the Priorities Committee process.
- Learn how budgeting works at Princeton, including what needs to be done and when. In addition to calendars, contacts, information about tools and systems, and definitions, you will find tips for managing budgets with optimal ease and transparency.
- Uncover resources for managers who plan and manage balances in administrative departments.
- Explore resources for managers who plan and manage balances in academic departments.