The associate vice chancellor for budget and finance is responsible for providing university-wide leadership and broad strategic oversight in the monitoring, management, and control of the approximately $2 billion financial resources of the university. The AVC works closely and collaboratively with executive leadership and budget and financial managers across the institution to provide strong management reporting, controls, and excellent customer service throughout the university. Departments that report to the AVC are the Office of Budget & Fiscal Planning (BFP) and the Campus Controller’s Office (CCO).

BFP manages the current funds budget for the CU Boulder campus, actively partnering with academic and administrative leaders. BFP work with units to plan, identify and facilitate the allocation of resources necessary for the campus to excel.

CCO maintains and supports CU Boulder's fiscal responsibility through accurate financial accounting and reporting in compliance with laws, regulations and policies. CCO provides oversight, assistance and training in financial stewardship for the campus. CCO includes the Research Financial Services department.