Senior Budget Analyst

Fairfax, VA
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 18, 2022
Apr 04, 2023
Full Time
Senior Budget AnalystThe George Mason University, Operations and Business Services Department is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a Senior Budget Analyst position. OBS's Finance and Operations unit develops and continuously monitors operating and capital budgets and forecasts, multi-year integrated financial plans, and financial activity for OBS overall, as well as its individual units. We are committed to excellent financial stewardship of resources in support of Mason's strategic initiatives. This unit oversees internal controls for all OBS units. We utilize data analysis and modeling to enhance financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, planning, and reporting. We focus on promoting a transparent, accountable, responsive, and innovative financial management culture for our units.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities of the Sr. Budget Analyst are to compile and analyze financial information across all funds and make recommendations to the Associate Director of Finance and Internal Controls (ADFIC), OBS senior management, and unit leaders. The position supports the strategic planning, budget development, reporting, analysis, and modeling of OBS revenue and expense budgets and forecasts.Facilitate operational budget developments for OBS units and recommendation to unit leaders;Perform statistical, fiscal, and other studies and analyses of budgets and actuals;Provide analytical support for complex budget projects and OBS scenario modeling;Work with unit leaders to understand distinct operations and the effect on budget and financial planning;Make recommendations and provide technical assistance on budgets, taking into account administrative priorities and strategic goals, availability of resources, and impact on units;Assist in negotiating budget issues which may include reviewing, researching, and recommending alternative budget strategies;Play key role in year-end close and reconciliation process for OBS;Support ADFIC in monitoring internal controls, including ARMICS for OBS units;Lead and/or contribute to ad hoc projects and duties as assigned; andPerform all duties of Budget Analyst.Required Qualifications:Bachelor degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related field, or equivalent combination of related education and experience;Substantial experience in a budgeting function including advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Ellucian (SunGard Higher Education/Banner) or equivalent software, and/or other ad hoc budget or financial reporting tools (at least four years preferred);Demonstrated experience in accounting principles, budgeting, and preparing analysis. Experience in developing electronic presentations and reports;Technical skills include proficiency in the use of spreadsheet software, effective use of presentation and multimedia software to create program material; ability to collect and evaluate data to develop valid conclusions and recommendations;Experience analyzing complex data and developing logical solutions to complex problems; andAnalytical and technical skills, including the ability to provide guidance, explain complicated concepts, and assist departmental users.Preferred Qualifications:Masters degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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