Senior Budget Analyst

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 19, 2022
May 06, 2023
Full Time
Senior Budget Analyst The George Mason University Office of Strategic Budgeting & Planning invites applications for a Senior Budget Analyst. 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.About the Department:The Office of Strategic Budgeting & Planning is responsible for handling the preparation and continuous monitoring of the University's annual operating and capital budgets, biennial State budget submission, and multi-year integrated financial plan. We are committed to excellent financial stewardship of the University's resources in support of its strategic academic, research and outreach mission by optimizing the return on financial assets by establishing best practices in financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, planning, policies and procedures and reporting systems. We partner with the University to fundamentally transform the way we work and engage with our university partners to promote a transparent, accountable, responsive and innovative financial management culture.About the Position:Primary responsibilities are to compile and analyze State data and budget requests, enter information into the State DPB system, coordinate the submission of State reports and monitor the State Cardinal System. This position will be responsible for Auxiliary Enterprise revenue monitoring and projections as well as Auxiliary Enterprise budget adjustments; capital budgeting transactions. The position will support the planning, reporting, analysis, and development of policies and procedures for Auxiliary Enterprise budgets. This position supports the work of the Associate Budget Director for Auxiliary Enterprises and Capital Budgeting as well as colleagues within the Office of Strategic Budgeting & Planning and participates in the updating, planning, and forecasting of the University's All Funds budget.Responsibilities:Must have extensive experience working with highly complex models and have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel as well as other ad hoc reporting tools. The successful candidate must be willing to assess current processes and recommend process improvements while partnering and communicating with team members across the university to increase efficiencies in our planning process.Primary responsibilities are State data collection and budget requests with analysis of financial impact, entering information into State systems, submission of State reports; Auxiliary Enterprise revenue monitoring and projections as well as budget adjustments; and capital budgeting transactions.Facilitate operational budget developments for units and recommend changes to systems and procedures to conform with budget provisions;Perform statistical, fiscal, and other studies and analyses of budgets;Provide analytical support for complex budget projects;Make recommendations and provide technical assistance on budgets, taking into account administrative priorities, availability of resources, and impact on programs;Assist in negotiating budget issues which may include reviewing, researching and recommending alternative budget strategies;Plays key role in year-end close and reconciliation process; andPerform all duties of Budget Analyst.Required Qualifications:Bachelor degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred; andGovernment or fund accounting.Level and type of experience:Substantial experience in a budgeting function including advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Ellucian 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 in analyzing complex data and developing logical solutions to complex problems; andStrong analytical, technical, and communication skills, including the ability to provide guidance, explain complicated concepts, and assist departmental users.Preferred Qualifications:Master Degree preferred.

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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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