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Senior Budget and Financial Analyst

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Mar 31, 2023

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Senior Budget and Financial AnalystThe George Mason University, College of Science (COS), invites applications for a Senior Budget and Financial Analyst position. George Mason 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 College of Science:The College of Science (COS) is committed to being innovate and forward-thinking. The COS Dean's Administration office works to provide students with access to a wide variety of programs, resources, and opportunities. The Dean's Office works closely with the COS deans, chairs, and center directors. Additionally, the office also works closely with other University departments like the Provost and Fiscal Services.George Mason University College of Science (Mason Science) is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes Anti-Racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.Purpose of the Position:Reporting to the Finance Director of the College of Science, the Senior Budget and Financial Analyst assists in managing the College's budget and other resources to maximize efficiency and transparency. This position will also have assigned departments to provide financial support and analysis.The incumbent will manage the day-to-day of the College's budget and other financial resources, including tracking and processing approved budget transfers, monitoring the position control process to ensure positions are budgeted appropriately and assisting leadership in the development of a transparent, sustainable, equitable, and inclusive strategic budgeting process within the College. The Ability to ensure accuracy of data and be transparent when reporting out information are critical for this position.Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Creating financial reports;Administering the strategic planning, financial analysis, and development of key metrics to facilitate short- and long-range financial planning to advance the College's mission;Managing the development of multi-year revenue and expenditure projections;Independently generating and sharing regular reports of college-wide and unit-level activity based on budget utilization and other performance metrics;Creating and canceling orgs/funds for departments and faculty to include startup funds when necessary;Monitoring financial activity to meet planned expenditures in accordance with State, University, and College policies and procedures; andPerforming reallocations and journal vouchers using University processes to make sure charges are made to appropriate accounts and organizations.Required Qualifications:Bachelor degree or combination of education and experience;Experience independently assisting in management of complex budgets and budget variance analysis;Ability to review complex financial reports and analysis for senior management and other stakeholders;Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills;Advanced organizational and financial skills;Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population;Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;Consistently meets deadlines; andProficient in building financial reports.Preferred Qualifications:MicroStrategy experience; andKnowledge of Ellucian Banner.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"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.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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