Senior Budget Analyst, Financial Planning and Reporting - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Mar 20, 2018
Apr 03, 2018
Analyst, Finance
Education, Law
Full Time
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Senior Budget Analyst, Financial Planning and Reporting - Georgetown University Law Center

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The Senior Budget Analyst provides monthly monitoring of Law Center and department operating performance, produces regular reports on operating results, and provides guidance to Law Center leadership on proper financial tracking. S/he assists in the preparation, monitoring and reporting of the Law Center's annual operating, endowment, special funds and capital budgets. Reporting to the Director, Financial Budgeting and Reporting, the Senior Budget Analyst has duties that include but are not limited to: 

Budgeting and Planning

  • Assists with the preparation of the Law Center's annual operating, endowment, special funds, and capital budgets.
  • Assists with the year-end fiscal closing of the Law Center budget.
  • Monitors the individual departmental budgets at the Law Center and contacts department managers to discuss variances.
  • Prepares financial reports, analysis, and projections relating to Law Center finances for the Director of Financial Planning, the CFO, and other Law Center constituents.
  • Assists in the development of budget forecasting and planning models.
  • Initiates transactions for departments whenever they need to make budget amendments.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual ABA Law School Questionnaire response and US News & World report financial data.

Financial Analysis, Reporting, and Forecasting

  • Processes financial data through the University Financial Systems (in this case Georgetown Management System Workday).
  • Performs the role of Financial Reviewer for all Law Center accounting and cost allocation journals.
  • Assists in the creation of new cost centers
  • Acts as the back-up Finance Partner on the GMS HRM whenever the Director is not available to review and approve payroll or HR processes in GMS.
  • Provides critical analysis and reporting as needed and directed - to include reports with charts and graphs or professional presentations in PowerPoint, financial modeling, projections, results, and budget adjustments.
  • Provides detailed financial information to the Director and CFO in preparation for faculty budget meetings, CFO meetings, departmental meetings or other meetings, as directed.

Financial Administration

  • Performs financial reconciliations of the Law Center accounts and the Law Center activity, including reconciliation of the separate London UK Operations (CTLS) bank account.
  • Prepares correcting journal vouchers if necessary.
  • Prepares weekly and monthly reports for the Development Office.
  • With the Director, works with other Law Center departments to address questions they have regarding activity in their budgets.
  • Understands and effectively communicates Law Center fiscal policies and procedures related to journal vouchers and budget revisions and other University financial forms and processes.
  • Supports the annual merit process for University Services, to include working with the Director University Budget Officer to establish a working spreadsheet and with departments to ensure that they are managing merits within established and approved merit pools; and compiles and tests the completed file before sending to the University Budget Officer for review and upload.
  • Participates in processing transactions for the merit process for Staff, faculty and AAPs.
  • Supports the students' accounts manager in recording and reporting tuition revenues for various Law Center degree and non-degree programs.
  • Reviews on an ongoing basis the operating and financial policies of University Services to ensure compliance with guidelines provided by the Office of Internal Audit, Financial Affairs and the Board of Directors.
  • Maintains updated records regarding signature authority and cost center maintenance review procedures.
  • Provides training and oversight to department business managers regarding University policy.


  • Master's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • Preference for CPA certification (demonstrated accounting background can substitute for CPA)
  • 2 to 3 years of professional experience in performing complex financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting
  • Strong working knowledge and experience in MS Excel (pivot tables), Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of fund accounting and budgeting as well as experience in higher educational organization
  • Knowledge of database management
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize competing projects and work under pressure to meet stringent deadlines

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