Sr. Budget Analyst
Sr. Budget Analyst
The Budget Office is responsible for developing and maintaining all aspects of the University’s strategic financial business plan and budgeting process. This process supports all of the University’s annual financial decisions made in the context of a multi-year, long range planning process. The Budget Office performs financial modeling and provides major financial and statistical analyses of information in support of the senior administration and the institution’s strategic decision making as well as participates in special projects as required by senior management. This office serves as primary liaison with faculty, research staff, and financial administrators. The Senior Budget Analyst assists the Budget Director in analyzing and monitoring budget activity for the University, developing the budget and exercising budgetary changes, provide direction regarding budgeting responsibilities, and maintaining position budgeting in the Human Resources/Payroll system.
Analyzing departmental budgets for assigned program areas, determining variances, communicating with appropriate individuals as to causes and remediation of negative variances. Develop models by fund to provide year-end projections, income cost estimates and other cost benefit analysis by performing “drill downs” on expenses to determine one-time expenses utilizing PeopleSoft Query, NVision, etc. Assist with the facilitation of budget distributions to departments and the upload of organization, appropriations and revenue estimate budget in the financial system including reconciliation between org detail budgets and appropriations budgets. Review and reconcile department budget requests against targets and funding totals. Approve, enter, and track budget revisions submitted by departments. Maintain accurate position control budgets in the Human Resources/Payroll system ensuring that salary budgets are in balance. Assist with the annual upload faculty and staff salaries as well as merit increases into PeopleSoft System. Reconcile the submitted salary against detailed position control budgets. Perform quarterly reconciliations between the PeopleSoft and HR/Payroll system. Assist with preparing the University’s annual operating and capital plan and budget book for review by the Budget Director and the senior leadership within the Finance division for dissemination to the Board of Trustees for approval.
Bachelor’s degree in business related field. Master’s degree in business related areas preferred. Demonstrated skills in financial analysis, forecasting and modeling. Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Experience with databases preferred. Highly motivated, self-starter with strong financial and analytical skills. Strong problem solving skills coupled with strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and the ability to meet multiple deadlines and work under pressure. High level of discretion.
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