Budget Analyst

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 18, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time
Budget Analyst

The George Mason University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking a qualified individual as an entry to midlevel 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 Position: The position will support the Associate Director of Budget by being the college expert on Graduate Assistant (GA) contracts, assignments and related benefits, and ensuring compliance with university policy related to GAs. The Budget Analyst will accurately maintain, monitor, reconcile and analyze departmental level budgets and expenditures.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Budget Analyst include tracking part-time faculty and graduate assistantship assignments, tuition waivers, and work-study funds by collecting data, assuring consistency with university policies, and managing allocations to maintain budget levels. The individual will also provide prompt assistance to department office managers with questions regarding budget management, reconciliation procedures, the internally developed budget tracking system, and the Ellucian SCT Banner system.

Required Qualifications: * Business-related undergraduate degree (i.e., accounting or business administration) or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience; * A comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Adobe and Microsoft Word; * Aptitude to learn to work with database reporting tools and core functions in an ERP system; * Ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile and evaluate data, as well as ability to anticipate problems and make recommendations and suggest solutions to the Associate Director of Finance and maintain confidential data; * An interest in improving understanding of budget system development, control and financial performance analysis techniques, and troubleshooting budget related issues; * Strong organizational, financial and customer service skills, including the ability to interact with faculty, staff and students in a professional manner, and the ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with a population of diverse individuals.

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience with budget planning, formulation, and implementation either in formal work or voluntary settings; * Experience in a university administrative setting; * Experience with Banner and/or MicroStrategy.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; 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 jobs.gmu.edu/!

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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