Senior Budget and Finance Analyst

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 20, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Analyst, Finance
Full Time
Sr. Budget & Finance Analyst

The George Mason University, Office of the Provost invites applications for a full-time Sr. Budget & Finance 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: Reporting to the Director of Budget Operations, the Sr. Budget & Finance Analyst will provide senior level budget analysis, forecasting and development support for their assigned area(s) in the Office of the Provost. This position will also prepare standard and adhoc reports for various audiences internal and external and will ensure that activities and initiatives are in compliance with University Policies and procedures.

Responsibilities: Budget Development Forecasting and Management: * Provide revenue and expense reports that provides trend analysis and year end projections based on historical and current data; * Provide analysis for developing/reorganizing budgets; * Manage the position maintenance process; * Ensure the office of the Provost unit organizational structure aligns with the chart of accounts structure to ease and aid reporting; * Ensure expenses are paid from appropriate funding sources.

Commitment Management: * Identify current budgetary needs; * Ensure proper tracking and disbursement; * Ensure proper communication to internal and external clients; * Provide reports and analysis; * Make recommendations on how to meet strategic goals.

Payment Management: * Review and approve payments made via HR and Purchasing; * Manage all Provost personnel access to financial systems; * Communicate Commonwealth and University policy and rule changes to Provost personnel.

Special Projects: * Prepare reports and spreadsheets for new initiatives and projects; * Supervise wage employee(s) as assigned; * Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: * BA/BS degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience; * Strong communication skills (written and verbal); * Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into easily understood financial reports; * Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with a population of diverse individuals; * Skilled at dealing with problems and finding workable solutions; * Experience pulling reports from various data sources to create easily understood reporting; * Strong organizational and financial skills; * Detail oriented with the ability to provide concise, easily understood summary data; * Intermediate MS Office skills in word processing, excel and access; * Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications: * College Business Management Institute certificate (CBMI); * Advanced experience working with Excel and Access; * Experience working with University systems such as Ellucian Banner Systems, eVa, ChromeRiver and Microstrategy reports.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02639z 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.

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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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