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 Budget Analyst assists the Budget Office staff 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.
Assist the Budget Office staff in analyzing and monitoring budget activity for the university, developing the budget and exercising budget operations, provide direction regarding budgeting responsibilities. 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. Review and process personnel requisition forms (PRFs) for assigned areas to ensure accuracy of salary, position number, title and funding codes. Analyzing departmental budgets for assigned program areas, determining variances, communicating with appropriate individuals as to causes and remediation of negative variances. Verifies sufficiency of funds for endowed and reserve fund scholarships. Prepares the enrollment analysis for tracking against budget by academic semester. 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. Assist with the execution and distributions of department budgets, as well as the upload of budgets into the financial system. Reconcile department budget details and appropriations budgets. Review and reconcile department budget requests against targets and funding totals. Approve, enter, and track budget revisions submitted by departments. Receive and respond to budgetary questions by the University community. Proposes solutions to budgetary issues. Assist with training department financial representatives on the appropriate use of PeopleSoft financial system, fund accounting, chart field accounts, reporting tools and University accounting system. Participate in the departmental and or upgrade of the financial system or other University systems. Perform administrative duties, including, but not limited to filing, copying and answering the Budget Office main line. Special projects as assigned.
One (1) to three (3) years of financial analysis experience. Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business related field preferred. Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Experience with databases preferred.
Highly motivated, self-starter with strong financial and analytical skills. Must possess 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. A high level of discretion is essential.
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