Budget Analyst

Fairfax, VA
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Full Time
Budget Analyst

The George Mason University Office of Strategic Budget and Planning invites applications for a Budget Analyst position. 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.

In addition to a first class culture at Virginia's largest Public University, this position offers:
  • Potential for hybrid telework scheduling
  • Competitive salary
  • Outstanding benefits including:

Health & life insurance, multiple industry leading retirement plans available including state VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan, accrued paid days off per year, paid holidays, paid winter break, paid sick leave, professional development, tuition reimbursement at GMU, employee assistance programs, and much more!

About the Position:

The Office of Strategic Budgeting and Planning (OSBP) has an exciting opportunity for a Budget Analyst that has strong financial analysis, financial monitoring and financial reporting experience. This individual must demonstrate initiative and innovation for changes and improvements. This individual must also possess excellent critical thinking, analytical and communication skills (verbal and written).

As the OSBP continues to strengthen University financial relationships, this individual will serve as the OSBP's liaison with various University contacts to provide financial assistance and support.


  • Analyze and monitor all operating funds to ensure data accuracy;
  • Complete monthly financial analysis to monitor the budget to actuals, compensation and other funds;
  • Review and fully understand units' trends to provide assistance with forecasting;
  • Monitor budget processes, including Position Control and Maintenance, budget allocations and transfers for all funds including E & G (academic/ non- academic); Auxiliary Enterprises; Sponsored Research, Indirect, Other Funds and University operating and capital reserves;
  • Maintain the monthly allocation of department funding and review transactions to ensure accuracy with great attention to detail;
  • Provide reports and analysis to department managers in support of administrative and operating activities;
  • Support the development and submission of the quarterly forecasts and annual budget;
  • Create detailed reports and queries by using software tools such as Excel, Microstrategy, Tableau, and other financial and budgeting tools;
  • Process budget and actual journals in Banner, as needed;
  • Attend training sessions and meetings to stay apprised of University policy and procedure changes.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Familiarity with ERPs, specifically Banner;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain positive, collegial relationships with colleagues and University contacts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Government or fund accounting experience.

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.

New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .

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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