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Senior Budget Analyst
Performs senior level professional work compiling financial data and providing financial analyses for budget preparation. Assists the Director of Budget and Management and the Vice President for Administration and Finance with management planning, budget analysis, and decision making. Participates in the creation of budget procedures and guidelines and develops special administrative analyses and summary reports. Acts as a point of contact for the budget system and provides advice and technical assistance to departments for budget preparation, policy, analysis and review. Assists in the preparation of the university's operating budget and legislative appropriations request. Works under general supervision with latitude for initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Director of Budget and Management
Maintains budget information for position control and salaries in University computing system. Reviews and processes electronic personnel forms for position status, availability of funds, and budget position control. Tracks personnel full-time equivalencies and salary savings. Assists with liquidation of monthly encumbrances and quarterly USAS reconciliation. Analyzes accounts, and reviews and processes budget transfer requests to ensure compliance with university policies and procedures and availability of funds. Assists in the preparation of budget spreadsheets. Prepares fringe benefit forecasts for budgeting. Enters and maintains database of budget information and funding reallocation. Prepares journal and budget entries. Monitors vouchers and electronic personnel forms for available budget and contacts departments when budget is unavailable. Assists in the development and delivery of training materials to explain system requirements to end-users. Prepares PowerPoint presentations of budget information. Compiles personnel reports for the Board of Regents. Maintains files, fiscal records and restricted information. Maintains the budget website. Performs specialized tasks in reporting information requiring high level of skill in computer operation and software expertise. Handles routine and confidential correspondence. Supervises one or more clerical assistants. Performs other duties as assigned.
Four years or more responsible experience in accounting and/or business management with experience in budget analysis and/or analysis of accounting or financial data. Experience leading processes or projects. Some administrative responsibility and personnel supervision. Experience in higher education financial or budget office preferred.
Strong knowledge of the principle and theories of finance, budgeting, and accounting. Excellent working knowledge of accounting terminology and reports. Advanced computer skills and knowledge of software technology generally applicable to accounting, spreadsheets, and budgeting; Access, Adobe, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Knowledge of Banner is desirable. Strong analytical and problem solving skills with creative mindset to enhance models and processes. Knowledge of business English, spelling and punctuation.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in accounting, finance, or business management. Masters degree, CPA, or CMA preferred.
Ability to work independently to complete multiple complex assignments with high degree of accuracy. Ability to research problems and find creative solutions. Ability to prepare complex reports and maintain extensive databases. Must be able to understand, interpret, explain, and apply pertinent policies and procedures clearly and accurately. Strong verbal and written communication skills and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to interact with management. Professionalism and strict confidentiality required. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.