Budget Analyst

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is seeking a skilled, self-driven individual to join the Finance and Budget team as a Budget Analyst. This person will primarily be responsible for financial variance review and providing support to the University Administration and Daytona Beach campus in the area of planning and allocation of campus resources.

This person will serve a key role in forecasting, developing the long-range plan and will often represent the Finance & Budget Office in key areas. The role requires the ability to extract data from various sources and validate accuracy and completeness prior to editing and performing additional analytics. The work involves coordination with and interactions with various departments and will include routine handling of sensitive and confidential information. The position also contributes on ad-hoc projects such as building and editing financial presentations, compiling and displaying data using table and graph spreadsheet applications, and editing policies, procedures and other written correspondence.

The right individual for this role has a passion for excellence, great attention to detail and a proven ability to develop relationships across the University. The Finance and Budget Office is committed to providing exceptional service to the campus communities while maintaining sound financial decisions that support the University's strategic priorities.

Essential Job Functions:

Analysis & Reporting:

-Identifies and improves financial status by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans, forecasts and peer data or other internally prescribed benchmarks

-Identifies trends in financial performance and provides recommendations for improvement

-Summarize findings based on analysis using charts and/or commentary


-Integral to the development and completion of the forecast and long range plan.

- Summarize and prepare presentation material and supporting information for the Senior Leaders of the University

Other :

-A successful candidate is able to recognize and adjust to change, create disciplined processes, and act as an independent decision maker who will utilize team collaboration.

-Participate in ad hoc analysis and special projects as necessary.

-Identify continuous improvement opportunities and develop plans to impact the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of processes.

-Provide analytical guidance to other colleagues as necessary.

-Support day-to-day departmental goals of the Finance and Budget team


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics

Minimum experience: At least two years of experience working with budgets, higher education experience preferred

Required Skills, Knowledge:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Problem solving and organizational skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Strategic thinking and decision making skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet constant deadlines
  • Ability to present financial data in a meaningful, professional format
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to explain complex concepts
  • Excellent time management
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
  • Works well with and supports other people in the accomplishment of business goals
  • Excellent communication skills

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