Senior Budget Analyst

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 037090 Department Code 31025-6100 Department Business Finance & Administrative Services Job Title Senior Budget Analyst Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level 05 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Provide accounting and administrative support to the Director of Energy Systems and Sustainability Management ( ESSM ), Associate Director of Capital Projects Accounting, and CFAS Director of Budget Finance and Administration. Responsible for the interpretation, analysis. execution and long-range budget planning of the University’s energy accounting, Orange Automation financials, Carbon Neutrality Financials, and ESSM funds. Ongoing analysis of sponsored capital projects funding and spending. Ability to independently generate Ad hoc financial reports sourced from multiple systems including EnergyCAP, OAF, On Base, PeopleSoft, Hyperion Planning, and the General Ledger. Provide executive level administrative leadership with professional support in a highly confidential environment using discretion and independent judgment. Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, grants, contracts, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to University policies and procedures. Work with the Associate Director of Capital Project accounting to interpret and execute grant/award requirements for projects and prepare and submit requests for reimbursement under the terms of the grant/award.


- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of six years accounting, administrative experience. University Experience preferred.
- Demonstrate strong communication and writing skills and professionalism.
- Exercise strict code of confidentiality.
- Experience with the University’s energy accounting system, Orange Automation Financials, general ledger system and Hyperion Planning preferred.
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs required.
- Strong communication, problem solving, analytical, independent thinking, judgment and decision-making skills.

Job Specific Qualifications

- Accounting and financial analysis experience
- Knowledge of grants administration
- Manage Ad hoc assignments along with ongoing responsibilities. Knowledge of energy accounting principles
- Strong communication, problem solving, analytical, independent thinking, judgement and decision-making skills
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs
- Experience with the University’s energy accounting system, EnergyCAP, Orange Automation Financials, PeopleSoft and Hyperion Planning preferred.
- Ability to formulate, affect, interpret, and implement management and operating policies.
- Identify, investigate and resolve significant financial and compliance deviations.
- Ability to identify process improvements that will result in operating efficiencies and reporting accuracy.
- Demonstrate attention to detail, and strong analytical skills


Independently analyze, interpret, and communicate diverse financial and capital project related information to all management levels. Oversee the University’s energy accounting including processing, payment, analysis, and verification of utility budget. Act as the Functional Business Analyst for the EnergyCAP energy accounting system.

Collaborate with the Offices of Sponsored Programs and Sponsored Accounting, Project Managers, Budget Director, principal investigators, government agencies, consultants, contractors, and other involved parties in order to prepare, compile and submit grant submission packages required for reimbursement under the grant/sponsored award agreement.

Reconcile project accounting transactions for each grant/sponsored award project to the general ledger and ensure they are compliant, appropriate and meet all timing and expense nature restrictions acceptable under the grant/sponsored ward restrictions, and compile and report on Minority, Women Business Enterprise participation as required. Also reconcile to the general ledger.

Oversee the financials for the Orange Automation Construction Group. Develop and maintain accurate reporting formats including cost and commitment records on current projects, month end balances, and communicate changes in capital projects yearend financial and project % of completion projections. Confirm financial reports reconcile to the general ledger.

Compile and organize data for financial reports, and budgets for departmental accounts and Carbon Neutrality on a routine basis and as requested.

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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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