College of Humanities and Arts Financial Resource Analyst

Job Summary

The College Financial Resource Analyst oversees the budget and financial affairs of the College to ensure proper financial management and works closely with the Director of Resources and Operations and senior management team to maintain, enhance, and grow the college’s programs and initiatives, and meet financial objectives to achieve the college mission and goals. The incumbent performs a number of highly complex technical functions using advanced fiscal analysis and projections for finding solutions to problems and developing new methods for execution. As the financial expert for the college, the incumbent monitors, trains, and guides the college departments to appropriately manage their budgets, and oversees all college finances including operating funds, revenue funds, and auxiliary accounts, and advises the Dean and management team in making critical business decisions.

Key Responsibilities
  • Performs research, analysis, development, evaluation, and implementation for the college’s critical programs
  • Performs fiscal analysis related to budgets, funding, and critical projects
  • Develops and implements processes to audit department transactions and provides guidance to departments to resolve discrepancies and audit issues
  • Develops and design database improvements, including reports for monitoring unit allocations
  • Works with the Director of Resources and Operations and the Dean of the College of Humanities and the Arts, to develop the college budget and maintain continuous budgetary control
  • Responsible for ensuring department chairs and program directors are well informed of their operating expenses, budget projections, and overages
  • Provides guidance to the chairs and departmental administrative staff to facilitate compliance with financially related policies and procedures
  • Oversees the coordination of vendors, contracts, and insurance requirements per risk management guidelines
  • Trains and mentors the College staff, Hammer Theatre Staff and Director, chairs, and faculty on university and division policies, practices, procedures, and tools to use for procurement and financial reporting
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental budgeting and accounting
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance
  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) and ability to analyze the financial structure and procedures of SJSU, including its purpose, functions, and fiscal organization
  • Working knowledge of research techniques and of statistical principles and procedures
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and review the budgets and financial practices of the campus
  • Ability to analyze situations correctly and develop an effective course of action
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts in the preparation of detailed financial analyses and reports
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, and organize and plan work and projects
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies
  • Strong oral communication skills. Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Fluency in applications such as LucidChart, Google Suite, DocuSign, data visualization tools, word processing, spreadsheet, database management, mainframe access, CMS Financials, and Human Resources
Required Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training
  • Four (4) years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance or business
  • Three (3) years of relevant work experience performing similar financial and or budgetary functions
  • Experience working in higher education or the California State University system
  • Experience working with business intelligence software and workflow management tools


Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,866/month - $7,134/month
CSU Salary Range: $5,022/month - $9,083/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: November 28, 2022 through December 12, 2022 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at .

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at .

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: November 28, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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