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Budget & Planning Analyst, Sr - 502453

University of Richmond
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Aug 31, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
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Budget & Planning Analyst, Sr - 502453


The Budget and Planning Analyst, Sr. for Academic Affairs (BPA) is a member of the Office of Planning and Budget, who serves as the primary financial advisor to the Provost and a member of the Provost's core leadership team. The BPA will manage the Provost Office budget and data, financially support office projects, provide multi-year financial planning and forecasting, and work to fulfill academic priorities across the University. The BPA will collaborate closely with schools and academic units on their financial planning, personnel requests, and funding academic priorities. Day to day management and oversight of the position will be provided by the AVP for Financial Planning and Budget


Support fiscal management in the Provost Office including the sub-units of the Office that include, but are not limited to, the Center for Innovation and Excellence, International Education, the Boatwright Library, Modlin and University Museums, and the Weinstein Learning Center.

  • Developing and implementing strategies for: budgeting; forecasting, modeling & projecting; identifying & explaining variances; financial reporting; internal controls; position control; expense reductions; cost containment.
  • Managing financial analysis processes, analyzing business critical systems, and proactively resolving strategic issues that may span multiple areas.
  • Working within the Enterprise Resource Planning system.
  • Managing and advising on efficient use of endowed funds. Suggesting strategies for best use of funds.

Develop an in-depth understanding of the financial, personnel and data structures within Academic Affairs to frame key questions for and advise the Provost and Associate Provosts, Deans, and other University leadership.

  • Collaborate on key financial planning challenges and opportunities.
  • Work closely with leadership to analyze and evaluate financial and capital requests ahead of submission through the annual budget process.
  • Assist with oversight and analysis of school financial performance and prepare supplemental narratives to support quantitative analysis, when applicable.
  • Attend regular meetings with or for the Provost Office.
  • Design and deliver presentations that educate University leadership on potential options, facilitating informal and formal dialogue as needed.
  • Develop hypotheses and conduct analyses to respond to ad-hoc queries and strategic requests.

Member of the Office of Planning and Budget

  • Work closely with other groups, including the offices of Planning and Budget, the Controller and Treasury, to better understand University-wide financial management issues and policies that inform planning, reporting, and analysis.
  • Responsible for creating/updating processes and/or reporting templates in collaboration with team leadership.
  • Assist other analysts as appropriate in times of workflow fluctuations.


  • Experience with designing and executing strategy-based financial analyses, including scenario modeling and linking finances to the execution of projects.
  • Experience working with financial reporting and internal controls.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience presenting to management and/or senior leadership.
  • Exceptional analytical skills with demonstrated ability to solve problems by asking the right questions, thinking creatively, and involving subject matter experts.
  • Ability to organize and communicate complex data.
  • Collaborative working style and ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Well organized, flexible, and able to manage multiple challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong computing skills; advanced excel, PowerPoint and accounting software.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.


  • BA/BS degree. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 5 or more years of progressively responsible financial planning and analysis experience, higher education experience preferred.


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week

SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 8 (Hiring Range $64,210.00 to $85,072.00 annually)


At the University of Richmond, we're creative, inclusive, and determined. We're Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There's only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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