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
- Collaborate on key financial planning challenges and
- Work closely with leadership to analyze and evaluate financial
and capital requests ahead of submission through the annual budget
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Strong computing skills; advanced excel, PowerPoint and
- Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of
- Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse
perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- BA/BS degree. Advanced degree preferred.
- 5 or more years of progressively responsible financial planning
and analysis experience, higher education experience
- Full-time, exempt position
- Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75
SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 8 (Hiring Range $64,210.00 to
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