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Budget Analyst II, Office of the Provost

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Office of the Provost invites applications for a Budget Analyst II to join their team. This position will serve as a member of the University of Montana (UM) Provost Office finance team. The Budget Analyst II works jointly with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (VPAA), Global Engagement Office, Franke Global Leadership Initiative, UM Summer, and the Office of Organizational Leadership and Development. The Budget Analyst II provides financial support to each of these areas.

Key duties and responsibilities include:
  • Build, analyze, and reconcile state, designated, auxiliary and grant budgets
  • Regularly provide accurate financial reports to directors to use for reporting, planning, and decision-making
  • Track department revenue and expenses using Banner, U-Approve, UM Data Warehouse (UMDW) and GrizMart
  • Check accuracy of figures, calculations, and spending by departments
  • Complete hiring paperwork and payroll entry
  • Assist department staff with accounts payable, pro-card management, travel paperwork, GrizMart, requisitions for contracted service agreements and supplies, expenditure approvals, billing models, and deposits
  • Manage office financial records
  • Serve as a liaison between VPAA departments and the Human Resources and Business Services offices
Within six months of training, the incumbent should have working knowledge of the UM financial systems, be able to make financial decisions based upon knowledge of funding requirements and financial information obtained from UM financial systems. In addition, the incumbent should be proficient at processing transactions within all UM platforms (such as U-Approve, UMDW, GrizMart, and Banner).

Required Skills
  • Knowledge of budget management practices and accounting principles
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skill in simple Excel formulas and calculations and experience using Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and to work on projects independently
Minimum Required Experience
  • High School diploma and two (2) years’ experience or any combination of education and experience that would provide the competencies required to successfully discharge the essential duties assigned to this position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in business or a related field, as well as at least two (2) years of directly related work experience; or any combination of education and experience that would provide the competencies required to successfully discharge the essential duties assigned to this position.
About the Office of the Provost and UM

The University of Montana capitalizes on its unique strengths to create knowledge, provide an active learning environment for students, and offer programs and services responsive to the needs of Montanans. The University delivers education and training on its four campuses and through telecommunications to sites inside and outside of Montana. With public expectations on the rise, the University asks its students, faculty and staff to do and accomplish even more than they have in the past. The University has a commitment to education defined in the broadest sense as personal development and citizen preparation, workforce development and training, graduate education and research, service learning, and community building on and off the campuses. The University enhances its programs through continuous quality review for improvement and remains fully accountable to the citizenry through annual audits and performance evaluations.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title: Budget Analyst II

Position Number: 006820

Department: Office of the Provost

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year

Salary: $18.876/hrCurrent employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and will minimally be this posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department .

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

*Please note, only five (5) attachments allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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