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Budget Analyst

Loyola Marymount University
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Budget Manager for Financial Planning and Budget. This role will support the budget, financial planning and reporting of the University.

Position Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support the budget development and conduct research and analysis as needed during the annual budget cycle process.

  • Prepare monthly variance reports for budget vs. actuals and provide financial analysis support on budget reconciliation for variances between budget and actuals. Analyze data and form informed projections based on actual trends and make sound justifications for budget adjustments.

  • Assist with identifying and evaluating data and providing recommendations for budget improvements.

  • Analyze special academic financial data including enrollment data, academic program break-even analysis, contract review process, and various other financial models used by the university.

  • Process budget change requests and prepare GL journal entries. Set up new accounts and create ad-hoc reports or analysis, as needed.

  • Facilitate university processes for Financial Planning and Budgeting (budget reports, budget change requests, work-study analysis, etc.)

  • Quickly become well versed in the university policies and procedures to ensure compliance across the divisions, schools, and colleges.

  • Prepare and conduct university budget and policy training, as well as provide inquiry support for the Workday and Adaptive Insights application.

  • Identify and implement business process improvements.

  • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned or requested.



  • Minimum 3 years of finance or accounting experience in a progressively responsible position which have included accounting (A/P, A/R, General Accounting) and a minimum of two years of budgeting, quantitative analysis, and financial forecasting.

  • Demonstrate strong quantitative, analytical, report writing and financial modeling skills. Skills in writing concise, logical, and grammatically correct correspondence and reports.

  • Ability to utilize multiple technical data sources to produce dashboards and management reports.

  • Demonstrate computer competency and advance knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Power Point. Workday Financials and/or Adaptive Insights experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the areas of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) and variance analysis reporting.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries.

  • The ability to work independently and efficiently and complete tasks in a timely manner.

  • Project management skills involving complex variables and project deadlines.


Required Education:

  • Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance with corresponding professional experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast with regulation and policy changes.


For full consideration, applicants should submit the following items: 1) a current and comprehensive resume and 2) cover letter.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.


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