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Budget Analyst II, College of Humanities and Sciences

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 27, 2022

Application instructions are located at the bottom of the page. Please apply directly through the University of Montana's career portal UM Jobs at for positions at the University of Montana – Missoula, University of Montana Western (Dillon), and Helena College. Do not apply through or use easy apply through * .

The College of Humanities and Sciences invites applications for two (2) Budget Analyst IIs to join their team on campus. The person assigned to this position is responsible for planning, budgeting, forecasting, accounting, and fiscal management of assigned department operating budgets for the College of Humanities and Sciences, meeting all fiscal deadlines. This position is expected to provide an accurate financial picture for management to use for reporting, planning, and decision making.

The person in this position is responsible for, but not limited to:
  • Accurate completion of personnel forms, either in U-Approve or in paper format if the form is not available in U-Approve or EPaf and processing of payroll via GTO or the monthly payroll roster
  • ProCard re-distributions are to be completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Procurement transactions are to be entered in GrizMart and submitted or assigned to staff member responsible for the budget the transaction is being expensed to
  • Approval of GrizMart transactions for carts assigned from requesting purchasers who do not have Banner purchasing permissions for department operating budgets
  • Assist in completing accurate Request and Authorization to Travel forms and Travel Expense Reports for travelers
  • Entering accurately completed travel forms in GrizMart and submitting the form or assigning to the staff member responsible for the budget the transaction should be expensed to
  • Generates, tracks, and authorizes payment of Contracted Services agreements and coordinates the process with the University procurement department via GrizMart
Within six months of training the individual in this position should have a thorough understanding of the University of Montana financial systems and be able to make financial decisions based upon knowledge of funding requirements and financial information obtained from University of Montana financial systems. In addition, the employee in this position should be proficient at processing transactions within all University platforms such as U-Approve, GrizMart, and ePaf.

Required Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional budget management practices and accounting principles
  • Experience applying professional budget management practices and procedures and accounting principles
  • Demonstrated written communication skills including, grammar, composition, and the ability to edit
  • Demonstrated skill in use of personal computers and relevant software such as Word, Excel, Microsoft Office, and Access
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated organizational, time­ management, and multi-tasking skills and ability to meet deadlines in a busy environment with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to work projects independently
Minimum Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field and five years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of The University of Montana financial systems such as UMDW and Banner
About the College of Humanities and Sciences and UM

The mission of the College of Humanities and Sciences is to pursue academic excellence by providing unique educational experiences through integration of the liberal arts, graduate study, and professional training with international and interdisciplinary emphases.

As the intellectual core of the University of Montana, we fulfill the central purpose for which the University was chartered in 1893 by providing a liberal education and integrated knowledge of the humanities and the sciences. In doing so, we promote:
  • the transformative power of education, in which knowledge and understanding is created through active learning, research and creative scholarship;
  • intellectual and human diversity, so that respect for different points of view is encouraged and students, faculty, and staff realize their full potential;
  • global perspective and engagement;
  • a safe and respectful learning and workplace environment; and
  • a sustainable future for our local, state, and global communities
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: 043450, 069120

Department: College of Humanities and Sciences

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/hr

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

The Priority Deadline has passed however, this position is still accepting applications and will be Open Until Filled.

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online.

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

Application instructions are located at the bottom of the page. Please apply directly through the University of Montana's career portal UM Jobs at for positions at the University of Montana – Missoula, University of Montana Western (Dillon), and Helena College. Do not apply through or use easy apply through * .

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

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