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Budget and Financial Analyst

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring a Budget and Financial Analyst to support the Budget Office. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Job Summary:

The Budget and Financial Analyst supports the Chief Business Officer at the Prescott Campus in the daily operation of the budget office and with finance and budget functions. Responsible for essential functions within the Prescott budget office including position management and salary savings tracking; coordinate various budget projects throughout the year; ongoing communication and consulting on financial issues with Prescott faculty and staff at all levels within the University; training to assist budget mangers understand fiscal responsibility and use of information systems; regular and ad hoc report generation and analysis; budget preparation and analysis; regular review and processing of budget requests; develop periodic management reports; assist with development of business cases; provide budget forecasts and closing reports; prepare revenue and expense forecasts for annual budgets and quarterly budget status reports showing variances; analyze financial data and develop financial forecasts, plans, processes, recommendations for use by campus governance to aid in decision-making.

This position has the possibility of being remote for candidates who have prior experience performing work in a flexible, remote capacity.

Job Duties:
  • Responsible for day to day budget office duties including processing appropriate budget transfers, monthly tracking of Prescott campus department operating expense budget to actual, training and assisting budget managers with budget issues, use professional judgement to develop solutions and recommendations as appropriate.

  • Responsible for various monthly, quarterly and annual budget projects including, but not limited to, Sponsored Projects year-end rollover effort, coordinate annual revenue and expense budget, analyze groups of accounts for future year budget estimate. Enter revenue and expense budgets into Oracle Financials system, verify accuracy of budget and adherence to University and Campus allocations.

  • Prepare revenue and expense forecasts for annual budgets and monthly budget status reports showing variances with explanations for use by campus governance, as well as quarterly, annual and other periodic financial reports requested by executive management.

  • Responsible for position management tracking for Prescott campus departments. Maintain employee rosters and complete periodic audits to ensure the budget for approved, funded positions and HR reports are in balance. Update salary budgets for various personnel changes and work with departments to determine funding sources.

  • Track capital campus pools and maintain capital fund budget data records for all capital expenditures and fund balances.

  • Provide support and pertinent input to the Chief Business Officer on general issues related to campus operations, development and growth. Meet quarterly with CBO and Chancellor regarding budget issues and statuses.

  • Other job duties as assigned.

ERAU benefits include:
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BCBS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Associates degree required if no Bachelor's degree

  • Area of study: Accounting, Finance, Business or related field.

  • Minimum of three to five years of work related experience

  • Must possess strong communication and customer service skills

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel - pivot tables, v-look up's, formulas, etc.

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