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Budget Analyst III

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Financial Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Budget Analyst III

Number of Vacancies

06 - School of Medicine

Primary Department
H0639-Perinatology Research

Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Compile and provide data for use in the preparation of fiscal projections and related reports. Apply formula and models and provide information for scheduled reports and special projects as requested. May be required to develop and modify models in order to provide current, relevant data and to research standards and measures in order to make recommendations regarding the appropriate use of resources.

Provide assistance to administrators in the interpretation and implementation of budgetary policy and procedures in order to ensure compliance with established University controls. Serve as a liaison to all School, College and Division administrators advising on budgetary matters and reviewing and processing to budget procedures.

Identify and interpret sources of relevant data for use in budget formula calculations and comparisons. May be required to perform in-depth analysis, on a project basis, of unique problems and developments which arise or are assigned during the fiscal year to provide budget recommendations, justifications and projections or a re-examination of existing methodology used for current budget development.

May be required to develop, recommend and modify budget policies and procedures to improve the ability to departments and the University to more efficiently administer the allocation of its finite resources. This could include the analysis of the effect of proposed changes, the preparation of recommendations to appropriate University officials, and the notification to be affected members of the University.

Compile and provide information and data regarding budget and account activities, personnel rosters and budget documents. May monitor and reconcile budgets, accounts and rosters and review related activities for compliance with established policy and procedure.

Provide functional supervision to subordinate clerical and technical personnel. Train in appropriate bookkeeping and accounting principles and methods. Answer questions and resolve problems as needed.

Develop and conduct presentations in support of budgetary analysis and provide recommendations. Attend budget hearings, research and respond to inquiries and develop issue statements. Participate in various special projects that require compiling and analyzing data for report preparation.

Coordinate and participate in the preparation and completion of several annual federal and state surveys (i.e., Heidi, IPEDS, State Operating Budget Requests, etc.); collect and analyze data; prepare spreadsheets, data tables, written reports and graphic presentations as needed; interface with other University departments and outside agencies in submitting data in a timely manner.

Prepare, update and review the Budget Development Planning Package; answer questions, investigate problems and summarize relevant issues. Assist in the preparation of the General Fund Budget Load package; create/revise budget planning mate

Unique Duties

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, accounting, finance or related field or an equivalent combination or education and/or work experience.

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental budgeting techniques and ratio analyses.

Considerable experience in budget and program analysis.

Considerable practical work experience with computer applications, computerized accounting systems, spreadsheets graphic packages and data analysis.

Considerable knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Some knowledge of the University?s Financial Management System (FMS/BAR), Human Resource System (HRS) and FOCUS and/or Access programming language.

Considerable experience in data gathering, data analysis and data presentation.

Excellent oral and/or written communication skills.

Ability to organize and prioritize assigned tasks; to manage multiple deadlines and perform assignments within a fixed timetable.

Typically, incumbents have held lower level Budget Analyst positions.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

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Job Type

Job Category
Academic Administration

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)

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Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Represented Position Message
This position must be filled pursuant to the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, and as such may be filled by a qualified bargaining unit member, should one apply.

Funding/Salary Information

Salary (Minimum)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Hire Max)
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary (Maximum)
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Hourly Rate
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Salary Range
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(Non-Academic, Represented positions only. Select 'No' for Academic. Select N/A if Non-represented.)
**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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