Budget Analyst II
Number of Vacancies
04 - Fine & Performing Arts
H0401-Deans Off Fine, Perf & Comm Arts
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Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Review and authorize large dollar volume expenditures and revenue
collection to ensure budgetary appropriateness and fund
availability. Monitor and control expenditures to ensure
transactions are in compliance with policies and procedures. Review
Financial Management System (FMS/BAR) for account balances; Human
Resource System (HRS) for personnel items; account files for grant
budgets and agency guidelines.
Prepare annual budget requests. Assist and participate in
University General Fund Budget submission. Forecast expenditures
and revenues to project funding requirements needed for efficient
allocation of resources. Perform variance analysis to identify
inefficiencies with regard to spending and collection practices.
Analyze monthly accounting reports and project expenses and budget
Oversee and participate in maintenance of position roster.
Initiate, authorize and monitor budget transfers. Review and grant
budgeting approval of personnel actions; determine availability of
budget funds necessary to maintain position and budget control.
Conduct deficit monitoring and clearance of general fund,
designated, auxiliary and indirect cost funds; review and interpret
Compile statistical data and prepare detailed computerized
financial reports and analysis necessary for budgeting and planning
needs. Maintain financial records and internal computerized
databases in order to generate a variety of adhoc budget reports
and tracking mechanisms.
Serve as resource person and liaison to departmental
administrators, principal investigators, outside vendors and other
officials to explain budget management procedures, the Financial
Accounting System (FAS), granting agency guidelines, and University
policies and procedures. Review budgetary forms and documents to
ensure adherence to established budgeting procedures and
requirements as well as granting agency guidelines and
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.
Oversee and participate in special projects which involve
generating management information reports and interfacing with
various internal and external administrative offices and
Perform related work as assigned.
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
Reasonable knowledge of accounting, finance or budgeting principles
Strong analytic and problem solving skills.
Strong statistical background.
Reasonable practical work experience with computer applications,
computerized accounting systems and spreadsheet design.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Excellent oral and/or written communication skills.
Ability to prepare varied financial statements, reports and
Reasonable knowledge of University policies and procedures.
Some knowledge and experience of the University?s Financial
Management System (FMS/BAR), Human Resource System (HRS) and Focus
and/or Access programming language.
Some knowledge or experience with interpreting and application of
granting agency guidelines.
Ability to prepare standard financial statements, reports and
Typically, incumbents have held positions such as Budget Analyst I,
Accounting Specialist, Accounting Assistant, Sr., etc.
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management
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)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
None (New Posting)
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
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.
Salary (Hire Max)
Is Position Bump Ineligible?
(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.