Budget Analyst II

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Budget Analyst II

Number of Vacancies

04 - Fine & Performing Arts

Primary Department
H0401-Deans Off Fine, Perf & Comm Arts

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

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 estimates.

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 financial, commitments.

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 regulations.

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 departments.

Perform related work as assigned.

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 experience.

Reasonable knowledge of accounting, finance or budgeting principles and practices.

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 analyses.

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 analysis.

Typically, incumbents have held positions such as Budget Analyst I, Accounting Specialist, Accounting Assistant, Sr., etc.

Preferred Qualifications

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

Job Type

Job Category
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?

Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)

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)
(Non-Academic Only)

Hourly Rate
(Non-Academic Only)

Salary Range
(Academic Only)

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.

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