Budget Analyst 2 (UCP 7), Office of Budget and Planning

Location
Storrs, CT
Posted
Feb 24, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Budget Analyst 2 (UCP 7), Office of Budget and Planning
Job ID: 2017402
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

THE UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut is the state's flagship institution of higher education. In addition to the main campus in Storrs, UConn has a Law School in Hartford, a Health Center Campus which includes the Medical and Dental Schools, and four regional campuses in Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and Avery Point. The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 20 public universities in the U.S.

UConn has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and over 30,000 students, which include more than 23,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate/professional students. UConn's retention rate is among the best for public universities in the nation, with 92 percent of students returning for their sophomore year. The University has approximately 242,000 alumni worldwide, 132,000 of whom live in Connecticut. UConn's total budget for 2017 is $2.3 billion, and the current value of its endowment is approximately $383 million. The University receives over $216 million in research awards and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

THE POSITION:

University of Connecticut's Office of Budget and Planning is seeking applications for the position of Budget Analyst 2 (UCP 7). Under the general supervision of the Director of Business and Analytics, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the preparation of the University's annual budget; establishing proper budget controls; maintaining, generating and analyzing financial data; and financial planning for university decision making.

Serving as a liaison between the Office of Budget and Planning and other University units, the Budget Analyst will provide guidance and oversight of departmental financial management activities. The Budget Analyst will work independently and as part of a team while providing financial data analysis, modeling, forecasting, and resource allocation.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Serve as liaison between the Office of Budget and Planning and Units across the University:
  • Provide guidance and oversight of assigned departmental financial management activities.
  • Ensure that financial managers have access to financial information that is accurate, complete, consistent, relevant, timely and comprehensible.
  • Assist in preparing documents, providing analysis, and properly executing the annual budget process.
  • Answer inquiries concerning revisions to existing or new financial/budget developments and recommend modifications as necessary.
  • Assist financial managers and decision makers in planning and evaluation; identify opportunities for reducing costs and improving performance.

2. Perform financial modeling and forecasting:
  • Work collaboratively to understand business requirements, conceptualize, develop and execute financial models in support of strategic programs and initiatives.
  • Aggregate information from a variety of sources for use in analyzing future plans and forecasts.
  • Summarize findings regarding financial plans, operating forecasts and/or similar complex financial matters.

3. Act as strategic resource:
  • Effectively translate financial and analytical concepts to a wide variety of audiences, including developing budget training materials.
  • Anticipate, identify, and raise potential financial opportunities, issues, risks, ideas, and solutions.
  • Keep abreast of developments and trends which may require new studies or modification of current projects or practices.
  • Represent the University at meetings or conferences; serve on various University committees as needed or required.
  • Establish procedures and meet critical deadlines for collecting and updating required information in order to complete projects in a timely and accurate manner.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Bachelor's degree in business, economics, accounting, or related area, or equivalent experience and training.
  2. Three years' experience in budgeting, accounting, data analysis, or related area.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain complex materials to various constituencies across the University.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with sensitive information in a professional manner.
  5. Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  6. Ability to work independently exercising sound judgment in resolving issues.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Master's degree in business, economics, accounting or related area.
  2. Strong computer skills including the ability to design and write query programs for budgetary purposes.
  3. Experience with systems and Web based query tool, specifically budget/financial/HRIS experience is a plus.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time position. The University offers outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.

To Apply

Please apply online at UConn Careers at www.jobs.uconn.edu (Search # 2017402) to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017402)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 22, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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