Financial Analyst

Mar 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Financial Analyst

Humboldt State University

(Job #17-18) Administrative Analyst/Specialist I Exempt, Financial Analyst - Operating Budget & Projects, $4,693-7,617/ month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a temporary, exempt, full-time, benefitted position in Facilities Management. Anticipated starting date is in late Spring 2017.

Under oversight of the Business Services Manager and in collaboration with the Department's management team and colleagues across the campus, the incumbent is responsible for financial planning services, budget analysis and reporting, accounting and accounts management including cost recovery for all units within and projects managed by Facilities Management.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving financial planning, budget, account management, analysis and evaluation leading to the development or improvement of financial and budget related administrative reporting, policies, procedures, practices or programs. Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible administrative work in support of a highly complex organization. Highly developed accounting and analytical skills.

  • Prepares and develops the department's financial plan including detail specific for each unit and construction projects including annual department financial management principles and guidelines.
  • Prepares in-depth financial analysis reports including projections and recommendations to assist with short term and long range planning efforts and efficiency initiatives.
  • Utilizes financial reporting system to create reports and obtain in-depth information as required for customized reports so as to support the Department and projects.
  • Tracks funding encumbrance requirements and reversion dates of allocations; advises and recommends action regarding such.
  • Tracks and monitors utilization of all sources of funding within the Department's scope of authority. To include tracking, documentation and reporting requirements for the University, Chancellor's Office and other regulatory agencies.
  • Reviews and reconciles budgets monthly including coordination with management team and other departments as required to resolve issues appropriately.
  • Prepares, distributes and reviews budget analysis reports including revenues, expenditures, encumbrances and future known expenditures for all projects.
  • Prepares cash flow analysis for operating and trust fund budgets and projects.
  • Proposes new and innovative budget policies and procedures as needed to facilitate improved fiscal organization, monitoring and transparency.
  • Oversees accounts payable and accounts receivable functions including cost recovery accounting and billing tasks to ensure full recovery of eligible funds.
  • Resolves discrepancies associated with budgets, allocations, expenditures, cost recovery billing and reimbursements as required to ensure compliance requirements.
  • Continuously audits and analyzes financial records as required to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Maintains and coordinates recordkeeping to ensure accounts and records are maintained in compliance with all requirements.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply expertise to a complex organization including its financial, budget, account management and administrative functions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in and advanced knowledge of principles, problems and methods of public administration and fiscal management.
  • Ability to independently research, interpret, develop, communicate and implement regulations, codes, policies, procedures, guidelines and precedents regarding financial, budget and account management and make decisions on such.
  • Ability to analyze data from a various sources and generate reports including skill in identifying, investigating and analyzing issues impacting fiscal operations.
  • Ability to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions.
  • Ability to discern what should be confidential and maintain confidentiality in handling various aspects of budgets, financial documents, salaries and other sensitive information.
  • Ability to recognize and accommodate changing priorities, as communicated by a supervisor, in order to meet short and long term deadlines/goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with a wide variety of individuals including diverse populations.
  • Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts into all aspects of the performance of job duties.

    Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management or a related-field. Previous work experience in a University or institutional setting.

    Application Procedure: Please note that our application process has changed! We now require application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:

  • Letter of Interest;
  • HSU Employment Application
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

    Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

    Please include your last name and the job # (17-18) in the subject line of the email.

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Friday, March 24, 2017.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Human Resources
    Siemens Hall - Room 211
    Arcata, CA 95521-8299
    (707) 826-3626
    Fax: (707) 826-3625

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

    Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

    Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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