Senior Budget Analyst for Research & Innovation

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Senior Budget Analyst for Research & Innovation

Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

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Posting Date:

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:

Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
The Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation oversees three clusters: (1) Entrepreneurship and Economic Development; (2) Research Administration and Institutional Compliance; and (3) Strategic Alliances and Industry Partnerships. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Senior Budget Analyst for Research and Innovation is responsible for analyzing, short and long-term planning, monitoring, and reporting on specific Research and Innovation budgets. This position also prepares materials for internal budget meetings and works with administration to recommend and formulate policy and procedures related to budget process. Trains non-fiscal staff on budget issues and assists with budget reporting and issues.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Bachelor's degree in business or public administration or a related field
-Significant (5-7 years) progressively responsible experience developing, projecting, analyzing and monitoring budgets of large institutions
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Other Considerations:
-Master's degree in business or public administration preferred
-Experience in a public institution of higher education preferred
-Working knowledge of the PeopleSoft Financial modules
-Knowledge of budget preparation procedures
-Knowledge of basic budgeting and accounting principles
-Knowledge of common business software applications (MS Office)
-Experience with and understanding of complex fund accounting/reporting computer systems
-Advanced accounting and budgeting skills related to budget development, projections, monitoring and analysis
-Ability to understand the administrative divisions and departments of an institution of higher education
-Ability to develop internal and external financial reports
-Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively with all members of the university community
-Ability to develop budget policies and procedures
-Knowledge of federal cost share accounting principles

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin August 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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