Senior Budget Analyst

Sep 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Finance Division, functioning as one multidimensional team, is responsible for the overall integrity of the university's fiscal activities. It provides service excellence in all support and business operations to enhance the ability of the university to fulfill its vision of becoming one of the preeminent research universities in the nation and the world.The Finance Division provides timely and accurate financial information to key stakeholders while protecting university assets, both real and intangible, and ensuring university compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws from a financial and fiduciary vantage point.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Financial Management - Schools, this position performs financial analysis, analytical review of forecasts and budgets, provides guidance and project assistance, as well as leads Financial Management projects as assigned. This position prepares summary level management and Board reports and analyses for the 10 Schools/Colleges.

Schools Financial Analysis: Reviews, analyzes and performs duties required to monitor complex budget and forecast activities for assigned schools. Monitors and analyzes School financial results, trends, funding, reserves, tuition models, etc. to ensure accurate and timely budgeting and forecasting. Perform detailed assessments of actual performance and prepare reporting and analysis to identify and explain variances. Participates in school financial analysis projects, including review of five year plans, reserve roll-forwards, support & investment analysis and related crosswalks, forecast assumptions, tuition and transfers.

FD Support and Communication: Drafts and disseminates templates and written guidance to Finance Directors (FD) regarding development of annual budget, quarterly forecasting materials, and related budget initiatives. Collaborates with the School FD and provides guidance, strategic financial analysis, and support in preparation or periodic reports, variance analysis and special projects as assigned. Provides assistance to school FD in developing strategic plans and activities that will help the School attain its financial goals and meet its objectives.

Internal Deliverable: Performs a role in the preparation of summary level management and Board reports. Prepares work plans and monitors/reports on progress toward deliverable(s). Collaborates with University Budget Office (UBO) and various other departments/individuals in compiling board reports and other joint deliverables. Participate in compiling data needed to complete ongoing and ad-hoc projects. Recommends methods to help streamline and improve budget and forecast processes for increased efficiency.
Strategic/Process Improvement: Participate in special projects as assigned in focus areas of strategic process improvement. Participate in developing benchmark and metrics criteria for improving financial results and forecasting accuracy.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience including advanced financial reporting skills to include designing financial reports within a data-warehouse environment.
• Experience with enterprise applications such as Oracle and Banner.
• Advanced Excel and Database skills, including experience with financial modeling.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to present data, reports and analyses in an effective manner to a variety of audiences.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Financial Management Family Finance and Business Sub-Family Budget Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: 8:30am - 5:30pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006659 Job Open Date: 09/11/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
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  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Are you currently employed with The George Washington University?
    • No
    • Yes
  3. * What is your salary range expectation?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume
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