Budget Analyst

Location
Selinsgrove
Posted
Mar 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Budget Analyst
Susquehanna University


About Susquehanna
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.

Position Summary
The Budget Analyst is responsible for a wide variety of financial reporting and compliance functions. This position plays a key role in preparing and monitoring the university's operating and capital budgets. The Budget Analyst also assists with a wide variety of financial modeling and forecasting. This position supervises the Staff Accountant, works closely with other offices on campus and reports to the Director of Finance.
Specific Responsibilities
• Performs complex financial and budgetary projections and analyses of actual activity, including peer benchmarking and comparisons, to facilitate decision making and planning.
• Provides budget management assistance to academic departments; identifies variances and recommends actions to resolve.
• Participates in the preparation of quarterly board meeting materials; includes the preparation of various financial reports and presentations.
• Works closely with the Director of Finance to develop and monitor the annual operating budget and multi-year financial plan.
• Participates in the preparation of year-end financial statements and work papers.
• Maintains the fixed asset database, including performing physical inventories and asset tagging; calculates and projects depreciation.
• Collaborates with the senior leadership team in preparing and monitoring the university's capital budget.
• Assists with monitoring the university's debt covenants; performs debt capacity analyses; maintains compliance with tax-exempt borrowing regulations; ensures timely payments.
• Assists with the preparation of the annual Form 990 and 990-T.
• Maintains a commitment to service excellence in all interactions on behalf of the university.

Required Qualifications
Education
Bachelor's degree in accounting, or business with an emphasis in accounting, is required.

Experience
Two years of relevant accounting or budgeting experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write clear, concise letters and emails. Ability to handle confidential information in a professional and ethical manner. Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments, with excellent time management skills to meet multiple concurrent deadlines. Ability to interpret and analyze data and independently identify and solve problems using sound judgment. Must possess excellent mathematical and computational skills. Must embrace challenges and possess initiative to tackle new assignments with attention to continuous improvement. Ability to work as part of a team within an environment of accountability and transparency. Ability to become proficient with new software and technology tools. Must be able to attend professional conferences.

Physical Demand
Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Operates a computer, scanner, adding machine, copier, fax machine and printer. Must be able to appropriately communicate with faculty, staff, students, board members, auditors, and vendors. Position requires the ability to occasionally life up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience
Experience in higher education or other non-profit setting is strongly preferred.

For full application instructions and position description, visit https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/1471

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