Financial Analyst, Office of Budget and Finance

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Financial Analyst, Office of Budget and Finance  Requisition # 18000001N1 

Pay Grade 40.  The expected annual compensation for this position will be $45,000 - $49,000 and will be commensurate with experience.

This position serves in a lead support role to the Office of Budget and Finance.  The Financial Analyst will specialize in the preparation of campus salary budgets, salary reconciliations and adjustments, operating budgets, revenue and expense projections, year-end close reports, and other specialized financial reports and analyses; provides direction and counsel to campus personnel to assist them in understanding financial reports and data, in controlling their costs and budgets, and in fulfilling budgetary requirements while ensuring compliance within fiscal policies; assists in reconciling budgeted and actual revenues and expenditures for the university; provides support in development, implementation, and management of operational budgets; and performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Through this work, the Financial Analyst will assist in aligning resources in support of the mission and vision of the Budget and Finance Office.  This Financial Analyst role will also serve as a financial support expert for the division of Academic Affairs. Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as main contact for the campus salary budget and prepare all needed reconciliation adjustments required by university budget policy while adhering to the appropriate timelines.
  • Prepare a variety of routine and standardized financial reporting, specifically pertaining to Academic Affairs, on a timely basis as requested and/or monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.  Reporting will include, but not limited to, an array of breakdowns and analysis of revenues, expenses, budgeted and actual amounts, and variances to include E&G funds, auxiliary funds, restricted funds, F&A funds, renewal and replacement funds, specialized fees and various other financial indicators.
  • Lead preparer in data collections and entry of the mandatory WUTC Audit. This is a 3-month project which consists of preparing financial statements, communicating and actively working with an independent audit firm before submitting to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Review journal vouchers, transfer vouchers and budget revisions as needed. Assist central administration and departments with various accounts, including creation of new accounts, deleting old accounts and fund center maintenance.
  • Prepare needed budget revisions and journal vouchers.
  • Reconcile fund balance account for receivables within Financial Aid funds, Parking, Computer Loans and other payroll deductions.
  • Answer a large amount of incoming requests or queries to the Office of Budget and Finance; requiring advising and accurately communicating solutions regarding university fiscal policy. 
  • Serve in a capacity to assist in regular impromptu projects uniquely requiring both financial expertise and forecasting abilities.  


Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis in Accounting or Finance. Master's degree or some master's coursework preferred. Five+ years of work related experience in an accounting or financial management setting preferred OR 1+ years of fund accounting experience. Must have the ability to perform in an office setting is required. Knowledge of accounting concepts is required; knowledge of finance concepts required; analytic skills required; knowledge and prior experience as a user in a large Enterprise Resource Planning system. Knowledge of university resources preferred. Ability to multi-task while remaining detail oriented; strong organizational skills required; ability to provide excellent customer service. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Applications must be sent electronically to:

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.




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Posted: 11/5/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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