Budget Analyst

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Budget Analyst

Amherst, MA
Open Date:
Jul 12, 2019

Amherst College invites applications for the Budget Analyst position. The Budget Analyst is a full time, year-round position, job group and level PT-3. This is a three-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Under the supervision of the Director of Financial Planning and in collaboration with the Senior Budget & Treasury Analyst, the Budget Analyst executes essential processes, including the annual operating and capital budget processes, salary and fringe benefit budgets, and aspects of the month-end and year-end closes. In addition, the Budget Analyst serves as the budget office’s first point of contact for campus partners.

Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Financial Analysis - Research, analyze, and investigate budget issues, assist in the monthly and quarterly year-to-date reviews and year-end projections, advise and assist with resolving budget variances by recommending the appropriate course of action, assist in developing and monitoring the fringe benefits budget and the staff salary budget
  • Annual Operating & Capital Budget Processes - Assist with the development of the schedule and materials for the preparation of the budget, advise and assist department heads in preparing budget requests, review budget submissions for accuracy and clarity, adjust budget materials to reflect decision making, load, reconcile, and communicate the approved budgets

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline preferred
  • 1 - 3 years of related experience
  • Financial and accounting acumen
  • Strong problem solving, time management, organizational, and attention to detail skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products particularly Excel
  • Commitment to or experience working with a diverse community

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!




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Posted: 7/15/2019
Application Due: 10/13/2019
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