Budget & Policy Analyst

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About Us

The University System of Georgia (USG) is comprised of 26 higher education institutions as well as the University System Office (USO). Within the USO, our administrative operations are primarily housed in the Trinity Washington Building located in downtown Atlanta. Our Information Technology Services (ITS) division is located in Athens. The University System of Georgia Shared Services Center (SSC) is located in Sandersville. The Georgia Public Library System is located in Atlanta. The Georgia Archives is located in Morrow. The State of Georgia Records Center is located in Austell.

Job Summary

The Office of Fiscal Affairs is now accepting applications for a Budget and Policy Analyst. This is a professional level position that performs data and policy analysis for budgetary and financial matters. This position supports the primary goals of the USG Budget Office by:

  1. Providing timely, accurate, and actionable information to decision-makers;
  2. Providing professional guidance and support to budget offices and budget managers across the USG; and
  3. Providing oversight to ensure compliance with policy and procedure.

This position reports directly to the Executive Budget Director.

Job Summary

The primary duties of this position are focused on the budget process of the 26 institutions of the University System of Georgia:

  • Assists in the University System of Georgia's annual budget development process¿ reviews annual institutional budget submissions¿ reviews quarterly institutional budget amendments¿ reviews and analyzes quarterly expenditure submissions.
  • Submits amendment and allotment information to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. 
  • Reviews annual institution submissions, such as requests for mandatory fees¿ revenue projections, tuition requests, elective fees, and auxiliary business plans.
  • Monitors and researches institutional budgets through various reporting mechanisms, including use of PeopleSoft Financial queries and reports.
  • Assists in the preparation of fiscal policies and procedures¿ reviews and makes state approves changes to the Business Procedures Manual.
  • Provides requested data or analyses to USG institutions, legislators, and other interested parties.
  • Researches, reviews, analyzes, interprets and reports a variety of data and information; develops a variety of regular and special reports.
  • Hosts regularly scheduled update meetings with USG institutional staff.
  • Provides guidance and support to institutional budget managers.
  • Presents on Budget Office items to external groups as needed.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

This position may also perform duties related to day-to-day budget management of the University System Office, including:

  • Provides professional budget and planning services to USO budget managers; creates strategies to link resource planning and programmatic outcomes. 
  • Monitors and tracks departmental budgets; processes budget journals for amendments and adjustments throughout the fiscal year; corrects failed budget errors in PeopleSoft Financials; approves transactions (e.g. requisitions, travel, payment requests) for specific areas identified.
  • Develops financial projections and models.
  • Creates budget reports for department managers.
  • Supports position management: monitors and tracks personnel budget, identifies problems, initiates corrective action and follow-up in OneUSG Connect. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required with a minimum of three years related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in fiscal or business operations within an institution of the University System of Georgia.
  • Master's degree required with over three years of related program management experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience using PeopleSoft Financials within an institution of higher education

Required Documents to Attach

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules and regulations impacting higher education.
  • Knowledge of Board of Regents policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of best practices in higher education management.
  • Knowledge of computers and financial software programs.
  • Skill in written communication to executive and subject matter experts.
  • Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work closely with members of a team.
  • Ability to respond diplomatically to sensitive and critical issues.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task.

Apply before January 25, 2021 for optimal consideration.




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Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience