Budget Analyst II

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Budget Analyst II

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

$3,846 – $5,556 per month

Occupational Category:



Facilities Business Services

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Four years of experience in budget analysis, forecasting, reconciliation and preparation, administration operations or experience in a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Performs complex administrative planning, budgeting, forecasting, accounting, and fiscal management of assigned departmental budgets. Provides an accurate, professional level budget analysis for management to use for reporting, planning and decision-making.

Primary Responsibilities:

Analyzes budgeting and accounting reports. Analyzes department budget from year to year. Analyzes, monitors, and reviews financial data and develops complex financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis. Prepares regular and special budget reports. Gives guidance and assistance to personnel with regards to departmental Fund, Org, and Programs (FOPs). Monitors FOPs for negative balances and works with departmental personnel to correct related problems. Monitors and analyzes salary and wage accounts and completes budget transfers to move unspent salaries to salary savings FOPs. Maintains data and performs evaluations to aid in budget decisions such as formula funding analyses, revenue forecasting, and budget versus actual comparisons. Develops and analyzes various special, quarterly, monthly, and ad hoc reports. Provides accurate, timely entry of budgetary transactions, including Personnel Action Forms and position control changes, to ensure funding is available. Oversees a variety of highly advanced complex special projects. Designs, develops, and evaluates automated reporting solutions to support management decision processes. Interprets and explains university policies and procedures related to department budgets. Researches variances/discrepancies and identifies issues through regular review of statistics, budgets, and financial statements and gives solutions. Utilizes specialized spreadsheets, databases, and financial analysis software to improve understanding and reporting of budget estimates and scenarios. Reviews and enters signature authority, budget adjustments, personnel action forms, and travel. Provides advanced and complex budget forecasting, reporting and in-depth analyses associated with the planning, development, and maintenance of the budget. Responsible for leading budget processes in support of the budget preparation process and budget monitoring during the fiscal year. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Knowledge of, or the ability to learn university policies and procedures. Advanced knowledge of accounting and budget procedures and methods, and the ability to apply them to difficult or complex situations. Position requires skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, database, and word processing software, with accuracy in all phases of work. Organizational skills in managing projects simultaneously while maintaining a satisfactory work product. Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to compile, organize, interpret, and communicate financial data and results in a concise format. Ability to interpret and apply complex directives, policies, regulations, statutes, and procedures and/or written guidelines to a specific functional area. Requires complex reasoning and advanced analysis to solve major work problems having broad/long term implications. Requires critical judgment in decisions affecting the application and interpretation of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding the budget. High level of competency with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, database retrieval and reports. Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems. Complies with all state and federal regulations, and university policies. Ability to explain policies and procedures to staff and the public. Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public. Ability to work with and maintain confidential information. Ability to set priorities and complete assignments on time. Ability to learn office and university-specific software. Ability to work independently and make decisions within the framework of broad goals and objectives.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time



EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/27/2021
Application Due: 6/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time