Budget/Finance Analyst, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
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Oct 21, 2021

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-10
Req: R0025216
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (A&S) seeks applicants for a Budget/Finance Analyst. With an annual budget of $330+ Million, the Budget Analyst will work with all aspects of A&S's budget. The Budget Analyst will report directly to the Senior Director for Financial Planning and Analysis. As a key member of the budget and finance team, this position plays a central role in key strategic budgetary projects, the development of annual and quarterly forecasting, trend analysis, and more, while maintaining the highest level of integrity. The ability to synthesize financial information and provide sound advice to researchers, administrators, faculty, and department managers of A&S will also be essential to be successful in this opportunity. This position will spend approximately 70-85% of the time as a budget analyst and 15-30% of the time supporting department finance and administration managers. The actual split will depend upon the need in the departments for additional support due to department manager vacancies and/or extended absences.

Budget Analyst responsibilities include working closely with members of the Dean's Office, as well as Associate Deans, Department Managers, Department Chairs, and Program/Center Directors throughout The College on a range of budgetary items. The Budget Analyst will provide analytical support for budget projects, preparation of budget and financial reports, as requested, and work closely with other members of the College's Budget and Finance team to prepare annual budget, monthly/quarterly financial review and reports, quarterly forecasting, multi-year budgets, and year-end close. Analyze past, present, and future trends in order to predict future financial performance. The incumbent will be responsible for consistent evaluations of current processes and systems, while recommending appropriate changes to best practices, and work on budget issues, which may include reviewing, researching, and recommending alternative budget strategies. In particular, we are seeking data analytic experience and the ability to apply that knowledge. Finance Analyst responsibilities include learning the skills needed to provide back up support to department managers in the following areas: administrative operations, curriculum planning (CBP), partnering with human resources, assistance with undergraduate and graduate student records, and back-up for fiscal responsibilities.

A bachelor's degree is required as is two years of relevant experience with budgets, strategic planning, and/or data analysis. Must demonstrate knowledge of budgetary procedures and best practices. Ability to synthesize information and provide advice to researchers, administrators, faculty, and business managers is required. Excellent oral and written communication in daily interactions, and proven ability to clearly articulate specific information in area of subject matter expertise is required. Must have the ability to work independently or as part of a team, work with senior leaders to accomplish goals, and ability to lead and train. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and at least Intermediate skills in Excel are required. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of reporting and cloud-based enterprise­ wide budget systems within a higher education environment. Ability to query, run reports, enter databases systems, and/or automate spreadsheet systems is preferred. Excellent communication and collaboration skills are required.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

To apply:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs: search for posting #R0025216 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

***Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF.***

(1) Cover letter (1 page)- addressing your interest in this role, how your experience aligns and has prepared you for this position, ability to take initiative as well as work with diverse stakeholders.

(2) Resume

(3) contact information for three professional references.

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.edu.

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