Budget/Accounting Analyst

Nashville, Davidson County
Jul 22, 2014
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Job Description:

Coordinate, monitor, analyze, and assist in the preparation of the departmental budget; conduct complex financial and budget analysis to assess and enhance financial and related operational methods and activities; prepare financial and cost accounting reports.

Basic Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or similar field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  • Analyze and prepare budgetary data for department budget, including rate projections and personnel salary/wage data.
    • maintaining confidentiality of data
    • using applicable Financial Management budget guidelines
  • Research, analyze, prepare, and reconcile data for department budget; identify and research variances; create unique and often complex reports; make projections and recommendations; develop cost comparisons with previous budgets.
    • Using applicable Financial Management budget guidelines
    • Using generally accepted accounting principles
  • Design, develop, and implement financial/budget reporting systems, including financial forecasting; prepare regular and special accounting and financial reports for department needs.
    • Using a broad knowledge of Vanderbilt systems, accounting practices and organizational business units
    • Using creative problem solving skills
  • Perform internal budget auditing function for department; recommend procedural changes; review data periodically to analyze trends affecting budget/accounting needs.
    • Using generally accepted accounting principles
    • By maintaining regular communication with intra-departmental administrative teams to promote consistency in accounting practices
  • Advise supervisor regarding budgetary matters; resolve routine budget issues concerning personnel, utilization of facilities, equipment, and funds; supervise clerical staff as required.
    • Using excellent communication skills
    • Using creative problem solving skills
  • Create and maintain systems for inventory control of equipment; monitor the purchase of material, services, equipment, and utilization of facilities and personnel.
    • Completed accurately and timely
    • Using Vanderbilt equipment inventory guidelines
  • Review the preparation of contracts; write and update internal procedures and controls for outside vendor contracts; supervise support staff in this function.
    • Using excellent written communication skills
    • Using a broad understanding of Vanderbilt's overall contracting procedures
  • Serve as liaison with other departments to provide budget and cost accounting information.
    • Using excellent oral communications skills
    • Promoting consistency in accounting standards and reporting

Preferred Skills:

  • Accounting experience
  • Proficiency with Excel spreadsheets and business objects
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Attention to detail
  • Good analytical/problem solving skills

Basic Qualifications

Job requires Bachelor's and 3 years of experience or the equivalent.

Job Accounting and Finance

Primary Location TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH)

Organization Psychiatry - chairman 104526