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Senior Budget Analyst

Company: Georgian Court University
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Senior Budget Analyst will provide analytical support related to the development of the University's multi-year financial plan, operating and capital budgets and assessments of financial operations. This position requires specific capabilities and experience in working with enterprise financial reporting systems. Of equal importance is the ability to support University-wide analysis efforts such as a cost allocation Financial Review Model and planned budgeting, reporting and position control enhancements using Business Intelligence financial reporting tools.

Essential Functions: List the primary on-going responsibilities that are necessary to accomplish the purpose of the job.

  • Provide financial forecasting, budget planning, expense management, variance analysis, and data analytics to support the academic and business objectives of the University.
  • Provide necessary support for development and monitoring of departmental operating and capital budgets, proforma statements and position control.
  • Maintain budget information within the University's budget system, BudgetPak, and reconcile with, import to, and export from the University's Great Plains accounting system.
  • Produce necessary reports for analysis.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with Finance/Controller's Office, Information Technology, and external vendors.
  • Manage production and reporting related to the Financial Review Model.
  • Perform various financial analyses (historical and pro-forma) based on issues as they arise.
  • Support development of new analytic tools such as periodic reporting on budget variances for senior management and departmental managers, other business intelligence (BI) initiatives, and development of necessary ad hoc queries and reports to support special financial analysis needs.
  • Support collective efforts of the Finance and Administration team in the preparation of numerous reports, presentations and special analyses prepared by the group for the use of senior managers and the Board of Trustees.
  • Participate in new system development and implementation as needed.
  • Ability to work remotely.

Qualifications: Describe experience, education, skills and certifications/licenses and related course work typically required or expected to perform essential job functions.

  • Possess strong analytical skills using spreadsheets, data base management and advanced data analysis tools; ability to conduct and interpret statistical analysis.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, perform complex tasks and problem solve from multiple perspectives to find optimal solutions and to understand the impact on other areas.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, to allow for extensive follow-up with various constituencies both within and outside of the University.
  • Skilled in dealing with different levels of employees and senior management.
  • Experienced in developing queries and maintaining supporting databases.
  • Ability to develop financial reports, presentations and analysis that clearly communicate ideas.
  • Work cooperatively in support of efforts across a wide range of University departments.
  • Gather information from multiple sources to compile that information in an organized manner and to develop reports, presentations, and memoranda for use by senior managers for the University.
  • Be a self-starter who can follow through on projects with minimal direction, while ensuring that Associate VP and/or the VP of Finance and Administration are fully informed of essential information and developments,
  • Respond to the financial management needs of departmental managers by providing advice, direction and direct support when needed.
  • Possess the capacity to assess current operating processes and procedures looking for improvements and efficiencies.
  • Participate on teams and complete tasks/projects that require cooperation and assistance from other departments.

Education/Training and Experience Required

  • Requires bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field. Preferred: MBA/CPA
  • 7 - 10 years of experience in budgeting, forecasting and data analytics. Preferred: Experience within Higher Education.
  • Must be well versed with all Microsoft Office products with advanced spreadsheet database and presentation development capabilities, especially proficient in advanced Excel skills.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

  • Walking, sitting, lifting reports, ability to use computer for extended periods of time
  • Overtime and weekend work required to meet deadlines for special projects and work peak periods.

Must be US work authorized

Keywords: Georgian Court University, Lakewood , Senior Budget Analyst, Other , Lakewood, New Jersey

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