We are seeking a Budget Analyst who will provide direct financial support to the EBO of the Dean's Office division. The Budget Analyst will be responsible for the development and analyzing of budgets over their complete life cycle, making independent decisions on financial allocations, advising management, and working as part of the department's financial team.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for budget development, e.g., unrestricted funds, sponsored funds, revenue and gift accounts, using appropriate cost rates for indirect and benefit costs, including all anticipated cost projections, and ensuring consistency with budgeted dollars.
Review and analyze proposed budget plans to confirm thorough and appropriate content and consistency with fiscal requirements, recommend alternatives as needed to ensure project results.
Submit final budgets for approval.
Monitor expenditures, perform budget reconciliations, and make projections based on detailed analysis of fiscal performance and related financial assumptions.
Consolidate budgets into operating and capital budget summaries and statements.
Interpret policy and procedure for department/unit based on understanding of university policies.
Develop comprehensive reports for department/unit administration, faculty, and federal and sponsoring agencies.
Identify over-expenditures and directly communicate as required with affected faculty and/or staff. Advise and assist with resolving funding shortfalls/budget variances by recommending appropriate course of action.
Develop payment schedules and monitor receipt of payments from external and internal entities.
Proactively advise faculty and appropriate administrative staff on status and availability of funds.
Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate, and format data and/or reports.
Keep abreast of laws and regulations that impact up-to-date compliance.
Process on-line payment requests, travel, other reimbursements, vendor account setup, pcards, and shopping carts.
Generate and develop SAP financial reports for budget and financial review.
Assist with questions regarding transactional policies and procedures.
Ensure transactions for accuracy, completion, and maintenance of supporting documentation.
Keep abreast of university accounting system and policies to ensure up-to-date compliance.
Prepare Independent Contractor paperwork.
Prepare cost transfers, journal entries, reconciliations, and other reporting requests as needed.
Provide support within the finance team, as needed, during times of increased workloads or in the absence of others.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to verify transactions which require strong analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to exercise discretion and judgment.
Experience working with various software applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) is required.
Knowledge of University financial policies, practices and procedures, and SAP experience is helpful.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad cross-section of clients.
Must be collaborative with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Must be able to set and manage multiple priorities and respond quickly to changing needs and goals.
Ability to work for extended periods of time without direction, prioritize own work, and work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously to meet various concurrent deadlines.
Ability to exercise administrative judgment and discretion and assume responsibility for consequences and results of actions.
Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and administration within the University as well as external contacts.
Exercise mature judgment, sensitivity, and diplomacy when dealing with all internal and external constituents.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Work constructively as part of a team.
Must have good customer service skills, be highly organized and proactive in resolving complex issues.
Willing to work with internal and external contacts to coordinate and distribute information necessary to complete tasks involving multiple departments, staff members, and locations.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field.
One year of related progressively responsible experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Three years of related administration and finance experience.
Financial and business analysis experience.
Knowledge of University financial policies, practices and procedures, and SAP.
Classified Title: Budget Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Starting Salary Range: Min $23.43 - Max $41.02 HRLY ($60,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5 hrs/wk, M-F Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Engineering Business Office Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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