Budget Data Specialist
San Jose State University
San José
hace 4 horas

Budget Data Specialist

Location : San José

Categories : Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Finance / Accounting, Probationary, Full Time

Job Summary

The Budget Data Specialist performs high-level analytical and technical budgetary work required to administer various budget programs and funds for the division.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Budget Planning and Analysis, the incumbent operates independently to provide a broad range of analytical support that involves financial policy development and implementation, financial management, financial planning and analysis, budget allocation, and budget management and reporting.

In addition, the incumbent maintains various databases and performs analytical work that involves metrics relevant to the higher education spectrum.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform quarterly and year-end projections for assigned programs and units
  • Review budget / financial reports to identify, research, and rectify discrepancies
  • Conduct periodic high-level and detailed analyses of division cost factors
  • Gather data and apply appreciable ingenuity and innovation to identify new approaches and solutions to address complex financial and budgetary problems and issues
  • Develop and produce high quality reports and present data with reliable recommendations and conclusions
  • Perform budgetary analysis involving metrics such as FTE / F, FTE / S, Student-Faculty Ratio, assigned time, etc. that assist the division’s financial allocation decisions
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for query development, maintain local databases, and produce reports that supports financial and workforce planning / recruitment decisions
  • Review, analyze, and make recommendations on annual budget plans and requests
  • Implement and maintain current year operating budgets for the division including reviewing and processing budget transfers and journal entries in budget ledgers
  • In support of the mission of the division, analyze anomalies, reserve balances, and determine action to be taken to balance accounts
  • Contribute to the preparation of budgetary reports, including but not limited to annual base submission, division budget plan, business plans, and presentations to stakeholders
  • Monitor and track personnel changes that have impact on the budget and position allocation to the division
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of budgetary principles, including position control, activity based costing, and budgetary alignment
  • Knowledge of the financial structure and procedures of SJSU, including its purpose, functions, and fiscal organization
  • Knowledge of campus systems including CFS, Financial Transaction Systems (FTS), PeopleSoft Query, Finance Data Warehouse
  • Advanced financial analysis skills sufficient to develop budget scenarios that include a variety of inputs
  • Knowledge of campus systems including CFS, Financial Transaction Systems (FTS), PeopleSoft Query, Finance Data Warehouse
  • High level of organization and planning skills
  • Ability to create or design new ways to display financial information or concepts in graphical formats for leadership
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Ability to take initiative, demonstrating resourcefulness and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects
  • Ability to compose clear and concise correspondence and reports
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and / or equivalent training
  • Four years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and / or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Graduate Degree in business, economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, or in a related field
  • Three years of relevant work experience performing similar functions
  • Experience working in higher education or the CSU system
  • Experience working with revenue generating activities
  • Experience working with business intelligence software, reporting, and query tools
  • Compensation

    Classification : Administrative Analyst / Specialist Exempt II

    Anticipated Hiring Range : $5,580 / month - $5,900 / month

    CSU Hiring Range : $4,693 / month - $8,489 / month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

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