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The Budget Analyst 2 supports monthly monitoring of law campus departments' operating performance, runs regular reports on operating results, and works to support law center departments to identify and correct entries prior to the monthly budget close . S/he assists the Senior Budget Analyst in the preparation and reporting of the Law Center's annual operating budgets. Reporting to the Senior Budget Analyst (SBA), the Budget Analyst processes financial transactions through the University Financial Systems and has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Budgeting and Planning
Assist with the preparation of the Law Center's annual operating, endowment , special funds, and capital budgets which total approximately $170 million, compiling budgets submitted by various Law Center departments.
Assist with the year-end fiscal closing of the Law Center budget by reaching out to law center departments to prompt them to clean out transactions on their budgets, running reports to help departments identify areas that need to be cleaned up prior to the budget close.
Monitor the individual departmental budgets at the Law Center and contact department managers to discuss variances.
Assist in the development of budget forecasting and planning models.
Initiate transactions for departments whenever they need to make budget amendments.
Financial Analysis Reporting and Forecasting
Process financial data through the University Financial Systems ( GMS), taking on the role of Financial Reviewer for all Law Center accounting and cost allocation journals.
Submit the Law Center chart of account requests for new cost centers and program codes.
Enroll and participate in GMS financials training sessions, eventually serving as one of the other Law Center's back up subject matter expert on GMS Financials meetings, tasks, and issues resolutions.
Provide critical analysis and reporting as needed and directed, including reports with charts and graphs or professional presentations in PowerPoint.
Provide detailed financial information to the Senior Budget Analysis or director and CFO in preparation for faculty budget meetings, CFO meetings, departmental meetings, or other meetings as directed.
Financial Support and Review
Perform financial reconciliations of the Law Center accounts and the Law Center activity, creating correcting journal vouchers if necessary.
Prepare weekly and monthly gift reports for the Development Office.
Work with other Law Center departments to address questions they have regarding activity in their budgets, along with the SBA.
Understand and effectively communicate Law Center fiscal policies and procedures as they relate to journal vouchers and budget revisions.
Support the annual merit process for the Law Center and work to support the students' accounts manager in reconciling tuition revenues for various Law Center degree and non-degree programs.
Review on an ongoing basis the operating and financial policies to ensure compliance at the Law Center with guidelines provided by the Office of Internal Audit , Financial Affairs and the Board of Directors.
Maintain updated records regarding signature authority and cost center maintenance review procedures.
Support the SBA in providing training and oversight to department business managers regarding University policy.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, accounting or Business Administration
At least 2 years of professional experience in performing financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting
Knowledge of principles and practices of fund accounting and budgeting
Experience in higher educational organization preferred
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