Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Budget Analyst for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance. The Budget Analyst joins the Financial Planning and Analysis team and is under the direction of the Assistant Budget Director. This role prepares independent analysis of financial data and reports for internal purposes. The Budget Analyst assists in the day-to-day business operations to ensure compliance of University policies and procedures and serves as a financial advisor for all units within New Brunswick which has total campus resources of over $1.7 billion in expenditures.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Monitors, verifies, and reports the consolidation of month-end close, quarterly projection, and year-end statements.
Liaises with all responsibility centers and cost centers to analyze and substantiate results.
With direction from the AD of Budget and peers, gathers budgetary data for modeling, projecting, forecasting, and planning; analyzes P&L accounts; and other special projects.
Develops additional resources as necessary to better serve the campus in financial planning and resource allocation to ensure consistency with University policies and the campus strategic plan.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP).
Also requires a minimum of five years of experience in financial analysis, budgeting, or other relevant area.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have collaborative work style, excellent communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), with advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
Must possess excellent financial analytical skills, solid understanding of database structure and have the ability to manipulate complex data from multiple sources.
Strong work ethic, ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously, detail-oriented and highly organized.
Knowledge and experience with journal entries, financial statement preparation, and general accounting concepts are also required.
Ability to work independently and to exercise confidentiality and discretion in the operational decision-making process.
Willingness to learn new systems and processes.
Diligence in reconciling transactions and processing recurring journal entries to provide funding to campus-wide units in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Master's degree preferred
Experience working in a higher education environment strongly preferred.
Strong preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Responsibility Center Management, Tableau, Oracle ERP Cloud, and Oracle Hyperion Planning software.
Posting Number: 19ST2209
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 89383
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.