The Office of Strategic Budgeting and Planning (OSBP) has an exciting opportunity for a Budget Analyst that has strong financial analysis, financial monitoring and financial reporting experience. This individual must demonstrate initiative and innovation for changes and improvements. This individual must also possess excellent critical thinking, analytical and communication skills (verbal and written). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
As the OSBP continues to strengthen University financial relationships, this individual will serve as the OSBP's liaison with various University contacts to provide financial assistance and support.
Analyze and monitor all operating funds to ensure data accuracy;
Complete monthly financial analysis to monitor the budget to actuals, compensation and other funds;
Review and fully understand units' trends to provide assistance with forecasting;
Monitor budget processes, including Position Control and Maintenance, budget allocations and transfers for all funds including E & G (academic/ non- academic); Auxiliary Enterprises; Sponsored Research, Indirect, Other Funds and University operating and capital reserves;
Maintain the monthly allocation of department funding and review transactions to ensure accuracy with great attention to detail;
Provide reports and analysis to department managers in support of administrative and operating activities;
Support the development and submission of the quarterly forecasts and annual budget;
Create detailed reports and queries by using software tools such as Excel, Microstrategy, Tableau, and other financial and budgeting tools;
Process budget and actual journals in Banner, as needed;
Attend training sessions and meetings to stay apprised of University policy and procedure changes.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field. Extensive experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Familiarity with ERPs, specifically Banner;
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to maintain positive, collegial relationships with colleagues and University contacts.
Government or fund accounting experience.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48962
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George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.