Job No: 496642 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Finance / Business Support
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Budget and Financial Analysis, the Budget Analyst is responsible for supporting the development, maintenance and reporting of the University's operating and capital budgets. This position works as an integral member of the Finance team to provide budget management and financial support to the campus community while ensuring compliance with all internal and external policies and regulations. This is a full-time, 12 month, benefits eligible position.
Responsibilities include supporting both the University's designated, restricted and capital budget processes as well as the tactical efforts of the Finance team (monthly reporting, user training, account analysis, campus inquiries, etc.).
The Budget Analyst will develop and maintain excellent working relationships with various departments and support the Finance Office's mission of providing superior customer service to the Campus community about financial and administrative matters to ensure the overall needs of the University are met.
Enable and provide support to budget managers in the budget process, revenue and expense projections, reporting needs, and other specialized financial / business analyses
Serve as campus liaison for budget training and budget questions. Includes but is not limited to, assisting academic and staff personnel in understanding financial reports and data, in controlling their costs and budgets, and in fulfilling budgetary requirements
Support University forecasting efforts for both operating and capital budgets
Work directly with University Advancement to set-up new gifts in the general ledger, answer questions and reconcile the UA system to the ledger
Support Accounting Services and Finance Office team by recording and reconciling activities with gift, endowment and pledge accounting, including unitized accounting for pooled endowment, analyses of pledged contributions and net asset accounting
Preparation of EADA survey in coordination with the Senior Associate Controller
Serve as a liaison to the Facilities office and other departments across campus for capital and non-capital projects
Compile and prepare analysis of programs, departments, and divisions budget trends
Assist in formulating budget controls, and workflow processes
Assist in the development and optimization of the University's various budget planning tools
Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of forecast models for revenue and expenses
Support the Assistant Director of Budget and Financial Analysis in the development of long term budget planning and financial forecasting
Participate in the development of business plans and project models for current or proposed University initiatives
Support the analysis and assessment of resource allocation and process improvement opportunities
Partner with staff to identify opportunities to enhance financial and business effectiveness
Serve as an administrative liaison and resource to the Campus community in projecting and monitoring initiatives and projects for the University.
Work with key stakeholders to develop metrics and processes ensuring anticipated outcomes are achieved and financial measures are in place.
Review, edit and support the posting of budget adjustment requests
Monitor/review general ledger journal postings and resolve issues.
Actively support a diverse and inclusive workforce
Support the Finance Office in other areas as appropriate and other duties as assigned
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
Three years of financial and/or budgetary experience
Proficiency with desktop computer software applications MS Office (Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Access) and long-term budget and financial planning models.
Prior support of the budgeting, forecasting, and analysis processes including the documentation and presentation preparation related to their outcomes.
Prior experience supporting projects (self-managing) impacting a variety of constituents
A results driven focus with proven problem-solving skills, an ability to troubleshoot situations and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of constituents in both written and oral forms.
Appreciation for and understanding of a mission oriented University including a focus on service and ability to work within a collaborative team environment with cross-functional teams.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Experience working in a non-profit or higher education environment.
Experience with Workday Finance, Adaptive Planning, PFM Synario or other SaaS platforms.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.