Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Facilities Business Services
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. Master's Degree preferred. Four years of experience in budget analysis, forecasting, reconciliation and preparation, administration operations or experience in a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs complex administrative planning, budgeting, forecasting, accounting, and fiscal management of assigned departmental budgets. Provides an accurate, professional level budget analysis for management to use for reporting, planning and decision-making.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Analyzes budgeting and accounting reports. Analyzes department budget from year to year. Analyzes, monitors, and reviews financial data and develops complex financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis. Prepares regular and special budget reports. Gives guidance and assistance to personnel with regards to departmental Fund, Org, and Programs (FOPs). Monitors FOPs for negative balances and works with departmental personnel to correct related problems. Monitors and analyzes salary and wage accounts and completes budget transfers to move unspent salaries to salary savings FOPs. Maintains data and performs evaluations to aid in budget decisions such as formula funding analyses, revenue forecasting, and budget versus actual comparisons. Develops and analyzes various special, quarterly, monthly, and ad hoc reports. Provides accurate, timely entry of budgetary transactions, including Personnel Action Forms and position control changes, to ensure funding is available. Oversees a variety of highly advanced complex special projects. Designs, develops, and evaluates automated reporting solutions to support management decision processes. Interprets and explains university policies and procedures related to department budgets. Researches variances/discrepancies and identifies issues through regular review of statistics, budgets, and financial statements and gives solutions. Utilizes specialized spreadsheets, databases, and financial analysis software to improve understanding and reporting of budget estimates and scenarios. Reviews and enters signature authority, budget adjustments, personnel action forms, and travel. Provides advanced and complex budget forecasting, reporting and in-depth analyses associated with the planning, development, and maintenance of the budget. Responsible for leading budget processes in support of the budget preparation process and budget monitoring during the fiscal year. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 26935
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies.
SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.
SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas,... Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area.
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.
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