Position Detail

Budget Analyst (#566)

Date Posted:
07/14/2017
Type/Department:
Staff in Treasurer's Office
Search Status:
Interviewing Candidates - not Accepting Applications
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Mount Holyoke College is seeking applications for the position of Budget Analyst . The Budget Analyst will support the Office of the Dean of Faculty and the Vice President for Finance in a joint position and report jointly to the Academic Budget and Information Manager in the Dean of Faculty office and to the Budget Director in the Treasurer’s Office.

Major areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: analyzing budgetary data, budgetary requests and interpreting and applying budget guidelines .  

Specific responsibilities:

  • Assist in the College's annual budget process. Compilation of budget submissions from across the campus to ensure all requests are presented for consideration.

  • Assist in the development of reports and presentations for communicating budget and other financial information to various audiences.

  • Serve as budget liaison to campus departments for financial and budgetary training and analytical needs.

  • Update Lawson system with final budget entry, budget transfers and maintenance of current year budget.

  • Assist the Academic Budget and Information Manager in reconciling monthly budget reports, including endowed, restricted funds and salary accounts.  Specific duties will include monitoring and reviewing budgets and expenditures on a monthly basis, and designing/maintaining financial statements that easily communicate current balances and projected budgets.

  • Assist the Academic Budget and Information Manager in the maintenance of faculty and academic staff salaries and budgets.

  • Develop financial models and projections to monitor the financial status of areas under the Academic Affairs Division.

  • Recommend budget policy and develops guidelines.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Three to five years of work experience in higher education.  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration preferred.

  • Proven experience with and broad knowledge of college policies and procedures, including budgeting principles, practices, and procedures to assist in budget development and analysis, and knowledge of accounting principles and practices as they apply to purchase orders, accounts payable, expense reimbursement, and transfers of funds.

  • Superb office and technological skills with a high level of proficiency in Google Apps, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office suite is required, especially proficiency in Excel and ability to create complex spreadsheets and reports.

  • Experience reading and analyzing budget reports and financial statements.

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work duties, and demonstrates effective time management skills; ability to multi-task and transition quickly between priorities to address specific situations, and to manage multiple, concurrent projects, and still meet strict deadlines.

  • Independently deal with sensitive information tactfully.  Good judgment, experience working with confidential records and information, and attention to detail are essential.

  • Excellent organizational skills and techniques, and a proven track record of accuracy and efficiency.

  • Strong human relations and interpersonal skills to maintain effective, professional, and cooperative working relationships with supervisors and coworkers, and all internal and external customers including department chairs, faculty, and staff.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Ability to communicate in a clear and courteous manner with a diverse internal and external customer base.  Ability to provide quality customer service in a responsive and helpful manner.

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Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in education and employment.