The George Mason University, Office of the Provost, seeks qualified candidates for a full-time Senior Budget and Finance Analyst. This position will provide senior level budget analysis, forecasting and development support for the Office of the Provost. This position will also prepare standard and adhoc reports for various audiences internal and external and will ensure that activities and initiatives are in compliance with University Policies and procedures.
Reporting to the Budget & Finance Manager, the Senior Budget and Finance Analyst will be responsible for:
Budget Development Forecasting and Management
Provide revenue and expense reports that provides trend analysis and year end projections based on history and current data;
Provide analysis for developing/reorganizing budgets;
Manage the position maintenance process;
Ensure the office of the Provost unit organizational structure aligns with the budget organizational structure to ease and aid reporting;
Ensure expenses are paid from appropriate funding sources.
Identify current budgetary needs;
Ensure proper tracking;
Ensure proper communication to internal and external clients;
Provide reports and analysis;
Make recommendations on how to meet strategic goals.
Review and approve payments made via HR and Purchasing;
Manage all Provost personnel access;
Communicate Commonwealth and University policy and rule changes to Provost Personnel.
Prepare reports and spreadsheets for new initiatives and projects;
Perform other duties as assigned.
BA/BS degree, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience in budgeting and finance;
Strong communication skills (written and verbal);
Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into easily understood financial reports;
Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with a population of diverse individuals;
Skilled at dealing with problems and finding workable solutions;
Experience pulling reports from various data sources to create easily understood reporting;
Strong organizational and financial skills;
Detail oriented with the ability to provide concise, easily understood summary data;
Intermediate MS Office skills in word processing, excel and access;
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
3-5 years of relevant experience in budgeting and finance;
College Business Management Institute certificate (CBMI);
Advanced experience working with Excel and Access;
Experience working with University systems such as eVa, Travel and Foundation;
Experience working with Ellucian Banner System;
Experience utilizing Microstrategy reports.
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: 46889
About George Mason University
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.