The George Mason University, Office of the Provost, invites applications for a full-time Budget and Finance Analyst. 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.
The Budget and Finance Analyst will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Provost Office Budget Analyst team. This position will be responsible for tracking and reporting on all commitments made within the Provost office; ensuring budget and actual transactions are put into various University systems appropriately; communicating promptly with internal and external customers; researching and responding to questions as required; performing reconciliation per policies and procedures; coordinating prompt access to various systems; ensuring financial activity complies with University policies and procedures.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Budget Operations, the Budget and Finance Analyst will be responsible for:
Budget Development, Support, and Expenditure Management
Manage the commitment tracking, documentation, and reporting of all Provost resources;
Ensure budget and accounting adjustments and payments are made in a timely manner in various systems;
Oversee purchase card approvals to confirm purchase card users followed procedures and policies, and purchases are accounted for in an appropriate manner;
Coordinate and perform monthly reconciliations on all Provost funding sources per University policies and procedures;
Process payments and cash receipts as required;
Ensure chart of account changes are processed in a timely manner;
Investigate and report on previous payment/commitments in various systems;
Audit purchases regularly to ensure they are following procedures and policies; and
Communicate with various internal and external customers about progress regarding budget matters.
Monitor requests for access to various financial, HR and student systems, and update customers on the progress of their requests regularly; and
Assist the Director of Budget operations with the annual reviews, including but not limited to, eVA, BSOs, signature cards and student access.
Prepare reports and spreadsheets as assigned; and
Perform other duties as assigned.
BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Strong communication skills (written and verbal);
Strong critical thinking skills;
Knowledge of accounting procedures and software;
Detail oriented with the ability to track information from multiple sources and provide concise, easily understood summaries encompassing all data;
Experience in an office environment;
Customer service experience with both internal and external clients;
Demonstrated experience with researching solutions to various challenges;
Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills in Word, Excel and Access;
Experience using Adobe editing software;
Ability to follow and interpret rules and policies;
Ability to maintain a harmonious working relationship with a population of diverse individuals; and
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Advanced experience working with Excel and Access;
Knowledge of Mason's administrative software programs and/or previous work in administrative support at Mason (Banner, Microstrategy, Microsoft Teams, eVa); and
Experience in financial management.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02413z 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: 49185
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.