Job No: 497263 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other, Finance / Business Support
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Budget and Financial Analysis this position 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.
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, financial systems, 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 a 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
Assist in the design, development and optimization of the University's various budget planning tools (software), including but not limited to creating and maintaining models and assumptions, reports, integrations and access security
Assist in formulating and documenting budget controls, policies and workflow processes
Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of forecast models for revenue and expenses
Support the Assistant Director of Budget and Financial Analysis in the technical development and maintenance of long-term budget planning and financial forecasting
Assist the Assistant Director of Budget and Financial Analysis in maintaining and reviewing position control
Partner with Human Resources on position review, creation and maintenance within Workday
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 University programs, departments, and divisions budget trends
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 and 2 years of financial and/or budgetary experience; OR
Six years of financial and/or budgetary experience; OR
Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
Proficiency with desktop computer software applications MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and long-term budget and financial planning models
Prior experience with data mining (querying large data, verifying data integrity and organizing results)
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 organizational skills to work independently as well as a member of a team and the ability to prioritize workload
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
Work Type: This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
Salary Range: This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $52,500-65,625. The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to): - flexible scheduling options determined by role; - medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options - an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions) - generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!) - tuition remission, exchange and grants for the employee, spouse/spousal equivalent, and children (with credit for full-time, benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education) - a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives - a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
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.