Budget Analyst

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Business Services, Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Title: Budget Analyst
Job Description:

The Budget Analyst facilitates the daily operating and gift fund budget process and manages position and salary budgets for the entire institution. This position is responsible for having a detailed understanding of budget practices, state, and institutional policies and guidelines. He/she acts as the campus liaison for general budget practices, procedures and updates to the Banner and/or budget system. This position will assist with the implementation of the Board approved budgets in Banner and provide variance analysis throughout the year. The Analyst requires strategic and critical thinking in the analysis of the current budget to actual financial activity. The position is responsible for providing variance analysis, determining cause, and resolving issues as appropriate. He/she will manage position budgets including all budget changes to salaries and benefits, and forecasting salary adjustments for the year. It is critical that this position analyze current year budget changes and work with the Senior Budget analysts to determine impact on long term projections. The Analyst will also assist other budget office staff with implementations of budget and reporting systems.


At the direction of the Budget Director and/or Senior Budget Analysts, oversee the current year operating budget for the institution. This requires both routine and non-routine responsibilities requiring detailed knowledge of policies governing the various funds and analysis of current year activity to determine if budgets require adjustments and how those adjustments should be implemented. This position requires critical thinking skills to run ad hoc reports and determine various financial trends in operations and identify impacts on current budgets. This position must work with the Senior Budget Analysts, administrators, and fiscal officers across campus to ensure budgets are accurate and complete on a monthly basis. This position will analyze variances, determine cause and recommend appropriate forecast adjustments. All forecast adjustments will be coordinated with the Senior Budget Analysts to determine impact on financial position and long term projections.

Manage position budgeting process for the entire institution. This requires knowledge on position budgeting procedures and guidelines, state and national reporting requirements (e.g. IPEDS, Budget Data Book, Salary Roster, etc.) in order to ensure the Banner practices (and thus reporting) accommodates each requirement. Must work with campus fiscal officers, Human Resources and Payroll on a regular basis to ensure salary budgets and positions are accurate and complete. This position must be able to run routine and ad hoc reports to provide campus and the Executive Team information on position budgets and must be able to detect, analyze and resolve variance issues. Feed position budgets to Payroll and reconcile on a monthly basis at a minimum. Determine funding availability and source for other increases and/or changes.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate degree in accounting, finance or other related field
  • Progressive professional experience in financial accounting or budgeting  
  • Advanced proficiency with Window-based software packages involving spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation applications  
  • Experience with training
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Progressive professional experience with higher education fund accounting, budget, and cost accounting
  • Banner, Oracle-based or similar financial system experience
Department Description: The Office of Budget and Planning supports institutional decision making by providing a wide variety of information, analyses, and services to the campus community.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required).
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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