Senior Budget and Financial Analyst - Student Life

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

Position Title: Senior Budget and Financial Analyst - Student Life
Job Description:

The Senior Budget & Financial Analyst – Student Life is a critical member of the Budget Office reporting directly to the Budget Director with a dotted line to the Vice President of Student Life. This position will supervise one employee, the Budget & Financial Analyst – Student Life. They will work directly with the Vice President of Student Life, Student Life department heads, and auxiliary managers. The Senior Analyst is primarily responsible for ongoing management of the Student Life revenue, labor, operating, and capital budgets, creation and maintenance of a 10-year projection model, quarterly forecast facilitation, monthly variance analysis, management of the fees and charges annual approval process, and ad-hoc analyses and scenario projections. They are also responsible for providing accurate analysis and financial modeling to be used in short- and long-term planning, quarterly reconciliations, stakeholder training, procedural documentation, budgeting system implementation, and the communication of financial data into high-level summary reports. This position requires critical and strategic thinking, the ability to perform robust financial analyses, independent problem solving abilities, effective and collaborative interpersonal skills, detail-orientation, initiative, and the ability to manage simultaneous, high-profile projects.

  • Manage the current year revenue, labor, operating, and capital budgets.  Develop future budgets and projections for Student Life. 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 the substance and implementation of budget adjustments. This position requires critical thinking skills to run ad hoc reports, determine various financial trends in operations, develop and verify assumptions, and strategically plan to fund the short and long-term objectives of Student Life. This position will analyze and determine the impact of forecast adjustments on financial positions and long-term projections.
  • Quarterly Forecast Development. Collaborate with Student Life directors on quarterly departmental forecasts and make appropriate adjustments as necessary.
  • Manage and direct the student fees and charges annual approval process. This requires understanding of the state and Mines policies governing student fees and charges. This requires analysis of current and prior year activity to determine the substance of fee and charge requests and, specifically, to corroborate and support Student Life requests.
  • Independently develop various standard and ad hoc financial reports for executive management, external state agencies and departmental users. This requires understanding the financial, student, and other applicable data sets, data locations, and the best methods for extracting and/or uploading information.
  • Assist the Budget Director and other budget staff with the implementation of new budget and reporting systems.  Engage with and share knowledge with the Budget Office staff on budget and reporting systems. Develop and maintain procedural documentation specific to those budget and reporting systems. Develop training and various presentations for departmental users on the budget process and other budget status updates as needed.
  • Provide guidance, train, and supervise the daily activities of Budget and Financial Analyst – Student Life. Develop performance plans and evaluations for the analyst. Direct the operations of the budget analyst and manage both routine and non-routine tasks by balancing the priorities of Student Life with workload. Develop professional development plans for staff and ensure training is provided to enhance the skills and knowledge base.
  • Develop Procedural Documentation. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining thorough procedural documentation for routine tasks and certain non-routine tasks, per guidance from the Budget Director.

Full Position Description: Download File Senior Budget and Financial Analyst - Student Life.pdf

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Require a Baccalaureate degree in accounting, finance or other related field with progressive experience in financial accounting or budgeting.
  • Prefer an active Certified Public Accountant licensure Advanced proficiency with Window-based software packages involving spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and presentation applications.
  • Experience working with large complex data sets. Experience with training and excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Desired progressive experience with higher education fund accounting, budget and projection modeling, and cost accounting.
  • Banner, Oracle-based or similar financial system experience.
Department Description: The Budget Office is an integral strategic partner with all departments at Mines for achieving the institution’s mission. We are dependable, compassionate, and creative as we set the standard of budgeting best practices, provide financial planning for strategic decision making, lead cooperative and open communication, allocate resources responsibly, and report and analyze data accurately to tell the Mines story.
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). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: 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:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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