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Budget Analyst III

Company: Montana State University
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Job Description:

Position DetailsPosition InformationAnnouncement NumberSTAFF - VA - 20312For questions regarding this position, please contact:Kathy Jahnke at 406-994-6774 or kjahnke@montana.eduClassification TitleBudget Analyst IIIWorking TitleBudget Analyst IIIBrief Position OverviewUniversity Services is comprised of Facilities Services, Campus Planning Design & Construction and Safety & Risk Management. These departments deliver a broad range of essential, cost-effective, and professional services to MSUs students, faculty, staff, and broader constituencies. University Services Budget & Fiscal Management Division plans, implements, manages and controls the financial-related activities for the organization.This position provides oversight and management of University Services fiscal and audit activities, including accounting, inventory, purchasing, billing, and property management. University Services has diverse budget, accounting and financial needs, funding requirements, and software applications that support a varied group of business needs.Position Number4M0106DepartmentFacility ServicesDivisionUniversity ServicesAppointment TypeClassifiedContract TermFiscal YearSemesterIf other, specify From dateIf other, specify End dateFLSAExemptUnion AffiliationExempt from Collective BargainingFTE1.0Benefits EligibleEligibleSalaryMinimum $21.746 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualificationsContract TypeClassified SalaryIf other, please specifyRecruitment TypeOpenPosition DetailsGeneral StatementThis position reports to the University Services Budget & Fiscal Management division responsible for developing and maintaining University Services funds, analyzing and projecting budget information which provides decision support for university and departmental administrators, state agencies, the Board of Regents, the Legislature, and the Governors Office. University Services includes Facilities Services, Campus Planning Design & Construction and Safety & Risk Management.This position manages University Services fiscal and audit activities to assure related accounting and audit activities are in compliance with university, state and federal rules and regs and departmental business practices; oversees the fiscal activities for a wide range of fund types; develops reports for planning, budget, accounting and analysis functions; performs advanced trend analyses; interprets and disseminates results to appropriate audiences; analyzes efficiency of operations; makes recommendations for process changes and develops proposals for their improvements; assists with implementation of new and improved processes; performs related duties as required.Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee University Services fiscal and audit activities for a diverse range of business centers that encompass General Operating funds, Designated Funds, Unexpended Plant, and Project Funds.
  • Review departmental financial activity to assure transactions are reasonable, appropriate and necessary; accurately classified and distributed to internal and campus departments; and support documentation is accurate.
  • Provide the internal audit control function for purchasing, inventory, accounting and capital asset management assuring all university, state, federal, and departmental requirements are met.
  • Assist Managers in the interpretation of financial activity so that informed business decisions can be made.
  • Provide instruction and answer questions relating to accounting procedures and serve as liaison between University Business Services and management areas.
  • Identify fiscal issues, provide alternative solutions, and resolve problems.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot accounting and budget systems & processes.
  • Assemble, manipulate and/or format data and reports that assist in the review, analysis, and interpretation of financial information.
  • Utilize various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and reports that assist in the review, analysis, and interpretation of financial information.
  • Participate in the design, modification and implementation of accounting, budget, inventory, purchasing and business-related systems that support University Services business enterprises to assure compliance with applicable rules and regulations, financial information is meaningful, and accounting operations and the flow of financial information is efficient, effective and auditable.
  • Follow information security best practices and University security policies.Required Qualifications Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
    • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Management, or a related field and/or progressively responsible fiscal experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
    • Demonstrated work experience applying generally accepted accounting principles to business practices.
    • Demonstrated ability generating reports and analyzing and interpreting financial activities.
    • Demonstrated experience communicating financial data to a diverse group of constituents.
    • Demonstrated work experience supervising, planning, coordinating, and directing work activities of employees.
    • Demonstrated competence reviewing, evaluating and monitoring employee work activities and performance.Preferred Qualifications Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
      • Demonstrated high level of competency using various software such as spreadsheet, and report generation packages; working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is highly preferred. (Please list software used and examples of use.)The Successful Candidate Will
        • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment while prioritizing workload to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
        • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
        • Maintain confidentiality of records and information.
        • Represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner.Position Special Requirements/Additional InformationThis job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State Universitys rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.Physical DemandsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.This position has supervisory duties?YesPosting Detail InformationNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start DateUpon completion of a successful searchPosition End Date (if temporary)Open DateClose DateApplications will be:Screening of applications will begin on February 27, 2020; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.Special InstructionsDiversity StatementMontana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individuals race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veterans status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the Universitys mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicants ability to compete in the hiring process or an employees ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .In compliance with the Montana Veterans Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veterans preference please complete the veterans preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. MSUs Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/hr/disabilityaccommodation/complaintsgrievances.html .

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