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Full time
Job Category:
Budget Analyst
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Loyola Marymount University | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Full-time Regular Hours Per Week: 40 Days of Week: M-F Shift Schedule: Specific Work Schedule: Posting Options: Internal and External Position Summary:

* Under the direction of the Director of Academic Budgets and Planning, this role will support the budget, financial planning and reporting of the assigned College and/or academic unit(s).

Position Specific Responsibilities:

* Support the budget development and conduct research and analysis as needed during the annual budget process.
* Prepare monthly variance reports for budget vs. actuals and provide financial analysis explanations. Analyze data and report on projections based on actual trends and provide sound business recommendations for variances or adjustments.
* Analyze academic program financial data including enrollment data, program break-even analysis, contract review process, and various other academic program models.
* Process budget change requests and prepare journal entries. Set up new accounts, create ad-hoc reports or provide analysis.
* Manage and maintain the budget information associated with faculty contracts and faculty lines. Respond to inquiries related to faculty contract processing.
* Regularly monitoring department spending activities to ensure that it is within the budget. Periodically informing Department Chairs and Program Directors about the status of their budget funds.
* Track and maintain monthly/quarterly/annual temporary & permanent salary analysis for the areas reporting to the assigned college and/or academic unit. Work collaboratively with the
* Controller's office to support the reconciliation of the annual salary budget and position control process.
* Process budget approvals in on-line hiring system.
* Prepare and conduct budget and policy training. Review and approve expense reports and payment requests via Concur accounts payable workflow system.
* Maintain user security access tables and update Budget Account Access management system.
* Quickly become well versed with the University policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
* Identify and implement business process improvements.
* Other duties as assigned or requested.


* Minimum three years finance or accounting experience in progressively responsible positions which have included accounting (A/P, A/R, General Accounting) and quantitative analysis, financial forecasting and budgeting.
* Demonstrated strong quantitative, analytical, report writing and financial modeling skills. Skill in writing concise, logical, and grammatically correct correspondence and reports.
* Demonstrated computer competency and advance knowledge of the MS Word, Excel and Power Point. Experience with financial software including database functions, and financial analysis programs.
* Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: US Accounting principles and variance reporting.
* Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by background in preparing comprehensive reports and executive summaries. Ability to work with Department Chairs and Program Directors to review their budgets. Excellent customer service and administrative skills;
* Demonstrated ability to work independently, use initiative, follow through, and get the job done well and in a timely manner.
* Project management skills involving complex variables and project deadlines.

Required Education:

* Typically a Bachelors Degree in accounting with corresponding professional experience, or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements: Physical Demands (if applicable) Special Instructions Exemption Status: Exempt Salary Grade Minimum: Salary Grade Midpoint: Posting Date 10/02/2018 Application Deadline Date: