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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Business/Financial Management
4 Year Degree
FISCAL MANAGEMENT OFFICE
The Senior Budget Analyst’s primary responsibility is the preparation of the annual budget, including overseeing the University’s budgeting processes. This position reports to and assists the Controller in short and long-term analysis and projections of fiscal activity, including cash flow and revenue/expense projections.
Provides primary institutional support during budget process deliberations and throughout creation of the annual and three-year budget models.
Reviews and approves departmental budget transfer requests.
Prepares monthly and annual budget to actual analysis for the University.
Maintains budgetary accounts within the University’s general ledger; reconciles budget within the GL to the budget model.
Analyzes University budget execution; prepares variance, trend and other analytical reports as necessary.
Communicates budget variances within departmental budgets to the Controller and area Vice Presidents.
Assists in the creation and monitoring of departmental operational budgets.
Analyzes and summarizes current year budget spending/revenues; identifies areas of concern; makes recommendations regarding the budget (short-term and/or long-term).
Prepares annual sustainability reports by academic program.
Assists the Controller and Vice President for Finance/CFO in developing the University’s multi-year business plan. Prepares correspondence, drafts recommended changes, and communicates with senior level administrators.
Implements strategies for improving the budget process.
Perform related duties as assigned by the Controller.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent with emphasis in Accounting
Knowledge of general accounting practices/procedures, especially as it relates to non-profit organizations
Five years’ accounting experience in budget preparation and analysis
Advanced level experience in MS Excel
Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality of accounting and personnel data
Knowledge of tactical and strategic budgeting within University mission, operations and policies
Exhibit exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision; must have the ability to meet deadlines and maintain schedules
Knowledge of relevant office procedures, terminology and the understanding of complex mathematical formulas
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; must be positive and highly collaborative
Ability to convert and organize data into meaningful information with speed and accuracy
Effectively maintain relationships with staff and faculty in a professional demeanor
Knowledge and acceptance of mission and principals of Vanguard University
Must be extremely detailed and work with high accuracy
Experience working in higher education
Knowledge of and experience in Ellucian Colleague
Knowledge of NACUBO guidelines
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a generous benefits package.
Internal Number: SBA521
About Vanguard University
VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is a private, co-educational, comprehensive University of liberal arts and professional studies that believes its evangelical Christian community in the Pentecostal tradition offers a unique opportunity for academic achievement. Vanguard University embodies a Christ-centered, multicultural community serving approximately 2,200 students. Vanguard values and encourages qualified applicants who are diverse in gender, generation, ethnicity, race and/or ability, and seeks faculty that will mentor students and will interact with the Vanguard community in a way that reflects a commitment to cultural proficiency. Vanguard is also an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution). Where permitted by law and in relation to the school’s heritage and mission, Vanguard does exercise religious preference throughout the University.