Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSECoordinate and lead in the preparation, development, and implementation of the University budget by compiling data and performing complex analysis and interpretation of fiscal data for budget control and forecasting purposes.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSCompile and provide data for use in the preparation of fiscal projections and related reports. Apply formula and models and provide information for scheduled reports and special projects as requested. May be required to develop and modify models in order to provide current, relevant data and to research standards and measures in order to make recommendations regarding the appropriate use of resources.Provide assistance to administrators in the interpretation and implementation of budgetary policy and procedures in order to ensure compliance with established University controls. Serve as a liaison by advising on budgetary matters and reviewing and processing exceptions to budget procedures.Identify and interpret sources of relevant data for use in budget formula calculations and comparisons. May be required to perform in-depth analysis, on a project basis, of unique problems and developments which arise or are assigned during the fiscal year to provide budget recommendations, justifications and projections or a re-examination of existing methodology used for current budget development.May be required to develop, recommend and modify budget policies and procedures to improve the ability of departments to more efficiently administer the allocation of finite resources. This could include the analysis of the effect of proposed changes, the preparation of recommendations to, and the notification of, those affected by the change.Compile and provide information and data regarding budget and account activities, personnel rosters and budget documents. Monitor and reconcile budgets, accounts and rosters and review related activities for compliance with established policy and procedure.Develop and conduct presentations in support of budgetary analysis and provide recommendations. Research and respond to inquiries and develop issue statements. Participate in various special projects that require compiling and analyzing data for report preparation.Assist in processing AAUP-AFT bargaining unit members' mass salary budget increases.Provide functional supervision to subordinate clerical and technical employees. Train in appropriate methods and procedures. Assign and review work activities; answer questions and resolve problems.Perform related work as assigned.
Qualifications: EDUCATIONBachelor's degree with major coursework in business administration, accounting, finance or related field.EXPERIENCEMinimum 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience as budget analyst or accountant with responsibility for budget and program analysis, utilization of computerized accounting systems, and preparation of spreadsheets, graphic packages and data analysis. Knowledge and experience with Banner Finance and Banner Student preferred.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESAnalytical skills - Skilled as conceptual thinker, inquisitive problem solver. Must be able to work independently with strong problem solving skills. Strong attention to detail and numerical accuracy.Organizational skills - Excellent ability to prioritize work assignments to meet deadlines.Technical knowledge - Strong understanding of financial systems and financial data flows. Knowledge of accounting principles and budget practices. Knowledge of University policies and procedures is necessary.Communications - Effective, professional interpersonal skills and ability to communicate information to and with executives and external officials. Writes clearly and informatively.Computer skills - Proficient in Microsoft office, spreadsheets/databases, and financial/human resource computer systems.Interpersonal skills - Effective interpersonal and customer service skills.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.