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The College of Education Dean's Office has an outstanding opportunity for a Budget/Fiscal Analyst.
The College of Education (COE) Dean's Office provides centralized financial, human resources and operational support to the faculty, staff and students of the College of Education as well as the external community.
Reporting to Dean's Office Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, the Budget Analyst will support the centralized College of Education (COE) fiscal and administrative operations by providing guidance to faculty, staff, and students regarding UW financial procedures and policies; developing, modifying and managing complex reporting for the college's state budgets; and providing specialized reporting and analysis as requested by COE leadership.
Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
Develop budget reports for a variety of funding sources including: state, grants & contracts, gifts and self-sustaining, for distribution to COE directors, principal investigators and external funders.
Develop monthly and specialized budget reports, analyzing expenditures and forecasting fiscal needs and commitments for approximately 40 state budgets (30 GOF & 9 DOF) and other departmental budgets.
Provide solutions and advise on course of action to avert problems if identified in monthly analysis.
Work with Area Chairs and Directors in the development of Instructional budgets and monitor for variances.
Monitor faculty commitments to include graduate student support.
Reconcile monthly expenditures and monitor budget activity to ensure compliance with department, institutional and/or granting agency policies, rules and regulations.
Participate in preparation of the institution biennial budget request including reviewing, analyzing and summarizing fiscal data and writing narrative justification under guidance of the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration.
Prepare ad-hoc reports and analysis as requested.
Coordinate procurement requests from faculty, staff, and students for the acquisition of goods and services. Approve purchases when appropriate. Work with UW Procurement Services and outside vendors. Provide guidance to faculty, staff and students on procurement procedures and guidelines.
Manage recovery funds for faculty which requires project cost accounting codes and managing revenue and expenses for 20+ faculty using a single budget number.
Coordinate day- to -day financial actions including travel reimbursement, encumber requisition requests and monitor status of contractor payments, resolve payment delays, maintain a comprehensive system for fiscal record-keeping and records retention.
Process, monitor, and reconcile travel grants and awards.
Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's Degree with major study in accounting, business administration, or related field and two years of work experience as a Fiscal Specialist, or equivalent combination of education/experience. Strong Excel Skills are essential. Attention to detail, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. A demonstrated understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication and time management skills. Willingness to work in a team setting to streamline and implement improvements to College financial systems. Experience in budget reconciliation, preparation of financial reports and maintaining a comprehensive record keeping system. Ability to apply good judgment, critical thinking Seeing the comprehensive big picture across budgets and tasks. Ability to maintain focus while dealing to interruptions. Commitment to building personal and organizational capacity.
Knowledge of UW, State, and various funding agency's policies, procedures, and regulations.
Knowledge of UW financial systems a plus.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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