Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Budget Analyst III for the Business Services Office in the School of Social Work. Reporting to the director of business services, the incumbent in this position works as a budget generalist and is involved in all aspects of office operation. The Business Services Office is responsible for all financial planning, budget development, business plans, and implementation of procedures and policies for the effective management of the school.
Among the key duties of the position are the following:
Implements the Responsibility Center Management (RCM) annual operating plans, budget development, and implements procedures to effectively manage and report on the performance of the school's general operating budget.
Participates in developing the annual budget plan, the annual budget allocation of resources to all units within the School of Social Work.
Completes periodic forecasts and analytical projects, collection, and analysis of budget and expense-related data from internal university sources as well as external sources.
Supplies trend analysis and forecasting models.
Performs other duties and tasks as required to ensure effective operation of the Business Services Office.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting, finance, business administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
Five years' prior experience working in a financial or accounting position
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated analytical skills that allow for interpretation of budgetary, financial, and related management information
Demonstrated experience of visual reporting skills, pie charts, heat maps, highlight tables
Excellent computer skills and experience using spreadsheet, charting, and other software tools, such as Microsoft Word, Excel (pivot tables), Access, PowerPoint, Tableau
Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
Strong communication skills, with the ability to present and clearly articulate analytical results and findings to a diverse set of people with varying skillsets
Strong writing skills sufficient to draft professional reports and correspondence that is clear and concise
Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, especially with regards to sensitive or confidential financial or organizational matters
Ability to respond flexibly and positively in all circumstances, and to work calmly under pressure
Ability to interact and work effectively with diverse people and a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to faculty, administrators, research staff, university officers and any additional key points of contact
Seven or more years' prior experience working in a financial or accounting position, whereof at least five years were in a university environment
Knowledge of Rutgers University budget and accounting procedures strongly preferred.
Superior knowledge of Tableau or other data analytics/data visualization tools
Experience using software such as Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle General Ledger (Discoverer Reports), Tableau, RIAS, PeopleSoft HCM or similar systems.
Posting Number: 18ST0340
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 58870
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.