Systemwide Budget Analyst (1013920)

  • Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Nov 28, 2019
Full Time

Job Description

Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Systemwide Budget Analyst. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Information
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Systemwide (SW) Budget Analyst to oversee and manage specific budget and Business and Finance projects and programs and serve as a high-level management specialist to the CSU System Budget Office Directors, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Budget and the Business and Finance Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer. The SW Budget Analyst will develop components of the CSU system budget, determine allocations of appropriations, prepare sensitive and highly confidential managerial reports for collective bargaining negotiations, and develop and present analytic position papers and policy studies that encompass the CSU's 23 campuses and systemwide offices.


Under the general direction of the CSU System Budget Office Directors, the Systemwide (SW) Budget Analyst will manage and oversee specific CSU System Budget Office and Business and Finance management reports, projects, and activities that include systemwide resources (e.g. state General Fund, lottery, CSU student fees, special funds), expenditures, allocations, staffing, compensation and benefits, system accounts, financial reports, information systems, and student fees, enrollment, and financial aid. The SW Budget Analyst in consultation with directors determines and recommends solutions related to CSU program and policy matters; and formulates and analyzes allocation models designed for the equitable dissemination of resources to campuses. The analyst prepares detailed analytical and decision-focused reports; develops recommendations for generating resources to meet CSU system expenditure requirements and identifies adjustments to various fiscal components of the budget expenditure and resource plans used throughout the CSU system budget process; and carries out recommendations for system fee strategies in accordance with CSU student fee policy. The analyst prepares and reviews revenue and expenditure calculations used for systemwide budget planning and allocations to the 23 campuses and systemwide offices; compiles data, conducts studies and research, and provides analyses related to the support and lottery budgets, legislation, and other CSU System Budget Office and Business and Finance related matters. The analyst advises, communicates, and collaborates with the CSU 23 campus budget officers and staff and systemwide offices (e.g. Business and Finance, Academic Affairs, Information Technology, Human Resources) on issues related to the CSU support budget, allocations, interpretation of policy and other financial matters, and campus operations. The analyst prepares and presents analytic position papers and policy studies related to CSU system budget requirements, resources, issues, options and the impact of budget decisions. The analyst prepares annual BOT support budget publication and documentation and governmental reports; interprets and summarizes financial statements and reports; prepares confidential managerial reports for collective bargaining negotiations; covers CSU System Budget Office and Business and Finance, special projects, and other duties as assigned. Acquires knowledge and experience equivalent to a university wide budget officer / director at a campus.

This position requires:
-A bachelor's degree in business finance, public administration, similar field of knowledge or equivalent combination of education and related experience is required. A master's degree or certification in an applicable field is preferred.
-A minimum of five to eight years of applicable financial management and public administration work experience that demonstrates progressive growth in responsibilities.
-Applicable CSU or higher education work experience is preferred.
-Strong project management and high-level analytical and technical skills.
-Experience in the collection, evaluation of data, and development of valid conclusions and recommendations.
-Working knowledge of research techniques, methods and procedures used in the preparation, analysis and administration of a public or institutional budget.
-Comprehensive understanding of CSU, California higher education segments, and the State of California financial structure, budgets, policies and procedures, laws, and organizations.
-Knowledge of governmental budgeting, fund accounting, and financial statements.
-Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to effectively work with management and staff at all levels throughout the organization.
-Proven experience and skills to prepare and develop complex calculations, management reports, and presentation graphics utilizing spreadsheet and data query applications.
-Ability to adapt to the dynamics of organizational, procedural and policy changes.

Justification for the above requirements: The SW budget analyst is required to address a wide variety of program and policy issues facing the CSU and to serve as a managerial consultant to various divisions within the CSU's 23 campuses and Chancellor's Office, as well as with external federal, state, and public / private officials and organizations involved in higher education and is accountable to CSU System Budget Office and Business and Finance management for detailed analytical and decision-focused reports and projects. It is important for a SW budget analyst to provide clear and accurate information, communicate effectively, lead and make decisions at a level of competence that reflects the status of this position. This position covers sensitive and highly confidential data used for collective bargaining negotiations. It is necessary for this staff member to gain a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of the CSU System Budget Office operations, product and services, and be proficient in the use of knowledge of all analytical tools, computer software and Chancellor's Office resources that enable prompt completion of projects and responsibilities. The SW budget analyst should acquire knowledge and skills that allow them to address all matters that fall under the functional responsibility of a university wide budget officer / director at a campus.

Application Period
Resumes will be accepted until July 2, 2019 or until job posting is removed.

How To Apply
To apply for this position, click on the link at the top of the screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled