Budget Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Exempt I) (500759)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support

Job Description


Position Summary

The ideal candidate for this position is a critical thinker with strong analytical, communication, math and problem solving skills. They will have experience analyzing complex information, taking into account multiple sources of information and piecing together all the information to look at the big picture and make the best analysis to help the Senior Leadership make informed decisions. Strong communication skills - both written and verbal - are critical for success in this position.

The Budget Analyst is the first level of professional budgeting work requiring general knowledge and understanding of budget and financial accounting principles and practices. Under general direction, incumbents are given complex work assignments that expand the incumbent's practical experience and develop professional judgement in the application of budgeting principles. May provide work direction to other professional and/or technical staff.

Work assignments typically include some or all of the following: survey and investigate budget matters, including collecting information from databases and other institutions of higher education; consults with and advise responsible officials on fiscal organization, fiscal procedure and related problems; analyze budget requests, including projection and revenue costs, posting of budget data to journals, registers or ledgers, and performs continuous budgetary control of appropriations; draft text materials to summarize, analyze, and justify budget programs; gather data and conduct studies on various problems arising in connection with financial administration; assist higher level budget analysts and management with position control, labor cost distribution and budgetary control functions; provide information and instructions to management and employees of the CSU concerning specific phases of budgets and financial procedures; prepare related reports and correspondence for higher level review; document and maintain business processes, standards and procedures; provide initial troubleshooting of financial systems problems; participate in the design and installation of financial systems upgrades and required testing and verification of results; conduct extensive financial data compilation, querying and drilling on large volumes of financial data; and use integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems. This position is also responsible for leading the Accounting Technician II. This position will also work on procurement items, requisitions, purchase orders, open service orders and purchase card transaction processing and reconciliation.

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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required

Valid California Driver's License.

Specialized Skills Required
  • Experience with Oracle, ASCOT, PeopleSoft, etc.
  • Three years of professional experience budgeting, including experience with forecasting, making projections and analyzing data.
  • Experience with Excel.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Oracle Financials and PeopleSoft Human Capital Management.
  • Experience with query tools (e.g. Brio, MS Excel, or etc.) to extract data for use in a wide variety of analytical tasks.
  • Experience with California State accounting systems, processes and procedures.

Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,000 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,288 - $6,347 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 8, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 7, 2021.

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.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at mcothron@sdsu.edu.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map