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Budget Analyst

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Department: Financial Services
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time position available on or after July 1, 2024 in University Budget Services.

      Under general direction, perform budget analysis work required to administer the CSU budgetary program and assist in providing consultative budget service to campus constituents. Incumbents in this classification are assigned to assist and may work with or under the guidance of Senior Budget Analysts and management.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Consult with and advise responsible officials on fiscal organization, fiscal procedure, and related problems. 
      • Assist higher-level budget analysts and management with position control, labor cost distribution, and budgetary control functions.
      • Update, track and assign positions numbers and funding chart-strings in PeopleSoft and Excel.
      • Process test and troubleshoot Labor Cost Distribution transactions monthly.
      • 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.
      • Review, analyze, and develop recommendations on budgetary and related fiscal affairs of an assigned area.
      • Analyze budget requests and perform continuous budgetary control of revenue and appropriations.
      • Review balance sheet items in evaluating financial resources available and impact on a budgetary program.
      • Prepare monthly and year-end closing journal entries, including systemwide transactions.
      • Perform cash flow modeling. 
      • Manage fund balances, enterprise fund budgeting and reconciliations.
      • Prepare related reports.
      • Survey and investigate budget matters, including collecting information from national databases and other institutions of higher education.
      • Analyze budget requests, including projection and revenue costs, posting of budget data to journals, registers or ledgers, and perform 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.
      • Document and maintain business processes, standards, and procedures.
      • Conduct extensive financial data compilation, querying and drilling on large volumes of financial data.
      • Use current computer word processing and spreadsheet software programs, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems, and/or other types of records management systems.
      • Provide initial troubleshooting of financial systems problems.
      • Participate in the design and installation of financial systems upgrades and required testing and verification of results.
      • Use integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field OR a combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

      Experience:  Two years of progressively responsible professional experience in analyzing data including one year involving duties such as preparation, justification and analysis or the control and administration of a budget or budgetary process.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience in a higher education or university setting.
      • Experience in CSU or higher education budgeting or finance.
      • Experience working with data query tools.
      • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials and Human Resources OR similar large complex software application.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • General knowledge of financial, budgetary and accounting principles and practices.
      • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance, administrative, personnel fiscal management and cash-flow management.
      • Working knowledge of research techniques and statistical principles and procedures.
      • Advanced proficiency with current word processing and spreadsheet software program, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems.
      • Familiarity with the principles of position control and budgetary alignment.
      • Ability to define problem areas, collect data, perform preliminary analyses and make appropriate recommendations.
      • Ability to write clear and concise analytical comments.
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $4,305 - $4,736 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full range: $4,305 - $8,308 per month)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.


      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER MAY 30, 2024. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      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. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  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, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

      The CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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