Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary purpose of the Budget Analyst position is to (1) provide budgeting and accounting expertise for administration and campus departments; (2) to control and report on the University's State operating funds, and to support designated Institutional Trust Fund budgets; (3) prepares, reviews and submits requests for budget revisions for internal approval and for external approval by the UNC System Office and the Office of State Budget and Management, as appropriate; (4) responsible for preparing and facilitating the delivery of miscellaneous budget reports and ad-hoc reports for internal customers including, but not limited to, the Chancellor's Office, Vice Chancellors, Deans and College Business Managers; (5) coordinates and provides comprehensive training on budgets in one-on-one and group environments.
In the absence of the Assistant Budget Director, the Budget Analyst is expected to act on his/her behalf in providing support to the University Budget Director and management, communicating with external governing agencies regarding the state operating budget, and ensuring that any deadlines are met, as well as monitoring any requests in other areas and communicating them to the proper staff person(s). May be required to perform other tasks as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, or related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
The successful candidate must possess the following knowledge/skills: a working knowledge of established governmental and departmental budgeting and accounting practices and procedures; knowledge of Banner Finance or an equivalent ERP system; proficient knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel); ability to understand interpret and apply the laws and regulations governing the maintenance of financial records; ability to prepare fiscal reports and analyses of financial documents; ability to instruct campus-wide personnel regarding budget-related procedures and topics; ability to work independently with little or no supervision; initiative to see projects and assignments through to completion; to learn, interpret and analyze information to make necessary decisions; to exercise judgment and discretion in problem solving; ability to prioritize, manage and successfully complete multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to work flexible schedules during periods of peak volume; excellent analytical and organizational skills along with demonstrative written and oral communication skills; requisite interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of individuals in a high pressure environment.
Commitment to support the University's mission and build positive collaborative relationships with all University constituents.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.