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Capital Budget Analyst

Apply now Job no: 516115
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Budget and Financial Planning
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Budget Analyst, Payroll & Position Management, the Capital Budget Analyst is a key member of the Budget and Financial Planning and Financial Services team providing operational and analytical support for the University’s extensive capital budget and facilities improvement program.

The Capital Budget Analyst will manage budgeting for campus capital projects funded from all sources including campus operating and capital funds, the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA), state funds, gifts, and other internal and external sources. The position will develop and maintain routine management level and executive level reports on project budgets, expenditures and project progress and will work closely with campus Facilities Management, the campus Controllers Office, UMBA, the President’s Office and state agencies to ensure accurate and timely capital project set-up and reporting.

The Office of Budget & Financial Planning is responsible for analyzing, posting, maintaining, and monitoring all budgets at UMass Lowell, with the exception of sponsored project budgets.  The Office is responsible for the development and implementation of the annual operating budget and assists in the development and implementation of capital budgets for the campus.  The Office provides support to university administrators and its departments in developing and implementing short and long-range financial plans for the campus.  It prepares reports on a regular basis for the Chancellor, campus managers and for the President’s Office. The Office also provides support to the end-user community in PeopleSoft processing and reporting and for assistance with general budget and finance related questions. 

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Preferably in Accounting or related field)

Additional Considerations:

  • Knowledgeable of GAAP and GASB
  • Higher education or non-profit experience
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work as a team player and build strong interpersonal relationships with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with database software, report writers
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work time sensitive deadlines


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience:

  • 0 to 3 years of capital budgeting, budgeting or accounting experience preferably in University or large non-profit organization

Technical skills:

  • Demonstrated experience with capital budget, accounting and financial analysis and reporting
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point). Working knowledge of PeopleSoft finance or other ERP system

Communication and Other skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Other skills necessary for this job include excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills, an attention to detail, an ability to work independently, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment with flexibility to perform other functions as directed.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.      

This is a Non-Unit, Professional position, Grade P16

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  

 

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