Budget Analyst Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services
JOB #: 1707671
Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $4,698.00 - $5,046.00/Monthly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz. CHES provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services, facilities, employee housing and capital planning, dining services, conference services, early education services, the Bay Tree Bookstore, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas. Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children and external constituents.
CHES provides on-campus housing and dining services to nearly 9,500 undergraduate and graduate students in ten residential colleges and six multi-college affiliated residential communities which support single students and students with families. Employee housing is provided through 51 rental units at the Laureate Court apartments and 188 for-sale homes in four different locations. The units also provides off-campus student housing support and summer conference operations. CHES manages the auxiliary services units of the Bay Tree Bookstore and ID card services and offers Early Education Services for student parents.
Under the general supervision of the CAO, the Budget Analyst is responsible for fiscal administration and leadership, and the budgetary management and analysis for two colleges. Each college may include the following offices: Residential Life, Activities, technical crew maintaining rental facilities, Student Government and Student Group Office(s), Academic Advising, Provost and College Administration Office(s).
The Budget Analyst serves as the principal advisor, in consultation with the CAO, on fiscal and business operations for a large and dynamic unit, independently performing complex budgetary analysis using campus financial systems to formulate recommendations. This responsibility includes advising managers/directors on issues of budget, policy, and compliance; maintaining accurate record keeping systems; training staff on policy and procedures; providing unit managers with budget and financial reports and reviewing those reports with the unit managers; establishing appropriate internal controls; maintaining documentation for transactions performed on behalf of the unit; developing and monitoring financial, budget, and human resource projects and operations and communicating issues to appropriate staff as they arise.
The annual operating budget within each college pair is between 1.3 and 3.1 million and is comprised of auxiliary income from housing, compulsory student fees, grants and contracts, state funds, gifts and endowments, and student service fees. Each college pair employs approximately 32 career staff and 50-80 student employees. Expenditures include, but are not limited to, permanent salaries, temporary salaries, equipment, supplies, entertainment, special events, travel, reimbursements, honoraria and scholarships. The Budget Analyst monitors the expenditures of funds, assuring that all funds are administered for their intended purposes and provides innovative solutions to diverse types of problems and situations while applying University policies, procedures, and compliance with fund restrictions.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to develop and recommend solutions on a wide range of issues to meet unit needs.
Ability to independently gather required information to organize, and perform financial analysis assignments.
Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 01-25-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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