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Financial Service Specialist II

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Budget Analyst Senior’s position participates in the budget development, submission, execution and close-out process for operating and capital outlay budgets. Duties include: provides assistance, guidance and training to account managers in developing and monitoring budgets; analyzes budget requests from departments to ensure accuracy and reflect adherence to University strategic initiatives; prepares budget executions and loads budgets in the Banner Finance system; develops and analyzes reports that demonstrate the health of the university; prepares reports and analysis for submission to central offices of the Commonwealth, the Department of Planning and Budget (DPB), the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), or VSU Administration. Additional duties include: analyzing and forecasting expenditures; makes recommendations to the Budget Director and Vice President for Finance for budget regarding tuition and fees for the upcoming fiscal year; and develops recommendations to improve budget processes and procedures to increase effectiveness.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor degree in accounting, economics, finance, public administration, business administration or related field or equivalent combination of education, experience and training. The successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of principles and practices of program budget planning, development, evaluation, execution, and generally accepted accounting principles. Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate budget management functions. Proven experience preparing evaluations of complex budget requests. Demonstrated ability to work with agency management; communicate, orally and in writing; and, presentation skills to discuss budgets and recommendations effectively. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge and experience using mainframe and/or server based administrative computer systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in accounting, economics, finance, public administration or business administration. Experience and knowledge of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s planning and budgeting cycle. Knowledge of budgeting processes in public higher education institutions.

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University only accepts applications for employment through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. To complete an application online, visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com.

The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal history background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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