Analyst, Budget and Financial

Position Details

Position Information

Title Analyst, Budget and Financial
Department UITS-UITS Admin (9520)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona, University Information Technology Services department, Finance and Administration unit is recruiting for an adaptable, energetic and knowledgeable individual to work closely with our Senior Director of Finance and Administration to perform detailed financial and budget analysis.

The selected individual will be responsible for interpreting and developing detailed cost and investment accounting information and providing recommendations regarding the efficient utilization of resources. The selected analyst will collaborate in solving complex technical problems in areas where no precedent exists. In addition, they will also assist and conduct budget analysis and monitor financial reports for designated accounts and/or capital projects.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

•Financial analysis: Performs specialized financial or cost analyses such as Cash flow and Return on Investment analysis; prepares related reports such as pro forma financial statements. Obtains, organizes, and analyzes financial data and prepares reports.
•Annual budgeting: assist in the annual departmental budgeting process. Collaborate with the financial team members and create reports and analysis for each UITS department to develop their operational expense budget to support the overall UITS mission and strategies.
• Budget maintenance: Perform the budget vs Actual analysis for each department and provide the insight to the department to keep their budgeted spending in line with the pre-agreed level.
• Project and investment analysis: perform cost-benefit analysis on multi-year investment projects. Assists in advising departments with respect to interpreting cost and spending data; recommends alternative solutions to cost accounting problems.
• Provides technical assistance in the design of analytical reporting systems using the UAccess Analytics.
• Assists in reviews of financial and internal controls to determine whether such controls are adequate to meet management objectives and ensure the safeguarding of assets; recommends and implements security and system control procedures.
• Performs specific tasks related to reviews of management practices and policies; recommends changes to enhance operating efficiencies.
• Produces specific plans using computer systems.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of cost and financial accounting principles, practices and procedures.
• Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting management studies, system analyses and financial analyses.
• Skill in preparing budgets and forecasting.
• Knowledge of internal control systems and procedures.
• Skill in the use of personal computers and related financial and statistical software products.
• Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field AND one year budget, accounting or related experience;

•Five years of budget, accounting or related experience;

•Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Computer, Engineering and Technical
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22420
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Melanie Hornstein
Human Resources Representative

Open Date 02/15/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/27/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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