Job Details

California State University, Stanislaus
  • Position Number: 4555024
  • Location: Turlock, CA
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

Budget Analyst

Job no: 531462
Department: Financial Services
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Finance/Accounting, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Position Summary
Full-time position available on or after October 15, 2023 in University Budget Services.

Under general supervision, the Budget Analyst is responsible for training campus
personnel in effective budgeting, data collection and analysis, and related topics. The
incumbent is also responsible for year-round budget monitoring, review, position control maintenance, and processing budget and payroll transfers.

Job Duties
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Prepares budget transfer journal entries and payroll transfers as required.
  • Supports the preparation and allocation of the comprehensive annual operating budget programs, assisting in ensuring the financial integrity of the campus is maintained.
  • Administers the budgetary portion of campus-wide Labor Cost Distribution (LCD) program for positions within the context of financial and budgetary policies, practices and expert knowledge of data flow.
  • Reviews and assigns position numbers in PeopleSoft Human Resources, to ensure posting of payroll in the approved and appropriate chart fields.
  • Routinely performs problem-solving and advising to ensure correct posting in PeopleSoft Finance, working with Payroll, Human Resources, IT, Division Management & Analysts, and campus departments.
  • Assists in identifying and documenting unanticipated LCD problems, and recommends changes in practice within the context of position funding, coding, and outcomes.
  • Processes the monthly LCD posting to the general ledger.
  • Assists with reconciling LCD positions with budget submissions to support campus position control.
  • Maintains position management files in Excel and budgeting software.
  • Analyzes budgetary data and financial information; prepares reports to illustrate findings.
  • Supports or develops budgetary information through analysis and forecasting within complex financial environment and within context of policies, practices and expert knowledge of data flow and budgetary requirements.
  • Assist in reviewing and analyzing student fees, self-support funds and trust funds.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities.
    Experience: Two years of progressively responsible professional experience in analyzing data including one year involving duties such as preparation, justification and analysis or the control and administration of a budget or budgetary process.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree from a four-year college or university in Public or Business Administration.
  • Expertise in Excel and with data query tools such as Hyperion or similar products.
  • Demonstrated experience in information retrieval and data presentation an reporting.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials and Human Resources OR similar large complex software application. Implementation experience.
  • CSU or higher education budgetary or financial experience.
  • Campus-wide or company-wide budgetary program analysis, planning or administration.
  • General knowledge of the purpose, functions, and fiscal organization of the CSU campuses; principles of position control and budgetary alignment.
  • Ability to perform analyses and present information in clear, concise reports.
  • Assume responsibility and initiative to prioritize emerging issues and handle concurrent multiple tasking.
  • Prior experience working with representatives handling potentially sensitive situations and confidential information.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • General knowledge of financial, budgetary and accounting principles and practices.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance, administrative, personnel fiscal management and cash-flow management.
  • Working knowledge of research techniques and statistical principles and procedures.
  • Advanced proficiency with current word processing and spreadsheet software program, web browsers, query tools, integrated financial systems and/or other types of records management systems.
  • Familiarity with the principles of position control and budgetary alignment.
  • Ability to define problem areas, collect data, perform preliminary analyses and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to write clear and concise analytical comments.

    Salary Range
    Anticipated salary will be $4,100 - $5,309 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full [Classification Name here] range: $4,100 - $7,912 per month)

    Compensation & Benefits
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    How to Apply
    To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resume. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

    Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    Application Deadline
    OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 14, 2023. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Additional Information
    Campus & Area
    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


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