School of Education Budget Analyst (528125)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Channel Islands
  • Camarillo, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administrative Analysis and Research Education and Training

Job Description


Division of Academic Affairs/School of Education

Budget Analyst


Budget Management : Performs methodical budget analysis required to support effective planning, development, allocation, and management of SOE’s various budgets and funds including general fund, grants, foundation, IDC, and any other funds that are allocated to School of Education. Provides analytical support for the annual budget development process including the coordination and preparation of unit budgets for the School of Education and other University programs assigned to the Dean of the School of Education. Assists Program Chairs and the Dean in budget management, budget expenditure, and temporary faculty expenditure to ensure that programs are within budget parameters. Advises and manages the expenditures on faculty and SOE programs’ internal grant allocation to ensure expenditures comply with the grant conditions and are within budget parameters. Reviews and manages fund balance and informs the Dean and Program Chairs of available resources for all fund management. Reconciles and ensures the accuracy of budget allocations and submits budget transfers as necessary. Performs monthly reconciliation to ensure the transaction accuracy and submits various accounting forms such as Related Entity Transactions (RETs) and Journal Entry Transactions (JETs) as necessary for transaction correction.

Operation Support : Assists the Dean and SOE Program Chairs in the financial management of all academic operations, including the faculty workload, class scheduling, student teacher supervision, residency mentor, program and unit enrollments, identification of unit priorities, and implementation of special projects. Develops practices and processes within SOE for efficient and effective program and financial operations. Provides guidance and training for managing enrollment and finances; works with the School of Education Academic Program Assessment Analyst to review the academic planning report for the School of Education programs and faculty workload input. Calculates and analyzes program data such as Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES), Full-Time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF), Student Faculty Ratio (SFR), Weighted Teaching Units (WTU), etc. for planning and forecasting. Reviews financial department reports and advises the Dean and the Academic Affairs’ budget officer of budget, funding, financial, and system issues. Analyzes operational procedural problems and develops recommendations for solutions. Implements operating procedures based on best practices and the requirements of programs and department. Serves as the primary contact for Interagency Financial Transactions (IFTs) that come to School of Education and verifies the accounting string. Initiates IFTs for School of Education as necessary.

Position Management : Works closely with Academic Planning and Budgeting office, Faculty Affairs, and Human Resources to monitor all positions in School of Education and performs position reconciliation for accuracy. Submits Position Management Action Form (PMAFs) for position updates. Ensures all School of Education payroll expenses are coded accurately and processes payroll expenditure transfer request for any adjustments as necessary. Provides support for School of Education staff recruitment effort by submitting all pre-recruitment paperwork and creating job cards in CHRS. Submits hiring documentation for School of Education employees related to, but not limited to, temporary assignment, reclassification, in-range/in-class progression, stipend, etc.

Unit and Program Support : Provides fiscal guidance to Dean, Associate Dean, and Program Chairs, and program support staff. Assists programs with fiscal responsibilities including reviewing, preparing, and processing forms to finance, purchasing, accounts payable, HR, payroll, etc. Assists with SOE onboarding for new faculty, staff, and administrators as necessary. Provides travel guidance to SOE administrators, faculty, and staff as needed. Handles administrative and operational support for travel requests, including booking, travel claims, international travel and risk related forms for faculty-approved travel. Provides training and supports in using the Certify module for faculty to submit reimbursement requests.

Grant Support : Provides post-award support to the Dean of School of Education when a sponsor awards funding to the Dean of School of Education as the Principal Investigator (PI). Assists PI in administering the projects including support in processing purchasing, personnel actions, and other project-related actions. Assists PI in maintaining back-up documentation for grant expenditures, reconciles grant expenditures on a regular basis. Works closely with PI, Financial Services, RSP, and other professional staff to assist the PI in meeting award requirements. Provides MSFT/IRA grant management support to SOE departments with fund information to ensure funds are coded correctly and expensed by corresponding deadlines.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or closely related field required; master’s degree (MBA or MPA) preferred. At least three years of moderate to complex analytical experience performing work involving preparation, analysis, and presentation of budgets is required; five years is preferred. Must have at least three years of experience in a university office.

Extensive experience and thorough knowledge in an academic administrative environment including experience in: (1) budgetary procedures; (2) accepted accounting principles and ability to apply extensive expertise to complex principles and practices of fiscal management; and (3) interactive database systems, such as PeopleSoft to manage budget, personnel, and student enrollment functions. Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented, busy work environment. Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with administrative and staff colleagues in Academic Affairs, Academic Planning and Budgeting, Faculty Affairs, Advancement, Human Resources, Business and Financial Affairs, and Enrollment Management. Excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiate and establish priorities to achieve results and expedite projects. Ability to work independently and to develop and implement operational strategies in solving problems. Ability to analyze and interpret university policies and procedures and effectively interact with all levels of staff and administration and handle situations of a sensitive and confidential nature.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

Hiring Range: $4,500 - $5,833 per month

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Camarillo, California 93012 United States View Map