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Finance Budget Analysts I and II (Multiple Positions)

Company: California State University, Sacramento
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:



Finance Budget Analysts I and II (Multiple Positions)

Job No: 535058
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Titles: Finance Budget Analyst I and Finance Budget Analyst II

Classification Titles: Administrative Support Analyst I and Administrative Support Analyst II

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, February 5, 2024 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference


Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Vice President for Budget Planning and Administration (BPA) and with guidance from lead budget analysts, the incumbent is responsible for processing routine fiscal transactions, reviewing and analyzing less complex division and program budgets and projections, and accessing and running fiscal reports from campus and CSU systems. This includes but is not limited to posting budgets, budget transfers, and Interagency Financial Transactions (IFTs), logging and tracking position requests and salary adjustments, and running reports from the Financial Data Warehouse (FDW). The incumbent is also responsible for working collaboratively with other analysts in the budget office to plan and prepare the annual budget, to prepare and review quarterly revenue and expenditure projections, and to review and analyze year-end reports for submission to the Chancellor's Office

FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • Administrative Support Analyst I $4,500 per month - $4,800 per month; commensurate with the candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.
  • Administrative Support Analyst II $5,200 per month - $5,600 per month; commensurate with the candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.
    CSU Classification Salary Range:
    • Administrative Support Analyst I $4,170 per month -$7,545 per month
    • Administrative Support Analyst II $5,022 per month -$9,083 per month
      Best-in-class Benefits:

      CSU Total Compensation:

      Salary Grade/Range: 2 or 3

      Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

      Time Base: Full-Time

      Work Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday. Partial telework schedule may be available after probationary period, subject to management approval.

      Department Information

      Budget Planning & Administration (BPA) supports the campus by estimating and allocating the fiscal resources needed by divisions and programs working to achieve student success and implement imperatives. In collaboration with the President's Budget Advisory Committee, BPA facilities a transparent budget development process that considers and makes funding recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year. More specifically, the BPA team analyzes historical and anticipated expenditures, prepares various expense and funding scenarios, and documents budget decisions. BPA also allocates funds in alignment with the approved budget and as received by the Chancellor's Office, monitors expenses and fund balances throughout the year, and effectuates fund transfers as needed and requested by divisions. In addition, BPA serves as a resource across the campus to analyze and make recommendations on the fiscal impact of decisions, such as developing pro-formas for capital projects, analyzing changes to Category IV and V fees, reviewing the fiscal health of auxiliaries and self-support organizations, and managing position changes.



      Minimum Qualifications

      Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

      Required Qualifications

      Finance Budget Analyst I

      Education/Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field, with a concentration in Public or Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance, and/or an equivalent training involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, and practices.
    • Experience with automated financial systems, complex spreadsheets, databases, and database query tools.
    • Proficiency in standard office equipment (i.e. copier, scanner, printers) as well as Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Experience performing research, collecting data, analyzing, organizing and applying the data.
      Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
    • Excellent organizational, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Ability to coordinate and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals at all levels within the University and external constituencies.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
      Finance Budget Analyst II

      Education/Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field, with a concentration in public or business administration, Accounting, or Finance and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
    • Progressively responsible experience in budgeting, financials, and/or accounting related fields.
    • Experience with automated financial systems, complex spreadsheets, databases, and/or database query tools.
      Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Excellent organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills (i.e. complex financial and data analysis, multiple fund sources).
    • Proficiency using standard office software programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook calendar/email) in a Windows Operating System environment.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to consult, advise and train others (e.g. present and explain budget topics to various constituencies).
    • Ability to monitor and reconcile financial activity, as well as make financial projections and prepare related reports (e.g. budgeting and reconciliation for capital projects, multiple fund sources).
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse environment.
    • Excellent attention to detail and ability to adhere to processes and procedures.
    • Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
      Preferred Qualifications

      Finance Budget Analyst I
    • Administrative, accounting, or budgeting experience within the California State University system
    • Experience working with CMS/CFS (Common Management Systems, Financial Systems, HR) or other similar software enterprise systems.
    • Knowledge of position management principles and practices
      Finance Budget Analyst II
    • Experience in a higher education environment, a California public agency, or the California State University institution.
    • Experience using CMS/CFS (Common Management System - Financials, HR) or other similar software enterprise systems.
    • Experience in Position based budgeting and position management.
    • Experience in financial forecasting and data analytics.
      Documents Needed to Apply

      Resume and cover letter.

      Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

      About Sacramento State

      is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

      "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

      As evidenced by the values embedded in our , Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

      To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the page.

      Equal Employment Opportunity
      California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

      It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

      The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

      Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is 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 Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

      Background Check Disclaimer

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

      COVID19 Vaccination Policy

      Effective May 2023, per the , it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

      Out of State Employment

      Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

      As of January 1, 2022 the prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

      Eligibility Verification

      Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

      Note to Applicants:

      Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



      Advertised: January 22, 2024 (9:25 AM)
      Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

      To apply, visit







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