University Budget Analyst
Humboldt State University

University Budget Analyst

Close: February 28, 2014

(Job #14-08) University Budget Analyst, Administrative Analyst/Specialist I, Non-Exempt (AA/S I NE) $3,288 - $5,263/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefited, probationary, 12-month position in the University Budget Office.

Position Summary: This position is responsible for performing a variety of day-to-day administrative and technical duties of moderate complexity requiring knowledge of methods and procedures in support of the University Budget Office (UBO). Administrative and analytical work will relate primarily to day-to-day operations and procedures. Assignments will require the use of independent judgment to make decisions, interpret and apply a wide range of policies and procedures, related to the ongoing operations of the UBO.

Duties: Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: preparation and posting of budget journals to the general ledger; monitoring and reconciling revenues and expenses for conformance to the yearly budget plan; performing detailed research and trend analysis; compiling monthly and quarterly reports; analysis, preparation, testing and processing of transactions using the PeopleSoft Common Financial System (CFS) and any other adopted budgeting systems; and training on the use of financial reports.

Research and answer questions; provide information and help to staff, including new staff, on day-to-day budgeting processes; use of the various information systems, and general orientation; analyze, document and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures related to the University Budget including preparation and posting of business process guides for use in the UBO and/or by campus end users.

Maintain UBO day-to-day operations: answer phone calls, distribute and reply to mail, email and Nolij or other workflow system requests; preparation and distribution of agendas and meeting minutes for groups and committees administered or supported by the UBO; update and maintain the UBO website, Google groups, meeting calendars, and other budget related communications.

Minimum Qualifications: Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree (Accounting, Business Administration, Information Technology, or other closely related field) or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative polices, procedures, practices, or programs. Two years of experience in a budget or accounting role at a large/complex organization performing duties and handling responsibilities at a level commensurate with this position is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental budgeting, accounting and public finance. Comprehensive knowledge of or ability to learn quickly the financial structure, procedures and organization of the CSU and CSU Humboldt. Comprehensive knowledge of or ability to learn quickly CSU Humboldt budget, budget development, budget administration, funding policies, and CSU system and CSU Humboldt administrative requirements and policies. Possess the ability to analyze data and draw logical conclusions, using tools such as spreadsheets and reporting systems. Ability to work in a high pressure environment and meet established deadlines. Must have a positive attitude, personal integrity, trustworthiness and a willingness to collaboratively complete tasks. Possess the ability to establish and maintain working relationships and communicate effectively, both written and orally, with staff, students, and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Budget or financial experience at a university, or public agency; general understanding of State of California and California State University budgeting practices; accuracy and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word; and web development software. Familiarity with Oracle/PeopleSoft administrative systems, OBIEE and other enterprise systems is a plus.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to Human Resources, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA, 95521-8299 or via email to In addition to the above, please remember to complete the HSU Employment Application. Applications that do not include the HSU Employment Application will not be considered.

Application Deadline: All applications must be received or postmarked by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2014.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Resources
Siemens Hall - Room 211
Arcata, CA
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education--or activities only part of which are qualifying--will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Class Code: 1038

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Publication Date: February 14, 2014

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/ADA Employer. Applications from and nominations of qualified women, minority candidates, covered veterans and disabled persons are particularly encouraged. Humboldt State University hires only individuals authorized to work in the United States.

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 as a condition of employment.


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Human Resources
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, 95521