Strategic Planning & Budget Analyst, Senior
Arizona State University
Office of Planning & Budget
Under administrative direction, performs work of significant difficulty to support campus-wide strategic planning, financial forecasting, and analysis processes. Develops and prepares analysis of models in support of strategic plans, budget performance, longer-term strategic planning, budget analyses and forecasts, program outcomes, performance indicators, and other metrics that support administration decision-making. Supports preparation of required strategic planning documents. Supports analysis of complex proposals led by senior departmental staff.
Depends on experience
Prepares detailed financial analyses to evaluate budget trends, including, but not limited to, revenue and cost analyses and budget forecasts. Evaluates critical cost pools and works with units to identify cost saving measures, including utilities, employee benefits, debt service, and other general university expenses. Develops financial forecasts for university, including mid and longer range budget planning models, and develops appropriate what-if analyses to support university administration decision-making. Analyzes tuition trends and develops revenue forecasts to provide data for decision making. Develops trending and forecasting analyses and tools as appropriate based on identified needs and/or requests. Participates in the development of mid and long range predictive enrollment, space, staffing, and financial models that support strategic planning efforts and executive decision-making. Prepares analyses that support strategic planning, and analyzes key trends and parameters to support planning efforts. Confers with subordinate level staff concerning analyses and forecasts, performance indicators and accountability reports associated with the operations of the university; may occasionally supervise subordinate level staff in the completion of specific assignments. Assists in developing planning and analysis models to meet internal information needs of ASU's administration and to comply with accountability and reporting requirements of the Board of Regents, the Governor's Office, the Legislature, and the federal government. Supports development of university budget, Master List, and Strategic Plan. Compares data from a variety of sources to assure accuracy using judgment and relying on considerable subject matter knowledge. Gathers information, identifies analysis methodologies, and develops written and graphic results of the evaluation of data involving applications of technical financial knowledge to support the university's senior administration decision-making. Receives assignments and/or direction form the Director or senior subordinate as functionally required. Performs all other job related activities as required/requested.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five(5) years of experience in financial or budget analysis or strategic planning: OR, Master's degree in a related field and three(3) years of experience in financial or budget analysis or strategic planning; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, concepts and practices in government and university governance involving fiscal control, budgeting, strategic planning, information analysis, forecasting, reporting and assessment.
Demonstrated knowledge of university and unit organization and mission, as well as funding structure, leadership practices, strategic plans, policies and operations of academic and non academic units.
Demonstrated knowledge of strategic and financial planning/modeling principles, methods and practices.
Demonstrated knowledge of computer database, spreadsheet, statistical, and word-processing packages.
Demonstrated knowledge of factors/items/methods of forecasting, budgeting and economic trending.
Experience in developing forecast and tracking models that integrate disparate statistical, trend and financial information.
Experience in evaluating a variety of fiscal policy, economic, or political factors affecting strategic planning and budgeting needs, problems, and plans.
Evidence of effective verbal and written communication to include graphic presentation of data.
Experience in interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with mid-level administrators of the university.
Experience in working effectively in an environment subject to quickly changing and potentially conflicting priorities.
Experience in effectively synthesizing large amounts of complex detailed materials for presentation and review to varying audiences.
Experience in identifying appropriate data sources, extracting and manipulating data from multiple and diverse database sources by designing, refining and running complex data queries.
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.
Planning and Budget is responsible for developing overall budget planning, forecasting, process, structure and allocations, as well as institutional reporting and analysis. The University Provost determines all academic budgeting and resource allocations. Additional support functions include Strategic Planning and Budget Analysis (SPBA), Budget Operations, and Management Analysis. SPBA provides planning, modeling, forecasting, and general analytic support. Budget Operations handles external reporting requirements and information requests from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) and Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB). Budget Operations also manages the annual budget process, with support from SPBA. Management Analysis prepares analysis, modeling, and reporting for the Business and Finance organization. It also includes the Strategic Tracking, Analysis and Reporting (STAR) administrative team.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meet the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU Associate VP Planning and Budget will not be a sponsor for this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
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