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Job Req ID:  16895

Budget Analyst

General Summary/Purpose

This role will support the team to best liaison between the University administration and the School of Medicine Central Office.  Performs comprehensive analysis and projections, relating to business or research trends to improve Departmental operational and financial effectiveness.   Perform analysis of financial reports and data, and prepare subsequent narrative analysis for management inclusive of recommendations. Develop detailed financial models to help reduce cycle times for annual budgeting, projections and reporting. Utilize knowledge of the university's financial accounting systems. This individual should have the ability to work independently to achieve departmental goals, deadlines, and desired outcomes/results.



Specific Duties & Responsibilities


  • Plans and conducts simple to moderately complex analysis to determine cost of business activities.
  • Recommends budget adjustments, and other cost improvement measures.
  • Analyzes simple to moderately complex financial data and extracts and defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability.
  • Develops simple to moderately complex financial models and reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis.
  • Interprets financial data and transactions of discretionary spending for management making economic or business decisions.
  • Reviews and evaluates current internal/external processes and makes recommendations for improvements for automating and streamlining routine tasks.
  • As assigned, generate and distribute monthly reports and create new reports to improve monitoring of revenues/expenses within the School of Medicine.
  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, and presentations/graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
  • Records, classifies, and summarizes financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as fund accounting.
  • Documents processes and procedures as needed.
  • Function as a team player and works to maintain harmonious working relationships with coworkers, peers and supervisors.
  • Recognize where coworkers need assistance and take initiative to help.
  • Maintains the medical insurance database
    • Transition database into the student information system (SIS)
    • Automate weekly/monthly functions to create time savings and better efficiencies
  • Manages the international medical student population
    • Process escrow/refund requests
    • Reconcile escrow to SIS to SAP
  • Responsible for tuition revenue line on GAAP financial statements
    • CME, KKI, HHMI and Lieber
    • Develops GAAP budget for tuition revenue
    • Provides analysis around monthly variances to budget
  • Reconciles student account receivables with SAP and student information system
    • Works with treasury to reconcile student accounts with SAP
    • Processes entries to correct differences
  • Supports the front desk operations in East Baltimore


Scope of Responsibility:

On a regular and continuing basis, develops knowledge of the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the school/division.  Exhibits sensitivity to the interrelationship of both people and functions within and outside the department.  Have an insatiable desire to solve business puzzles/challenges.


Decision Making:

On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.



May direct the activities of a function and/or represent the function at meetings.



Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring excellent oral and written communication skills.  Strong customer service orientation with internal stakeholders.



Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or other related field.

One (1) year of related progressively responsible experience.



Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the * JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *




Preferred Qualifications

Three years progressively responsible related financial experience preferred.

Knowledge of financial software applications and database utilization/management preferred.

Knowledge of SAP accounting system practices and implementation within the Hopkins environment desirable.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Advanced knowledge in the use of spreadsheets, presentations and word processing required.

MS EXCEL – Advanced, with demonstrated knowledge of macros, formulas and other advanced Excel tools and functions required.


Additional Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Access) (strongly desired)


REPORTING TOOLS – Business Objects or similar tools.

Supports Annual Budget Process; Monthly and annual close process;  Supports development of Five and Ten Year Strategic Plans; Supports Johns Hopkins Medicine/Johns Hopkins University Dowry Report and AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) Reporting;  Performs various Account Reconciliations ; Compute and project expenses and departmental chargeouts;  Oversight of Various Non-Departmental Programs.





Classified Title: Budget Analyst 
Working Title: Budget Analyst  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB 
Starting Salary Range: $43,530 - $59,795/ Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 to 5:00, lunch 12:00 - 1:00 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick 
Department name: 10002568-SOM Admin Finance Budget and Accounting 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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