Job Req ID:  112804

Budget Analyst

We are seeking a Budget Analyst who will manage daily financial activities in the Department of Anthropology, including non-sponsored and sponsored accounts, manage and process SAP-related documents, payroll-related activities for faculty & students, reimbursements via Concur and SAP, and arrange for the allocation, payment, and reconciliation of departmental procurement and travel cards. They will also oversee the monthly reconciliation of the department’s main account, assist with budget planning, manage financial activities for endowment funds, and assist the Islamic Studies department when needed.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


Departmental Administration

  • Respond to questions from students and faculty promptly and courteously. This includes answering inquiries about finances and anything else they may need help with. This will help students—domestic and foreign—understand JHU's numerous processes and policies.
  • Assist new faculty and staff with relocation and funding inquiries. Troubleshoot technical issues for students and faculty with departmental, financial, and school systems and applications.
  • Assist colleagues in planning, promoting, funding, and organizing departmental events for staff, students, JHU, and the general public regularly.
  • Provide primers and guidance on JHU guidelines for travel, finance, and other aspects as faculty and student concerns arise.


Financial Administration

  • Process accounts payable, procurement & travel card transactions, awards, event expenses, and research reimbursements for professors and students.
  • Track costs, identify discrepancies, and consult with internal constituents to find solutions.
  • Troubleshoot unique financial situations around reimbursement, fellowship payments, and assistantship payments, per the global nature of Anthropology/Islamic Studies research.
  • Establishing and closing the department budget and sponsored project files as per deadlines and fiscal year.
  • Deposit external funds and ensure accounts are created, administered, and closed according to agency and university guidelines.
  • Enroll new payees & participants in PaymentWorks, and help troubleshoot the process, particularly in the case of those with international banking.
  • Assist with arranging travel, domestic and international, for non-JHU visitors for conferences & events, using the department’s CBTC, and in collaboration with faculty/students and World Travel Inc.
  • Initiate journal transfers between departments and funds, as needed for events, conferences, projects, and repayments.
  • Initiate payroll changes for faculty and students, per yearly adjustments and new funding.
  • Supervises the payment of student workers, both research and office assistants, ensuring accurate timesheets and timely compensation.
  • Collaborates across KSAS and the university, to request or offer assistance, learn or teach administrative knowledge, and ensure faculty, students, and departments have the correct funds in the correct place.
  • Teach staff and students about JHU's many financial policies that apply to their needs, including travel regulations, acceptable and permissible reimbursements, and reimbursement cycles.
  • Organize and maintain department, student, and faculty database documents to track non-sponsored and sponsored funding activity.
  • Organizes & maintains accurate, secure, and up-to-date financial records.
  • Creates and updates database records with minimal errors.
  • Provide clear, concise, accurate, and timely analysis to support the department, faculty, administrator, and departmental chair’s decision-making.
  • Decisively completes transactions and answers inquiries about data and technology.
  • Maintains professional, courteous communications with internal and external contacts.


Grants Administration

  • Work in tandem with the sponsored projects team, students, and faculty.
  • Facilitate submission of grant proposals through COEUS/FIBI and Research.gov
  • Review proposal documents to ensure that applicable direct and indirect cost rates are calculated and applied.
  • Review grant guidelines for the university and sponsor with PI and co-PIs.
  • Review and edit grant proposal text, while conferring with faculty, to ensure clear & consistent language in proposal documents.
  • Process timely reimbursements via SAP & Concur, with additional consideration of additional sponsor & JHU requirements.
  • Initiate and collaborate with PIs with reports, extensions, and other regular administrative matters specific to sponsored projects.
  • Confers with sponsored projects for proposal clarifications or problem resolution.
  • Disseminate information to key parties promptly, as is required with the short window between JHURA approval and final proposal submissions.
  • Communicate between the PIs, JHURA, and the sponsored projects team to ensure all parties are kept up to date on current and forthcoming issues.
  • Schedules & arranges all other workflows around time-sensitive grant needs of faculty & students, often remotely while PIs are abroad or otherwise remote.
  • Educate PIs about the process, as well as the administrative requirements of the sponsor & JHU.
  • Confer with students before field research to review the completion and submission of expense logs, receipts, and reimbursement policies.
  • Work with students while they are abroad in the field, to compile & submit regular (and personally vital) reimbursements from their grant funds.
  • Analyze expenditure logs to verify costs per approved proposal budgets, as well as sponsor & JHU guidelines.
  • Submits documentation within established guidelines.
  • Monitors the calendar concerning Anthropology grant deadlines and opportunities.
  • Under impending deadlines, assist PIs in completing their proposals to represent JHU to the sponsor.
  • Perform other duties assigned.


Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication, financial, analytical, organizational, and computer skills.
  • Ability to initiate and complete work assignments with a minimum of direction, exercising sound independent judgment while also understanding when additional direction/expertise is needed on matters of complexity.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in office technology (Teams, Zoom, Zoom capable TVs, Windows 8/10/11), including financial accounting systems and Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access).
  • Ability to operate common office equipment, including computers, facsimile (FAX), photocopiers, and printers.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and requirements in a fast-paced environment.
  • General understanding of external Federal Guidelines and procedures regarding grants and contracts.
  • Demonstrate a continued willingness to learn new systems, applications, and methods to better serve the department and JHU.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field.
  • One 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.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Administration, or a related field.
  • Experience with the federal & private grants process.
  • Strong familiarity with,

            Johns Hopkins’ financial systems

            SAP functions & navigation, Concur.

            COEUS/FIBI

            Research.gov

            PaymentWorks

            TimesheetX

            SIS & SEAM

 


 

Classified Title: Budget Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB  
Starting Salary Range: Min $45,700 - Mid $62,850 - Max $80,000 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Anthropology  
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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 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.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

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Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

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