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Job Req ID:  24656

Budget Analyst


General Summary/Purpose:

The Budget Analyst position will provide direct financial and administrative support to the Administrator and Financial Manager of the Engineering for Professionals division.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Financial Related (80%)

  • Position will be responsible for review and release of semester faculty appointments, graders, independent studies, guest lecturers, developers and other appointments.
  • Review and process of faculty-related ISRs, bi-weekly APL payroll spreadsheets.
  • Monitor JIRA database of requests submitted to EP Finance, triaging ensuring that all requests are resolved within agreed service levels and that tickets are kept up to date using divisional process manual.
  • Prepare and process documents related to faculty payroll/salary, expense reimbursements for employees and non-employees, online payment requests, shopping carts, as needed.
  • Track documents from creation to payment and troubleshoot any problems that may occur.
  • Assist in the review/approval of expenses on a monthly basis for Purchasing Card holders to ensure all charges have been reviewed before monthly deadline.
  • Complete non-payroll and payroll cost transfers as needed to assure correct expenses are charged to the appropriate accounts.
  • Responsible for performing monthly reconciliation of program and non-program related accounts. Develop and generate SAP/Business Analysis financial reports and files and verify budget and expenditures to ensure compliance with university and/or agency regulations and restrictions.
  • Budget Analyst will also assist Financial Manager with monitoring project end dates to ensure compliance of expenditures during project period.
  • Assist with development of annual department budget and re-projection for submission to Business office recommending budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures to ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Provide thorough analysis of financial data in order to determine/recommend actions.
  • Discuss any shortfalls and surpluses with the Financial Manager.
  • Identify issues with procurement, contracts, payroll, payments and budgets and directly communicate to the Financial Manager.
  • Position will confer with the appropriate internal and external administrative offices to ensure that required procedures are followed; provide instruction, training and guidance to others related to purchases and budget procedures as well as policy and procedures and will serve as the liaison between EP' s faculty: and staff with the University's purchasing, payroll, and accounting departments.
  • Will identify budget issues, provide alternative solutions, and resolve problems; monitor expenditures through the budgetary period; assist in review, development, and processing of contracts with vendors; prepare statistical data reports on finances and faculty.
  • Serve as point of contact for questions regarding transaction policy and procedure.
  • Provide guidance/training of these processes to department as needed.
  • Carry out other related duties, as assigned.


Administrative Related (20%)

  • Assists with managing and maintaining electronic filing system and records for reconciliation and faculty personnel. Ensure proper recordkeeping to comply with JHU and federal audit policies.
  • Communicate with appropriate internal and external administrative offices to ensure that established policies and procedures are followed. Offices include Accounts Payable, Supply Chain, Accounts Receivable, Sponsored Projects, Internal Audits, Johns Hopkins University Research Administration, and other JHU departments and service centers.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, completion, and update of departmental policies related to fiscal and operational budget issues.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or other 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:

  • Three years of related administration and finance experience.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to verify transactions are allowable, allocable, and compliant with University, Federal, and Private sponsoring agency guidelines. This requires strong analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to exercise discretion and judgment.
  • Extensive experience working with various software applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) is required.
  • Knowledge of University financial policies, practices and procedures, and SAP experience is helpful.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad cross-section of clients.
  • Must be collaborative with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Must be able to set and manage multiple priorities, and respond quickly to changing needs and goals.
  • Ability to work for long periods of time without direction, prioritize own work and work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously in order to meet various concurrent deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise administrative judgment and discretion and assume responsibility for consequences and results of actions.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and administration within the University as well as external contacts.
  • Exercise mature judgment, sensitivity, and diplomacy when dealing with all internal and external constituents.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Work constructively as part of a team.
  • Must have good customer service skills, be highly organized and proactive.
  • Willing to work with internal and external contacts to coordinate and distribute information necessary to complete tasks involving multiple departments, staff members, and locations.


Classified Title: Budget Analyst 
Working Title: Budget Analyst  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB 
Starting Salary Range: $22.32 to $30.66 per hour
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001473-EP Personnel 
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering


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


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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


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