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    Classified Staff Job Description

    The University of Arizona

    Human Resources

    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 070620
    Title: Budget Analyst, Principal
    Pay Grade: 62
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Assists in university budget preparation or conducts budget analysis and presentations; assists in development of University budget policies and procedures; ensures that budget/position control procedures are consistent with University policy.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is the third in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from lower level classifications by the scope of budget responsibilities. Incumbents in this class perform duties for overall university and executive budgets and does not routinely work with individual departments in developing departmental budgets.

    Example of Duties:
    • Supervises, monitors or coordinates activities of subordinates.
    • Develops revenue and expenditure forecasts for budget preparation and prepares supporting statistical documentation.
    • Monitors budgets and position control system, identifies and analyzes variance and coordinates activities with the departments to correct problems.
    • Monitors the processing of documentation necessary for accurate control and accountability of all budgeted areas.
    • Advises deans, department heads and directors with respect to budgetary and/or position control.
    • Converts approved budget into departmental format and prepares it for entry into the financial system.
    • Compiles statistical information for various financial management reports.
    • Forecasts cash flow for administrative planning.
    • Analyzes budget requests and transfers, scholarship and fee waivers and decision packages from departments to ensure budget guidelines are followed and to make summaries for further review.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of the principles and practice of governmental budgeting, financial and manpower reporting.
    • Knowledge of electronic data processing as applies to budgeting.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget control systems and of appropriation processes.
    • Skill in preparing budgets and forecasting.
    • Skill in implementing budget and position control systems.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or a directly related field AND three years of professional budget and accounting experience; OR,
      • Seven years of professional budget, accounting or related experience; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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