Johns Hopkins University Budget Analyst in Baltimore, Maryland
We are seeking a Budget Analyst which is the key point of contact for a high volume, high dollar Accounts Payable and Purchasing operation for the Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate (JHFRE) Department collaborating with Shared Service Centers (Accounts Payable, Supply Chain, and Accounts Receivable). The Budget Analyst supports multiple Directors, Managers and Supervisors of Plant Operation trades on the Homewood Campus as well as the Office of Financial Operations. This position reports to the Financial Manager and coordinates some activities of the Budget Specialist.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Triage incoming invoices, purchase order requests, vendor inquiries, and information requests. Evaluate and recommend best practices (form of payment, workflow, and communication) for improving efficiency and accuracy of payment processing.
Coordinate day to day work of Budget Specialist. Review and approve $12 million annual utility invoices processed by Budget Specialist.
Understand and communicate University financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance and submission of proper documentation.
Prepare monthly financial reports for JHFRE Director of Finance and Administration, Director of Plant Operations, Associate Director of Plant Operations, Trade Shop managers and Supervisors. Manipulate SAP data and create reports in Excel. Review $5.7 million operating budgets and analyze variances in supplies and contractual services. Work with Managers and Supervisors to research variances and project future expenditures. Reconcile, review, and approve 14 departmental P-cards totaling $500,000 in annual expense. Ensure cardholders follow JHU policy and procedures and meet deadlines. Audit for appropriate card use and account assignment.
Prepare monthly and quarterly accounts receivable invoices totaling $1.5 million annually.
Serve as primary contact for vendors and internal customers. Provide a high level of customer service to vendors and internal customers with timely follow-up and documentation. Work closely with the vendor's accounting staff to research and resolve complex payment issues. Work closely with internal customers to assist with questions and issues that may arise with JHU systems such as SAP, Concur, P-card, document imaging and other.
Participate in year-end closing process. Collect and analyze performance data against budgets. Investigate and prepare expense accruals and other accounting related entries and transfers.
Coordinate insurance claims for property damages. Collaborate with Risk Management Department to reconcile expenditures and track reimbursement.
Collect financial data and prepare JHFRE’s annual reports for Sightlines and F&A rate requirements.
Evaluate invoicing and payment processes and related workflow to make recommendations on areas to streamline and make improvements. Participate in implementing improvements to processes.
May serve as a backup to the Financial Analyst when necessary.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.
One year of related progressively responsible experience required.
Three years of related experience preferred.
Additional education (graduate level) may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Requires highly detail-oriented individual.
Must have excellent organization skills.
Must be able to multitask and prioritize.
Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Experience with SAP highly desirable.
Proficient in Excel.
Excellent analytical capabilities.
Remain stationary for extended periods of time.
Must frequently communicate with others and exchange accurate information.
Ability to operate a computer and/or other office equipment on a frequent basis.
Ability to move about the office.
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._
Classified Title: Budget Analyst
Starting Salary Range: $22.32 - $30.66/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 7.5
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: JH at Keswick
Department name: Finance & Administration
Personnel area: University Administration
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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