Senior Budget Analyst
Royal Roads University
Victoria, BC, CA
23h ago

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, Financial Planning, the Senior Budget Analyst is responsible for the delivery and management of budget information for assigned budget areas and supporting the overall financial planning and budgeting process.

The Senior Budget Analyst prepares maintains complex financial models, prepares regular forecasts, analyzes financial data for accuracy, rationalizes variances, provides financial support to the decision-

making process, produces accurate monthly / quarterly reports and maintains strong working relationships with faculty, managers, staff and external contractors.

The Senior Budget Analyst is expected to establish clear lines of communication and close working relationships with programs, schools and key departments to provide guidance to University departments in preparing their budget submission, determining their variances and building their forecasts.

The Senior Budget Analyst is expected to know what issues to raise and with whom, regarding the university financial performance, planning, risks, and analysis.

The Senior Budget Analyst supports key components of the Unit4 financial system for the university. The Senior Budget Analyst maintains system tables, sets up user access, designs financial reports, develops and delivers end-

user training, as well as implementing plans for systems upgrades, modifications and enhancements.

The Senior Budget Analyst implements changes to achieve efficiency in budgeting processes and financial / management reporting, participates in cross-

departmental system and business process improvement projects, and monitors adherence to budget policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

  • Formal accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA) or undergraduate degree in a related field (i.e. commerce) plus at least five years of directly related work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing, monitoring and reporting on complex budgets.
  • Strong planning and project management skills. Demonstrated analytical skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to policy and process development.
  • Ability to design and produce accurate and informative financial reports.
  • Advanced skills with financial software applications (Unit4 preferred) and spreadsheet applications.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgement, discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects / tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively work through ambiguity and frequent change.
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