Budget Analyst I

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Division: MGA
Department: Budget Services
Primary Location: Macon
Position: Staff
Job Type: Full Time
Position Close Date:

Middle Georgia State University is seeking candidates for a Budget Analyst I position. This position performs financial analysis functions in support of the University budget development, monitoring, and management functions.


• Assists in the preparation of the annual budget.

• Assists in the preparation of the Quarterly Amendment, Quarterly Budget to Actuals Report, Trend Analysis, and other reports required by the USG system office.

• Generates monthly reports from the financial system and forwards to departmental budget managers.

• Analyzes budget system reports for variances and drills down to find causes and or corrections needed.

• Updates and monitors position management information.

• Assists with Budget Services’ role in the hiring process.

• Undertakes other duties as directed by the Senior Budget Analyst.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience. Skill in decision-making and problem solving. Skill in analysis and application of knowledge learned. Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs, specifically Excel. Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public. Skill in oral and written communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Degree in Accounting is preferred. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines. Knowledge of budget management principles. Knowledge of University and University System of Georgia policies and procedures

SALARY: Pay Grade 17

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position will remain posted until filled. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, December 18, 2017.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “Budget Analyst I”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

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