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Budget Analyst 2
Seattle Colleges in Seattle, Washington
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Date Posted 02/13/2020
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Salary 4,065.00 - $5,331.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline 03/18/2020

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Budget, Business Operations, and Internal Control, the Budget Analyst 2 position carries out a broad range of complex specialized fiscal and financial responsibilities, providing expert level analysis in support of budget development, implementation, allocation and oversight college-wide at North Seattle College. Duties encompass all operating, non-operating, and capital funds and programs college-wide. In addition, this position works to perform budget analysis duties in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Office of Financial Management (OFM) regulations.
This position assists and supports administrators and college departments and, in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of budget and accounting information, including the critical element of position control; furthermore, provides key departmental support in the fiscal management of the college's grants and contracts.

Application Procedures:

  • Attached current Resume

  • Attached cover letter addressing how you meet the duties and responsibilities, and requirements for the position

  • Contact phone number and email addresses for three professional references

  • Required application materials must be completed and submitted online

Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by WFSE and is subject to union shop provisions.


Essential Functions


  • Conducts and accomplishes complex detailed reports, analysis and consultation across all functional areas in support of college administration and personnel in the planning, implementation, and management of fiscal resources and utilization. Provides conclusions and recommendations for corrective action and/or improvement of related college operations; proactively monitors the results and as indicated provides appropriately necessary follow-up communication to administrative personnel.       

  • Provides guidance to, and works collaboratively with, fiscal point person in unit, divisional, and program offices in developing, establishing, and revising budgets; conducting cost estimates, projections, and forecasts across all major college programs.

  • Responds to budget concerns from departments, research root cause of discrepancy and work with appropriate department to refine process to prevent errors from upstream.

  • Develops and/or assists in the development of innovative, value-added training for college personnel; present and/or assist in the presentation of same.

  • Conducts analysis of proposed annual district allocation model, advises the Budget Director on potential budget impacts to college operations and recommendations for necessary corrections and/or modifications.

  • Reviews program allotment requests through the college's annual budget development process; identifies issues or potential issues; and upon request, recommends approval, modification, or disapproval of requests. Responsible for monitoring the budgetary elements of position control and advising the Budget Director on necessary fiscal resources and fiscal impacts in position changes across the college.

  • Supports the departmental interface with the college's Financial Aid Office, lending expertise and assistance in the distribution of financial aid resources. Provide analysis for Financial Aid account consolidations and clean up in preparation for CTCLink conversion.

  • Prepares in-depth, complex revenue and expense analysis and modeling in support of college management of special programs and negotiations (such as for the interagency agreement and ongoing negotiations underlying the Opportunity Center for Employment and Education); upon request, participates in the interagency meetings as a representative of the college.

  • Develops cost-benefit, cost allocation, and forecasting models to increase the college's operational efficiency.

  • Monitors, reviews, and tracks expenditures of capital projects, independently prepares analytical and budget status reports in support of the Vice President for Administrative Services. Works directly with district office to reconcile capital budgets, revise expense reporting and coding structure to enhance budget tracking capability.

  • Interfaces directly with the SBCTC Capital Project Office professional staff and administrator to request and set up local capital project, submit periodical project update reports. Works with DES representatives to resolve billing concerns.

  • Collaborates with District, Central and South Business Officers to standardize business process, including but not limited to grants and contracts, financial aid and etc.

  • Participate in CTCLink workgroup to lend expertise in interpreting college business process and highlight key configuration concerns.

  • Essential backup person for the fiscal monitoring of State Board (SBCTC) and federal grants, including Workforce, Basic Skills, and Vocational Education (Carl Perkins) awards; act as a departmental contact person for State Board Online Budgeting and Invoicing System (OBIS); and for departmental monitoring of Seattle Colleges Foundation and other private source awards.

  • Performs as department contact to outside vendors and internal departments in the maintenance of the college's copier services contracts to ensure compliance with contact terms; monitor monthly/annual usage and costs incurred by college departments. Acts as member of college's print management team, develop pricing and budget allotment models.

  • Performs other duties as assigned, within the scope of practice.


Required Education, Experience & Abilities


  • Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, accounting, economics, or statistics AND three or more years of full-time professional experience in budget development, budget management, fiscal analysis, or financial management.

  • Ability to develop, analyze, document and monitor budgets and appropriations.

  • Ability to coordinate and provide technical support to the preparation of analysis for budget development and spending plans.

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and monitor project implementation of scope, schedule and budget and integrate with program level analysis and tracking.

  • Familiarity with and ability to interpret FAM, RCW, SBCTC and State of Washington policies, rules, and regulations or other state rules and regulations.

  • Experience working with office software and applications such as Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, Word and Access.

  • Skilled in using Microsoft Excel (such as use of VLOOKUP, pivot table & reporting, use of functions and formulas, data analysis and etc.)

  • Ability to prioritize, stay on tasks with frequent interruptions, and meet work deadlines.

  • High degree of attention to detail and accuracy in work; Ability to synthesize complex ideas and communicate with clarity in written and oral communication.

  • Ability to work effectively across all functional areas in a diverse team environment.

  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.

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