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Senior Budget Planning and Operations Analyst ASU

  • Full Time
  • Phoenix, AZ (Remote)
  • $80,000 to $90,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $80,000 to $90,000

Arizona State University

Another Source’s client, Arizona State University, is recruiting two Senior Budget Planning and Operations Analysts to join their Office of Planning and Budget team in Phoenix, Arizona. This position offers a hybrid schedule with 2 days on campus and 3 remote. Here is your chance to be a part of defining the future at ASU, number 1 in innovation for the 8th straight year according to US News and World Report.


Learn more about the Office of Planning and Budget:

We serve the ASU Public Enterprise by facilitating resource planning and allocation and by delivering comprehensive analysis to support decision making, promote financial health, and advance the values of the ASU Charter. OPB also provides financial information and regular reporting to the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee, Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting, and the Arizona Board of Regents.


Learn more about OPB:


About the role:

As Senior Budget Planning and Operations Analyst, you are a contributor to critical internal and external budget production and reporting. You serve as budget liaison to assigned administrative/Vice President (“VP”) units, supporting chief business officers through ASU’s internal annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting, and mid-year CFO financial review processes. You prepare key deliverables for the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC), and Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) throughout the fiscal year. You contribute to development of OPB policies, processes, and best practices.


Expected hiring range: $80K-$90K

Learn more about the benefits of working at ASU:


Your primary responsibilities will include:

Serving as internal budget liaison

The primary relationship manager and point of contact in OPB for your assigned administrative/VP area budget units.
Perform work to support central resource planning, annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting, and mid-year CFO financial review processes.
Prepare cost and budget unit variance analyses, develop revenue and expense forecasts, analyze trends, and compile commitment analyses.
As needed, perform financial account reconciliations, financial statement analysis, and transaction research to support unit planning efforts and executive decision-making.
Use Workday Adaptive Planning and Workday Financial Management System (FMS) to develop data-driven solutions to the financial, operational, or strategic issues facing your assigned budget units.
Supporting external budget reporting

Construct financial supporting schedules to facilitate ASU’s annual operating budget and tuition proposal submissions to ABOR as well as ASU’s legislative budget request submission to the State of Arizona.
Develop a familiarity with, and understanding of, Board and legislative policies, practices, terminology, and allocation methodologies to ensure financial compliance with University/Board policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations.
As needed, draw insight from budget, planning, and financial data from a variety of sources to assist with ad hoc reports, memoranda, and analyses as requested by ABOR, JLBC, and OSPB.
Other areas of responsibility

Represent OPB on institutional-level committees and partner with ASU stakeholders to respond to ad hoc executive and governance requests.
Opportunity to materially contribute and provide subject matter expertise to projects owned by FP&A, and vice versa.
What we would like to see from you:

Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, public administration, public policy, economics, higher education administration, or related field.
Three (3) year of experience in budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis (which may be demonstrated through an internship or student employment); OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Expertise in using Microsoft Office applications, with advanced use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Desired Qualifications:

Master’s degree in related field, such as finance, business, public administration, public policy, economics, higher education administration.
Five (5) years relevant work experience in budgeting, forecasting, or financial analysis in the public or nonprofit sectors (preferably in higher education).
Demonstrated experience using enterprise resource planning applications, including general ledger and budget applications (e.g., Workday Adaptive Planning, Workday FMS, PeopleSoft).
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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