Position Details


Long Classification Title CAMPUS BUDGET ANALYST
Location Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Department PSU Financial Services     [PFBS0X]
Summary of Position

As part of the Central Finance team, this position will be responsible for managing two major segments of the University’s All-funds Budget Development Process, preparing current year financial projections, analyzing and summarizing current year revenues and expenses, preparing historical reports/charts/graphs, performing ad hoc analyzes, preparing specific financial reports to key external agencies, and supervising two Accountant Positions, whose responsibilities include but are not limited to reconciliations, merchant services, and chart of accounts maintenance.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion.
Please provide contact information for three professional references that can speak to your work experience will be requested in the PSU application.

Posting Number/Job Order # PS0662FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3 years
Other minimum qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field.
- 3 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in budget development and management as well as financial analysis and reporting.
- Demonstrated knowledge of general accounting principles – GASB/FASB
- Demonstrated knowledge of fund accounting principles.
- Intermediate to Advanced experience in Excel – formulas, charts, and graphs.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Experience with computerized financial accounting software.
- Knowledge of statistics, AICPA and NACUBO guidelines, applicable state/federal legislation.
- Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
- Analytical ability and organizational skills. – Customer Service experience.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

- Master’s degree in accounting/finance.
- Experience working in an institution of higher education.
- Experience in Ellucian/Banner system.
- Presentation experience.
- Supervisory experience.
- Creative, collaborative problem-solving skills.
- Project planning and management skills. – Experience working in a team environment.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
Salary Range: $52,520 to $70,000. Final salary will depend on education and experience.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28025
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.00
Grade 20
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

Plymouth State University (PSU) is transforming the campus to create a first-of-its-kind university holistically organized around integrated clusters. Our goal is to provide a dynamic interdisciplinary and innovative learning environment. Students, faculty, staff, and community will connect to solve real-world challenges that will benefit people and organizations at all levels. We are a residential and comprehensive university with a warm and engaged learning community focused on teaching excellence and regional engagement. The University is located in the heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire and serves approximately 4,300 undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students.
Our Integrated Cluster Learning Model amplifies the educational experience and strengthens the institution’s legacy of interdisciplinary study and applied experiential learning. PSU students will work in teams with faculty and partners within 7 Integrated Clusters of degree programs: Exploration and Discovery; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Arts and Technologies; Health and Human Enrichment; Justice and Security; Education, Democracy and Social Change; and Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development. Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders.

Posting Details

Posting Date 11/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date 11/15/2017
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date

Uses general office equipment, computers, other relevant office equipment, and computerized financial systems.

DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Manages the Campus Budget Process: Manages Position Control; Prepares annual campus budget guide (including schedule of deadlines, guidelines and parameters); Examines the budget submissions for completeness, reasonableness, accuracy, and conformance with University guidelines and parameters. Implements strategies for improving the budget process. Manages General Institution budget entries and all other budget activity outside of the Financial Service Center domain.


Coordinates the campus current fiscal year projection process. Examines the projections for completeness, reasonableness, accuracy, and conformance with University guidelines. Analyzes spending/revenues; identify areas of concerns; make recommendations to solve budget issues (short term and/or long-term). Acts as Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) tool site administrator and will serve as the local trainer.


Provides financial reporting/analysis on special Campus-held funds (Strategic Investment Fund; Advancement Fund; One-time Request Fund; etc.,) and ad hoc analysis per requests from AVPFA, VPFA, and Director. Serves a point-person for the new Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) tool and will serve as the local trainer, if/when it is rolled out to other campus constituents.


Provides Historical Financial Reports, Charts and Graphs for presentations by AVPFA and VPFA.
Maintains primary data sources for routine reports.
Analyzes the data to identify important trends.


Supervises two professional staff.


Maintains Rate Table & Identifies CoA changes. Performs other related duties and projects as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Explain the qualities of an effective leader. Provide an example of your leadership using these qualities.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents