Western Washington University invites applications for a Senior Budget/Accounting Analyst within the University’s Budget Office. This position will maintain and operate Western's tuition revenue estimating model; compare Western's revenue estimates to the legislature's tuition estimating model; coordinate data collection and write state fiscal notes during legislative sessions on proposed legislation; and research and update peer institution data for WWU.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY & DEPARTMENT
Western Washington University is a comprehensive state university, highly ranked nationally, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school. The campus, overlooking the San Juan Islands, is located in scenic Bellingham, a coastal community of 83,000 situated 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Budget Office, housed within the Division of Business and Financial Affairs (BFA), has primary responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, and administration of Western's operating budget in support of Western's defined strategic planning objectives. The Budget Office works to further Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities, and encourages applications from diverse candidates interested in this position.
Legislative Session Budgetary Support:
- Reviews pending legislative bills, determines which Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) within Western to contact regarding the bill, obtains fiscal impact information from relevant SMEs, and drafts the University's fiscal impact statement for the bill.
- Drafts ten-year fiscal impact statements.
- Prepares the allotment system at the beginning of the biennium; responsible for verifying allotment expenditures on a monthly basis to the State Office of Financial Management (OFM).
- Assists Director and Assistant Director with biennial and supplemental budget development; responsible for entering and verifying budgetary data into OFM system.
- In coordination with Director and Assistant Director, extract University payroll data and enter into OFM's Compensation Impact Model in advance of biennial budget development
Budget Office Forecasting and Modeling:
- Performs revenue and expenditure analyses, including analyses for collective bargaining, impact of tuition policies on revenue, and performs maintenance and operation of the tuition revenue model (TECM).
- Maintains and updates tBO website charts and data.
- Responsible for re-establishment (drafting and development) and ongoing updating of Quick Data Points/Budget Fact Book on tBO website.
- Collects, monitors, interprets and updates peer institution data for WWU; provides in depth reports and analysis to executive management as requested for peer institution data.
BFA Division Budgetary Support:
- Reviews and approves Request to Recruit/Hire forms for budgetary and divisional impact; completes and/or approves Personnel Actions forms for budgetary and divisional impact; tracks all personnel forms from routing to completion; and ensures searches comply with search committee and hiring requirements.
- Completes budget transfers for BFA as required to ensure funding is in correct budget.
- Establishes timelines and schedules for BFA Director budget requests to ensure budget requests are timely received by Vice President's office.
- Maintains and updates BFA Division Budget Activity calendar. Monitors calendar events to ensure timely completion of events.
Ongoing Budget Office Responsibilities:
- Creates ad hoc reports; assists with budgetary impact reports and data during collective bargaining analyses; special projects as requested by the Director; and tBO website content maintenance.