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Budget Analyst
College of Western Idaho in Nampa, Idaho
Date Posted 06/08/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Reports To:
Director, Budget
Position Status:
Full-Time, Benefited

College of Western Idaho values work-life balance. Taking care of today's needs is as important as planning for the future.
Our total compensation for benefited employees includes:

  • Benefits at a Glance: Affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance Premium Rates
  • Educational Tuition Waiver Benefit
  • Retirement plans with over 11% employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • Ten paid holidays (faculty may vary)
  • Vacation and sick leave accruals (faculty may vary)
  • Discounts from local businesses

About Us:
The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.
We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.
At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Budget Director, the primary role of the Budget Analyst is Position Control. The Analyst works closely with Human Resources and is responsible for ensuring all full-time positions within the college are appropriately controlled. Oversees and coordinates budget interface with the accounting system to ensure budgets are uploaded successfully, budget transfers are managed in a timely and efficient manner, and budget reporting is accurate. Interfaces with budget managers within the college to review their budgetary and reporting needs; works with the Senior Reporting and Financial Analyst to create and validate reports and confirm accuracy of the data.

This position will provide back up for the Budget Director and Senior Reporting and Financial Analyst. The incumbent will work with members of the President’s Cabinet, Executive Team, State Board of Education and various federal, state and county agencies. The Budget office provides the Board of Trustees, Officers, and College department personnel with timely and accurate financial information and analysis.

Essential Functions:

  • Functioning as the subject matter expert in position budgeting and position control.
  • Reviewing, approving, tracking, budgeting, and ensuring personnel actions are expensed in accordance with College Policies and Procedures and all positions are approved by the Board of Trustees. The incumbent will review, approve, and process personnel actions related to hiring, termination, change, and re-classification, as well as reviewing and processing periodic stipend approvals.
  • Assisting Business Office Accountants and Budget Managers (if assistance is needed) in balancing the departmental budget and budget initiatives.
  • Assists in training accountants and departmental budget managers in the use of the budget planning and reporting software, as required, and in accordance with the rules that govern fund accounting.
  • Assist in communicating with the State Board of Education, if necessary, for questions pertaining to the College budget.
  • Identify and make recommendations for improving accounting and budget procedures, workflows, processes, and internal controls.
  • Assist with the implementation of new processes or systems being released by the college.
  • Respond to requests for financial information. Responds to surveys and requests for information from agencies and institutions, professional organizations, and the general public for budget information.
  • Conveys by words and actions the values expected by CWI.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred. A degree in a related field and 3 to 4 years’ experience will be considered. Three years of experience in higher education preferred.
  • Prior budget or accounting work experience in a higher education environment preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must. The ability to convey financial information to non-financial users.
  • Must be flexible and willing to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • An understanding of and familiarity with using accounting principles is required. Experience in journal entries, account reconciliation, financial analysis, and assisting with the year-end audit will be necessary
  • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to maintain composure under pressure, and be able to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and strong organizational and communication skills are a must.
  • Must have a good understanding of Microsoft Office and a variety of financial information and reporting applications. Experience with Axiom budgeting software, Business Objects, and SAP reporting plus.

Additional Application Requirements:
Please include a cover letter along with your resume.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

If so, please submit your resumé and cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application.

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