Budget & Finance Planning Analyst
Clemson, SC

About Clemson

One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body.

Ranked consistently as one of the best national public university by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. In fact, 91 percent of our seniors say they’d pick Clemson again if they had it to do over.

Clemson’s retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities. We’ve been named among the best values by Kiplinger magazine in 2013, and SmartMoney in 2012 ranked us No. 7 in student return on investment.

Our beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake. But we also have research facilities and economic development hubs throughout the state of South Carolina — in Greenville, Greenwood, Columbia and Charleston.

Budget & Finance Planning Analyst

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Engages and interacts with various levels of leadership and stakeholders, becoming a trusted advisor. Performs and provides insightful analysis to drive management actions, strategic initiatives, and the University's planning processes. Directs and oversees components of the University's budget, consolidating information through models and allocating University resources. Other duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:

 

30% - Essential - Budget Operations:  Proactively develops, operationalizes, monitors, and appropriately stewards budgets, forecasts, and short and long-range financial plans. Translates budget and financial planning outputs into financial statement results. Identifies the interrelationships between business drivers and accounts for their effects on financial statements. Solicits, compiles, and analyzes inputs in support of the University budget. Collects, prepares, analyzes, reviews, and approves budget adjustments, fund transfers, and resource reallocations.
Maintains budgets in enterprise financial systems.

30% - Essential - Business Partnerships & Communication:  Devises and implements a consensus approach to the development, review, modification, and acceptance of financial plans. Develops, maintains, and communicates budget and financial policies, procedures, templates, and forms used by stakeholders. Prepares analytical reports and data visualizations to communicate the results of analyses. Prepares financial reports and analyses for stakeholders at a variety of intervals. Prepares and delivers presentations to stakeholders. Effectively explains complex financial issues and their underlying logic to stakeholders in simple, easy-to-understand terms.

20% - Essential - Modeling & Analytics: Conceptualizes, scopes, and conceives analysis/model designs that will efficiently and effectively answer questions. Develops, maintains, and documents models and templates. Tests and validates models and interprets model results. Identifies and assesses trends, determining root causes and drivers. Conducts variance analyses and reporting, working to determine the underlying causes, and makes recommendations for corrective actions in line with University standards. Provides decision support to leadership through effective modeling, analysis, and projections, developing alternatives when necessary.

20% - Essential - Continuous Improvement & Other Duties: Effectively leverages the use of applicable and appropriate technologies to plan and execute work. Continuously explores opportunities for improvement, increased efficiency, and maximized effectiveness. Identifies, articulates, and implements data requirements for technology solutions impacting budget, analytics, and finance. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education - Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or Related Field 
Experience -  2+ years

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education - Master's Degree Business, Finance, Accounting, or Related Field 
Experience - 5+ years
Licenses/Certifications - Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional (FP&A), Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises Student Workers only - Supervises Student workers only

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides Budget Input - Provides input into the budgeting process, and oversees fund allocation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

No Physical Requirements

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

No Work Conditions

WORK SCHEDULE:

 

Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Expected Salary Range: $ 61,852.00 - $ 88,000.00

JOB LOCATION:

 

Clemson, SC

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

 

Open until filled

MILITARY EQUIVALENCY:

 

Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

CLOSING STATEMENT:

 

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.