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Senior Budget Analyst - Budget Center
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2022
Title Senior Budget Analyst - Budget Center
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Budget Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Finance/Investment Management


The Budget Center facilitates uniform, strategic, and transparent budget processes across the University.  The Budget Center is a service organization that provides information and analysis to decision makers, enabling them to align program priorities with resources.  Staffed with full-time finance professionals, the Budget Center relieves schools and other units of most financial administration, thereby presenting these areas with opportunities to redirect staff effort or reduce costs.

What You'll Do

The Senior Budget Analyst will report to the Director of Budget Services and support the operation of the Office of Budget and Planning.  The Senior Budget Analyst will serve as a primary contact to schools/ units, consult with the Executive Administrative Dean and Program Managers, and provide guidance on budget development and monitoring. The Senior Budget Analyst will develop budget and forecast packages for school/unit input and review, including the position roster and trend analyses.  The Senior Budget Analyst will identify and resolve variances and deficits, keeping constituents informed about budget status, and document detailed budget plans containing rationale and supporting information.  The Senior Budget Analyst will liaise with others across the University, including Local Research Administrators (LRAs), to receive input into budgets, forecasts, and rosters.  Additionally, the Senior Budget Analyst will prepare summary analyses of assigned units, assist with questions regarding prior period variances, and measure/ report performance indicators to key stakeholders. This position will also act as steward for university resources and ensure the appropriate use and planning for gift and discretionary funds. 

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:


  • 5+ years’ experience with budgeting and financial management
  • Demonstrated experience working with senior staff across an organization
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills with Excel and other budgeting and reporting tools


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Higher education experience
  • Experience with information and financial systems

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