Budget Analyst, Capital Projects and Life Cycle

Job Number
Posting Date
September 29, 2019

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Budget Analyst, Capital Projects and Life Cycle reporting to the Senior Director of Budgeting, Financial Planning and Analysis.  

The Budget Analyst will perform a number of highly technical functions including budget development, advanced fiscal analysis, statistical data compilation, financial modeling and report development, revenue and expenditure projections, benchmarking and budget status analysis at institutional, department or individual program levels. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing support in the preparation and development of campus wide capital and life cycle budgets; will be responsible for monitoring, reporting and analysis of budget and financial information; ensure proper management and policy compliance of budgeted funds; that budget reporting requirements and timelines are met; provide daily support to department financial managers on a variety of budget and financial related issues.

This role’s main focus will be to manage the budgeting for campus capital projects which are funded from all sources, including campus operating and capital funds. The position will develop and maintain routine management level and executive level reports on project budgets, expenditures, project progress and will work closely with campus Facilities Management, the campus Controllers Office, etc. to ensure accurate and timely capital project set-up and reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Capital budget set-up, management and reporting.  Manage the set-up of all capital projects in the general ledger and system.  Collect data and perform research on details of capital budget transactions.  Capture, Track and report projects revenue and expenses. Determine appropriate procedures for budget and accounting record preparation. Oversee, reconcile and resolve problems relative to complicated capital and project accounts. Run and analyze moderately complex financial reports, often from multiple systems and prepare basic management information reports. Coordinate with Facilities Management to ensure timely processing of reimbursements to campus for delegated projects
  • Performs and compiles complex financial and budget analysis, modeling and projections using a variety of tools and methodologies. Develop projections and models for short and long range planning. Develops methods and systems to stream line budget and reporting processes. Supports budget office through data extraction, data compilation, report development; budget and financial analysis. Prepare ad hoc reports requested; interpret, prepare, analyze and synthesize data and information from the budget database, data warehouse and other financial sources. Synthesize complex analytical information and data, display data in spreadsheet applications utilizing graphs and charts to reflect trends. Prepare supporting documents and perform analytical studies to describe and evaluate trends for the Director
  • Participates and supports annual budget process, budget development, budget book production, budget monitoring and department budget information support. Carries out special studies of budget status, evaluates performance; provides information for accounting and statistical reports at various fund group or revenue levels for Local, State and Federal funds
  • Financial Reporting and Accounting; Collaborate with the campus Controller's Office in the development and maintenance of the chart of accounts for all capital activities Identify and resolve incorrect entries, data anomalies and exceptions; assist in the review of capital project expenditures and the reconciliation and preparation of schedules for annual financial statements and related footnotes. Manage the preparation and analysis of month-end, quarterly and annual financial results. Analyze and interpret income and expenditure patterns at various levels of detail
  • Provide daily support to department financial managers on chart fields, account charges a variety of budget and financial related issues
  • Participate as member of budget project teams with relation to budget and financial projects: information system chart of accounts, system upgrades and implementations as well as in campus business process development and documentation

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or Accounting

Preferred Education:

  • An advanced degree is preferred

Required Work Experience:

  • Five years of experience directly related to higher education/ corporate budget/fiscal development with applied advanced fiscal analysis and analytical techniques, and execution at university/company-wide level or in a large and complex program area or Seven years of experience directly related to complex accounting, budgeting auditing in higher education or in relevant corporate environment
  • Experience with enterprise wide systems such as Hyperion, Oracle, People Soft or other budget and financial information systems
  • Strong accounting, budget and financial experience

Other Information

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.