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Budget Analyst

General summary/purpose
Assists in the development of the annual Departmental budget and projection. Responsible for assisting in control of established budgets by overseeing loading of budget (in concert with the Financial Manager), reconciling budget information and changes, and extracting and analyzing financial data to assist in management of the Department?s JHU & JHH operations. Generates monthly financial reports and monitors revenues and expenditures (for various business lines, including, but not limited to designated and discretionary funds, affiliated institution funds, general funds, etc.) against budget. Performs financial analysis relating to business or research trends to improve Departmental financial effectiveness and compliance with JHU, JHH and/or agency regulations and restrictions. This position reports to the Sr. Financial Manager, Department of Medicine.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Financial Management:
+ Oversee the Department?s Control Salary balance. Provide reports each payroll period to DOM leadership. Work with divisions to properly reduce control salary balances and identify and resolve (or work with others to resolve) barriers to reducing control salary balances.
+ Prepare and maintain/update inter-entity agreements (IEAs).
+ Assist in year-end reconciliation of IEAs, as needed.
+ Assist senior staff with preparation of major capital proposals, as needed.
+ Assist in the preparation of monthly financial transactions such as KB15N?s, accruals, journal entries, and non-payroll cost transfers within the Department
+ Prepare and process payroll documents needed to reduce control salary within designated areas assigned.
Budget Analysis:
+ Compile, prepare and maintain JHH volume trending files.
+ Prepares and maintains written procedures for all processes.
+ Prepare volume reports (ongoing and ad hoc) for performance management monitoring. Review JHH monthly volume reports for accuracy.
+ Assist in researching expense and volume variances.
+ Complete revenue and expense variance analysis on designated area(s).
+ Seek to resolve any expense posting errors and communicate proper expense allocation as needed.
+ Complete monthly reconciliation of designated accounts/programs, as specified.
+ Analyze variances through MedVitals, SAP or other applicable financial reporting system.
+ Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions with direction (as necessary) from others. Must be able to interpret technical and detailed guidelines, policies and procedures, as well as explain or describe moderately complex information and presentation materials.
Financial Planning:
+ Assist in the preparation and distribution of the Department?s JHH and JHU budget and reprojection templates.
+ Assist in preparation of Department?s annual operating budget.
+ Coordinates seasonalization and MedVitals budget load for JHU and JHH budget.
+ Coordinate the creation of inter-entity agreement budgets for each fiscal year.
Financial Reporting:
+ Prepare JHH cost accounting (EPSi) summary reports for each month.
+ Use DataMart (via MS Access) to obtain patient, billing and cost data for use in financial and operational analysis.
+ Assist in updating/preparing Departmental dashboard and executive summary
+ As assigned, generate and distribute monthly reports and create new reports to improve monitoring of revenues/expenses within the Department.
+ Ensure expenditures for budgets are monitored and reports are prepared to maintain balanced accounts.
+ Work requires analytical competency in order to gather and interpret data, as well as proficiency with financial reporting systems to build reports.
Other:
+ Assists in update financial section of the Department?s SharePoint site.
+ Prepares and processes of online check requests, travel reimbursements, employee reimbursements, purchase orders, check deposits and gift donations.
+ Responsible for accurate data entry.
+ Demonstrate ability for self-direction and initiation, as well as ability to work independently and as part of a team, to address problems/tasks.
+ Must be organized and able to appropriately prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
+ Arrive at work on time and is prepared to assist coworkers, faculty, and both internal and external customers at the beginning of his/her workday.
+ Regularly interact with Sr. Financial Manager, Assistant Administrator, Departmental Finance/Administrative team, and Divisional finance staff.
+ Other responsibilities as assigned.
Information Systems:
+ Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports. Apply multi-application and integration techniques in computer systems to develop end user data sets and reports for financial decision making.
+ Design financial reports utilizing the institution?s accounting systems and assist in the dissemination of information in various formats?including MedVitals, automated email reports and server-based data repositories?to key stakeholders.
+ Responsible to import various data and create database and spreadsheet reports for financial analysis. Collaborate in the design of automated reporting tools, such as web-based management reporting systems (MedVitals), for financial, payroll, research, and clinical practice systems for various users and roles in the DOM.
+ Assist others with statistical, cost and financial analysis of data reported in various information systems. Create financial reports for the Administration and divisions within the DOM. Assist with the development of financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis.
Customer Service & Teamwork:
+ Is courteous and pleasant in person and on the telephone with coworkers, patients, visitors, and supervisors. Utilizes proper telephone etiquette.
+ Serve as a representative of the Department of Medicine outside of the confines of the Departmental office space.
+ Function as a team player and works to maintain harmonious working relationships with coworkers, peers and supervisors.
+ Recognize where coworkers need assistance and take initiative to help.
+ Assist in the training of new hires throughout the Department as needed.
Decision Making:
+ Carry out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision and at the direction of senior team members. Make decisions and establish work priorities on procedure-oriented operations.
+ Understand management question being asked and develop an analysis necessary to address the question (or appropriately modify the question so that the results are useful for decision-making).
Authority:
+ Does not direct the activities of staff or a function.
Communication:
+ Exchange routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication and presentation skills.
+ As a representative of the Department, may present material to various audiences.
Minimum qualifications
+ Bachelor?s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field.
+ Minimum one year of progressively responsible related financial experience required.
Additional experience may substitute for some education, and some additional education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Preferred qualifications
+ Advanced knowledge of SAP accounting system practice and implementation within the Hopkins environment desirable.
+ Additional experience may substitute for some education.
+ Additional finance-related education may substitute for some experience.
+ Proficient knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing required. Knowledge of financial software applications (namely, SAP) and database utilization/management preferred.
Classified title: Budget Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ATP/3/PB
Starting Salary Range: $42,256 - $58,041
Employee group: Full-Time
Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt
Schedule (hours/days): M-F 8:30am-5pm
Location: Johns Hopkins White Marsh 9910 Franklin Square Drive
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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