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Budget Analyst

Apply now Job no: 503869
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, the Budget Analyst acts as a key member of the Dean's Office financial staff and serves as the main point of contact for all matters related to financial transactions and reconciliations, accounting policies, and department discretionary budgets at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH).

Responsibilities include managing the daily transactions of the College's budget including verifying and processing expense reimbursements, ensuring compliance with university and college policies, executing budget transfers and journal vouchers, reconciling Dean's Office budgets, tracking and processing Dean's Office financial commitments, tracking departmental budgets, and developing and maintaining financial reports for college leadership. Also responsible for managing the College's yearly department budget process, which includes creating budget templates to be sent to departments, attending and documenting all department budget meetings, aggregating budget increase requests and creating reports for presentation to the Associate Dean and Dean, and entering final budgets into the university's budget system.

The Budget Analyst is also responsible for managing the college's computer replacement cycle and making computer purchases on behalf of the Dean's Office. The Budget Analyst will serve as the Deputy Gatekeeper and will need to review all contracts being routed through CSSH before reaching the Office of the General Counsel. The Budget Analyst will serve as a liaison to department administrators on operational financial issues. Administrative duties include assisting the Associate Dean with space management-related tasks including capital project management, coordination of internal moves and space-related requests from college units, maintaining college space records and projecting annual space costs. The analyst also performs ad hoc financial analyses and reports for the Associate Dean of Finance and other general tasks to support the Dean's Office as needed.




Bachelor's degree required and 4 years of experience working in finance or accounting required. Strong financial analytical skills required. Experience working in higher education is a plus. Must be a good communicator, both written and oral, have attention to detail and be able to work independently. Must be well organized and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products required. Experience with enterprise financial systems required. Must have the ability to learn computer systems and databases as necessary; Salesforce experience is a plus. Must maintain confidentiality and present good discretion and judgment in decision-making.

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The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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