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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Budget Analyst

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3741

UW Job Family: 32

SOC Code: 13-2031

Pay Grade: 23

Date: July 01, 2009

Job Purpose:

Under general supervision, provides assistance in the development, implementation, and management of the University budget, applying fundamental budgetary concepts, practices, and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


2 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Legislative budget process.
  • Account creation according to budget information and funding types.
  • Computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications.
  • Software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.
  • Research techniques, methods and procedures.
  • Applicable federal and state rules and regulations.
  • University policies and procedures.
  • Statistical record keeping and interpretation.
  • Principles and practices used to develop financial projection, both short and long-range.
  • Position number allocation, rules, regulations, and associated processes and procedures.
  • Policy analysis and a familiarity with budget issues and data sources.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Assist with interpretation and analysis of financial information.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Assist with fund accounting and budget management in higher education.
  • Assist with preparation of budgets and performing fiscal management tasks.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections, as directed.
  • Analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
  • Analyze, interpret and report research findings in a clear, complete and logical form.
  • Explain technical budgetary and accounting problems in simple non- technical language.
  • Perform arithmetic and algebraic calculations rapidly and accurately.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Assist with coordination of the development of internal operating budget.
  • Assist Budget Analyst, Senior, with maintenance for control of position number use, distribution, and transfer.
  • Advise administrators and staff of budgetary information, as directed.
  • Provide training and information with regard to guidelines, polices, and procedures related to finances and budgets.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Assists in the preparation of legislative and operating budgets, revenue and expense projections, and other specialized financial reports and analyses. 

Analyze complex financial information and provide reports and recommendations.

Provides direction and counsel to academic and staff personnel to assist them in understanding financial reports and data, in controlling their costs and budgets, and in fulfilling budgetary requirements.

Assists in the analysis of proposed and final funding legislation.

Assists in reconciling budgeted and actual revenues and expenditures for legislative and operating budgets.

Provides support to higher level budget analysts in development, implementation, and management of operating and capital budgets.

Supplemental Functions:

Assist administration with special projects.

Provide guidance and training to employees and departments on guidelines, policies and procedures related to financial requests, salary administration, and budget development.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment; regular exposure to video terminal displays.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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