• AUS Careers | Budget and Planning Analyst

    AUS Careers | Budget and Planning Analyst

    Location: Sharjah, UAE

    Job Description

    The responsibilities of the Budget and Planning Analyst involve participating in the activities of the Budget and Planning Office (BPO), which include the annual budget development process, maintaining and monitoring the university’s budgets, preparation of periodic and ad-hoc reports, multi-year financial models and frequent communication with all stakeholders. Using technological expertise, this position is responsible for providing key support to the BPO in every aspect of budget related matters, timely and accurate financial report preparation, and seamless day-to-day operation of the office. The Budget and Planning Analyst will work closely with the Business Transformation Manager, Director of Budget and Planning, Chief Operating Officer, Finance Department and Human Resources Department, and will need to interact with employees at all levels including the university's senior management.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • Preparation of detailed financial analyses of educational programs undergoing accreditation, as well as conducting necessary research to prepare statistical reports for external parties and governmental agencies.

    • Perform financial forecasting, reporting and analyze data to create multi-year financial sustainability models for planning and decision support.

    • Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements.

    • Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts.

    • Involvement in the university’s annual budget development process for each fiscal year, which includes collaborating with department heads and other stakeholders to develop the university’s annual and multi-year budgets.

    • Preparation of periodic statements including budget status reports and spending reports.

    • Assist in the preparation of necessary analysis statements and financial reports for Board of Trustees meetings.

    • Preparation of forecasts for individual departments and the entire university and issuing timely alerts to parties involved about potential areas of concern in their budgets.

    • Regular monitoring and analysis of budgets during the fiscal year for all departments and units within the university, and advising on necessary transfers across cost centers and account lines.

    • Regular communication with employees across the university regarding queries addressed to the BPO.

    • Perform day-to-day operations of the BPO.

    • Assume the responsibilities of other members in the BPO in their absence.

    • Assume other responsibilities assigned by the Business Transformation Manager

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting or related field.

    • Minimum of five years of experience in an equivalent position, preferably in a higher education institution.

    • CMA, ACCA, ACA, CPA.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

    • Proficiency in working with MS Office with expertise in MS Excel and MS Word.

    • Expertise in using data query/data management tools, including programming, coding and SQL.

    • Strong financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models.

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

    • Excellent inter-personal skills.

    • Independent worker and analytical thinker with an ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems.

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: American University of Sharjah - AUS

    Employment Type: Full-time Job

    Job Functions: Analyst

    Job Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    Application Deadline: N/A

    Apply For Job

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names of three references to recruitment@aus.edu

    NB: Mention job title “Budget and Planning Analyst” in mail subject

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