The Planning and Budget Analyst position is responsible for understanding and analyzing projects within the capital financial planning process (i.e. land acquisition, development, buildings, equipment, etc.) and assisting in the creation of multi-year and annual capital budgets. Key duties include collaborating with the offices of Infrastructure Planning and Facilities and Institutional Space Planning and Management, as well as other units as applicable.
They will recommend and implement improvements and innovations in the university budget process, reporting, and analysis. Prepare budgeting and cost accounting models to assist leadership in timely decision-making. Monitor and develop a tracking system for General University commitments and available resources.
Facilitate the budget process and allocations to units. Evaluate and recommend the use or purchase of new tools and software. Serve as a valuable resource and advisor for budget system users at all levels of the organization. In addition, this position will participate in special projects to assist University leadership with ongoing planning, reporting, and analysis needs.
Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Business Administration or Public Administration; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in accounting, financial analysis, and computer/database design; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Michigan State University is a public land-grant research university in East Lansing, Michigan. It was founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, the first of its kind in the United States.