Finance Budget Analyst (2 Positions)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Finance Budget Analyst (2 Positions)

Classification Title: Admin Analyst/Spclst 12 Mo EX. II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, November 15th @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Budget Planning & Administration is a dynamic office that serves as the central budget office for the campus and provides interaction with a variety of constituents. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Budget Planning & Administration (AVP), the Finance Budget Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt II) performs various processes/projects and develops a thorough understanding of campus funds, budgeting, financial information, and reporting. This position works collaboratively with other Finance Budget Analysts to support the AVP in planning, coordinating, and implementing the annual campus budget process, and in monitoring, forecasting, and reporting budgeted revenues and expenses. In addition, this position works closely with the Chancellor’s Office and campus enterprise units to produce financial plans required for capital projects and reporting requirements. The incumbent collaborates with internal staff and with various campus colleagues to find solutions to issues, trains others on various procedures or campus reporting, and acts as backup to other Finance Budget Analysts as needed.

FLSA: Exempt (Not-eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,600-$5,800 per month, commensurate with the candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,022- $9,083 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  3

Recruitment TypeRegular (Probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Work Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Monday through Friday, occasional evening and weekend hours, as needed. May be eligible for a partial telework schedule, upon management approval.

Department Information 

Budget Planning & Administration (BPA) supports the campus by estimating and allocating the fiscal resources needed by divisions and programs working to achieve student success and implement imperatives. In collaboration with the University Budget Advisory Committee, BPA facilities a transparent budget development process that considers and makes funding recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year. More specifically, the BPA team analyzes historical and anticipated expenditures, prepares various expense and funding scenarios, and documents budget decisions. BPA also allocates funds in alignment with the approved budget and as received by the Chancellor’s Office, monitors expenses and fund balances throughout the year, and effectuates fund transfers as needed and requested by divisions. In addition, BPA serves as a resource across the campus to analyze and make recommendations on the fiscal impact of decisions, such as developing pro-formas for capital projects, analyzing changes to Category IV and V fees, reviewing the fiscal health of auxiliaries and self-support organizations, and managing position changes.

Minimum Qualifications 

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Required Qualifications 


  1. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field, with a concentration in public or business administration, Accounting, or Finance and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
  2. Progressively responsible experience in budgeting, financials, and/or accounting related fields.
  3. Experience with automated financial systems, complex spreadsheets, databases, and/or database query tools.


  1. Excellent organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  2. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills (i.e. complex financial and data analysis, multiple fund sources).
  3. Proficiency using standard office software programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook calendar/email) in a Windows Operating System environment.
  4. Strong communication skills.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to consult, advise and train others (e.g. present and explain budget topics to various constituencies).
  6. Ability to monitor and reconcile financial activity, as well as make financial projections and prepare related reports (e.g. budgeting and reconciliation for capital projects, multiple fund sources).
  7. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse environment.
  8. Excellent attention to detail and ability to adhere to processes and procedures.
  9. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

Preferred Qualifications 

  13. Experience in a higher education environment, a California public agency, or the California State University institution.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter. 

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Telecommuting Options: [Hybrid Work Available, Full Remote Available after Hybrid Onboarding, On-Site Only]

CSU Telecommuting Program Sacramento State is participating in the CSU Telecommuting Program. The opt-in program is available for positions within the Management Personnel Plan (MPP), Academic Professionals of California (APC) union, or California State University Employees Union (CSUEU). All CSU employees, regardless of telecommuting status, must still comply with the CSU’s Out of State Employment Policy.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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