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Budget Analyst Senior - Central College

Houston Community College

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Senior Business Analyst who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity

You: A visionary who also understands how all the pieces need to fit together in order to achieve project goals.

Your mission: We’ll rely on you to:
provide analytical, financial, budgetary and administrative support of budget projects;
  • analyze financial data and develop complex reports for forecasting and results analysis;
  • assist in financial studies regarding projected changes in revenues and expenditures;
  • oversee revenue and expenses budgets for all operating and auxiliary funds;
  • ensure compliance with HCC and/or agency regulations and restrictions; and
  • train others in budget-related policies and procedures..

  • In addition, when issues arise with the PeopleSoft end-user system, your challenge will be determining whether it’s the business process that needs tweaking, the software modifications – or both.

    Next steps:
    Take the next step on a rewarding career path and submit your application today!
    Provide analytical, financial, budgetary and administrative support of budget projects. Analyze financial data and develops complex reports for forecasting and results analysis. Assist in financial studies regarding projected changes in revenues and expenditures. Oversee revenue and expenses budgets for all operating and auxiliary funds. Ensure compliance with university and/or agency regulations and restrictions. Train others in budget related policies and procedures.
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned
    Perform full life cycle development of business, budget, financial reports, analysis, and models.
    Responsible for reviewing operating budgets periodically in order to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
    Meet with department users to elicit and manage business requirements for potential reports and models.
    Analyze complex financial data and extracts and defines relevant information; interpret data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability.
    Coordinate and assume a leadership role in the development of unrestricted funds budget, including revenues. Analyze budget patterns, project expenditures, and prepares approved budget.
    Compile working papers and approved budgets; ensure that expenditures for budgets and contracts are monitored and that reports are prepared to maintain balanced accounts.
    Assist in the development of regulatory and ad hoc management and statistical reports.
    Develop moderately complex financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis.
    Monitor expenditures throughout the fiscal year and identifies, and communicates budget shortfalls to management.
    Confer with appropriate internal and external administrative offices to ensure that required procedures are followed. Provide instruction and answers questions relating to budget procedures and serve as liaison between the Financial Control department and other college departments. Identify budget issues, provide alternative solutions, and resolve problems.
    Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
    Exchange information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills.
    Determine and design the approach or strategy necessary to implement client requirements using application development tools or in conjunction with data and functionality resident in PeopleSoft.
    Provide guidance and assistance to division clients and other analysts.
    Support all department users within the administrative area of the Executive Director,
    System Accounting Operations in meeting automated financial, budgeting, business, statistical, and forecasting needs.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.



    Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business or related field required. Master degree preferred.


    Five (5) years of related work experience required.


    Demonstrable knowledge to transform heterogeneous mainframe and client server databases into user friendly, easily understood and meaningful reports and applications

    Knowledge of PeopleSoft administrative applications for higher education

    Knowledge of ORACLE database environment

    Must possess excellent organizational skills

    Must be focused, result-oriented and have strong planning skills

    Ability to work with a diverse group of clients

    Ability to work under pressure

    Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time

    Ability to communicate effective using the written and spoken word

    Demonstrable ability to develop PC-based business, financial, budget and statistical reports and applications

    Demonstrable ability to develop and automate e-mail systems necessary to effectively disseminate college financial and budget information over the HCCS intranet system

    Demonstrable ability to develop and create financial and budget management reports using various report writing tools and applications

  • The Organization

    Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

    The Team

    Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.




    If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.



    Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

    • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.

    • 145 languages are spoken here.

    • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

    • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

    • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

    • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.

    • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.

    • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

    EEO Statement

    Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
    David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity
    PO Box 667517                                   
    Houston TX, 77266
    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
    Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact  (713) 718-8565.

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