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Senior Budget Analyst

Kennesaw State University

Listing Summary

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Leads the budget development process including budget preparation, revenue projections, elective fees, five (5) year business plans and budget workbooks. Manages training needs related to budget preparation and processes. Coordinates training opportunities for department, business and budget managers.



  • Develops annual budget, budget workbooks, revenue projections and allocations
  • Analyzes SAS reports of budgetary data for discrepancies
  • Compiles detailed budget and financial analysis projects as required
  • Inputs position salary updates and prepares data imports and exports to and from the e-module
  • Develops analytical reports to monitor financial performance and budgets
  • Oversees and serves as a resource to budget office staff, and coordinates and assigns duties
  • Prepares, coordinates and reviews KSU's five (5) year business plans and mandatory fee submission for the Board of Regents (BOR)
  • Prepares elective fee submission for BOR including detailed analysis of miscellaneous fee revenue and expenditures as assigned
  • Analyzes fees to ensure compliance with BOR policy and recommends increases and/or decreases to fee amounts as appropriate
  • Analyzes and updates budgets for revenue-generating units
  • Coordinates and conducts training opportunities for business and budget managers
  • Researches and resolves inquiries related to budgets and processes

Educational Requirements

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's from an accredited institution of higher education in Accounting, Finance or related field

Required Experience

Seven (7) years related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications

An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Business, Finance, Public Administration or related field

Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $66,760 to $72,000. Offers are based on relevant experience.

Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to train non-financial managers as well as seasoned staff

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines


Extensive knowledge of budget preparation and development

Knowledge of business and financial management practices

Knowledge of advanced budgeting principles and practices


Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, SAS, PeopleSoft Financials)

Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 202,

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.

This position has financial responsibilities.

This position will not be required to drive.

This role is considered a position of trust.

This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

This position will not travel

Background Check

  • Credit Report
  • Standard Enhanced
  • Education

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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