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Budget Analyst

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Other, International Programs

The International Programs (IP) Budget Analyst builds and monitors the annual budgets within and across IP programs based on approved strategic funding and strategic plans. They conduct analyses that drive decision making and resource allocation in alignment with the mission of International Programs and Pepperdine University.


  • Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions. Review and approve requisitions for payment, student charges, student government association fees, program fees, petty cash, flight invoices, global campus staff reimbursements & travel expenses, and IP rate tables. Reconcile monthly management statements and create check requests. Manage monthly meal plan disbursements to students abroad. Serve as Payment Request System 1st Approver and Alternate. Coordinate ADP and payroll information worldwide. 
  • Responsible for management of the entire IP budget worldwide. Own all steps of the budget process, making decisions on the budget development and the strategic allocation of resources across currencies and financial systems. Build and monitor the annual budgets across IP programs based on approved strategic funding and strategic plans outlined for each program. Work closely with residential program directors and budget coordinators to advise on department budgets, providing guidance and expense analysis. Develop, administer, and maintain the IP major equipment and R&R budget in coordination with the Directors and Dean. Ensure proper allocation, disbursement, and use of designated gift and scholarship funds based on signed donor agreement stipulations and restrictions.
  • Create intricate financial models to outline revenue and impact of existing and proposed ventures for simplified reporting to upper management. Conduct analyses that drive decision making and resource allocation. Prepare ad hoc financial reports and analysis, clearly summarizing trends, forecasts, and metric analytics, along with resulting recommendations, as requested.
  • Act independent of supervision to create budgets for summer faculty-led programs, by assessing the fiscal feasibility of programs, establishing budget limits, producing budget templates, managing program budget meetings, and reconciling and distributing post-fiscal year budget reports. Maintain, update, and create new internal financial policies and guidelines as well as uphold university financial policies. Recommend changes in expense reimbursements, financial processes and protocols, and best practices in international programs financial operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's Degree. Experience in budgeting financial analysis and strategic planning required. Three years experience in higher education administration or related fields. Experience in international budget and finance. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment. Knowledge of University organization, policies, goals and mission. Must be detail oriented, organized with materials, and able to complete multiple tasks at one time. Ability to effectively work and collaborate across cultures in person and in an online environment. Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, Hyperion database.

Preferred: Master’s degree in accounting or related field. Experience in academic planning and financial administration.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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