Arcadia University

Job Description: The Budget Analyst works directly with the Vice Provost and the Director of Institutional Planning and Budget to help coordinate financial planning and oversee the development and management of operating budgets for all departments and units. The Budget Analyst supports the Vice Provost and the Director of Institutional Planning and Budget in developing budget reports and studies, in serving as a liaison between Academic Affairs and the Office of Financial and Administrative Services, in providing training and support for budget managers, and in completing other budget and financial special projects.

Location: Glenside


  • Assist the Vice Provost and the Director of Institutional Planning and Budget in a range of recurring and one-time projects related to all areas of the University's budgets and financial activities.
  • Support the Vice Provost and the Director of Institutional Planning and Budget in the development of annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Develop and run regular revenue and expense reports.
  • Monitor expenditures and prepare spending projections, typically on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist in the development of presentations designed to educate and inform administrators, faculty, and staff about Academic Affairs' and the University's budgets and finances.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the university's financial policies and procedures and assist in the broad dissemination of that knowledge.
  • Provide training and support for department/unit-level budget managers on budgets, budget processes, and use of financial management software.
  • Foster effective and collaborative relationships with all units in Academic Affairs and the other VP units.
  • Undertake special projects designed to improve the operational effectiveness and/or strategic focus of financial activities.
  • Perform other projects as assigned by the Vice Provost and the Director of Institutional Planning and Budget.


  • Excellent organization, strong detail orientation and follow-through, and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects on different timeframes.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, including lookups, index match, advanced conditional formatting, pivot tables and reporting, macros and VBA, and data simulations.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and significant experience in budgets.
  • A curiosity and commitment to the University and the programs and people (students, faculty, and staff) those budgets support.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to build and sustain strong relationships with all levels of administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Capable and willing to perform work at all levels, ranging from higher-level analysis to ensuring the accuracy of granular budget data.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace, and a preference for experience with Great Plains, Oracle Cloud ERP and iSolved.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.


  • Received: Vice Provost and the Director of Institutional Planning and Budget

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of experience related to the statement of duties and responsibilities are required. (An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.) Finance, economics, accounting, or business administration degrees preferred, although open to considering a variety of formal programs of study if experience and skill qualifications are met.
  • Work experience in higher education or within the nonprofit sector is preferred.

Application Instructions:

  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that beneļ¬ts from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The successful candidate will demonstrate examples of ways they will incorporate our values. in their work.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) are the foundation of our highly regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

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