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Budget Analyst

Apply now Posting #: 3912
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Administrator, Athletics


Position Title & Department:

Budget Analyst; Athletics Administration Operations
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Department Description:

As part of the University of San Diego, a Roman Catholic University, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to advancing academic and athletic excellence and enhancing students' lives while promoting the University of San Diego.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The Budget Analyst supports the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Administration in establishing, monitoring, and maintaining the university’s operating budget. The Budget Analyst collects, reviews, and analyzes data used in the budget planning process. This position analyzes and communicates budget trends, deficits, and surpluses on a timely basis to budget administrators, and keeps the Associate VP for Athletics & Senior Associate apprised of significant budget issues. The Budget Analyst prepares and disseminates routine operating budget reports; monitors departmental compliance to budgets; and provides assistance to departments as needed. The Budget Analyst will serve as a budget and administrative resource for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and will provide lead technical support to the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration. The Budget Analyst uses independent judgment, proactively identifies issues and makes suggestions for resolution; troubleshoots problems, makes recommendations, and handles highly confidential matters and materials in a time-sensitive environment. The Budget Analyst oversees 21 operating, 45 restricted, and 5 endowment accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities

Budget Administration 

  • Analyzes and communicates budget trends, deficits, and surpluses to budget administrators. Keeps the Senior Associate apprised of significant budget issues.
  • Analyze monthly financial reports comparing actuals to budget ensuring accuracy. Discuss monthly activity with coaches and department heads to ensure expenses are in-line with budget.
  • Analyzes trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses.
  • Interprets data and responsible for tracking and general budget oversight of all athletics accounts, including salary, operating, restricted, revenue, and endowment accounts.
  • Implements internal controls and maintains accountability of the Athletics Business Office.
  • Analyzes expenditures, identifies problems and discrepancies and makes corrections with journal entries and budget appropriations.
  • Compiles data from statistical studies and analyzes past and current organizational financial performance to assist with executive decision-making.
  • Designs, develops, and conducts special studies in the assigned areas of fiscal operations. Interprets fiscal rules and policies and recommends new and improved programs.
  • Review and analyze processes as needed to identify areas for improvement and implement solutions.
  • Reconciles monthly ticket office revenues with Ticket Office staff.
  • Prepares detailed monthly financial reports for athletics accounts, and forecasts future departmental needs. Works closely with the Senior Associate AD for Administration, the Associate VP for Athletics and the divisional Budget and Administrative Manager.
  • Tracks special, one-time special fund distributions from the NCAA and West Coast Conference to ensure expenditures are appropriate and compliant.
  • Maintains updated and accurate list of Oracle authorized signers and key members.
  • Sets up new accounts and tasks in Oracle.

Purchasing and Accounts Payable 

  • Supervises student workers and intern to processes complex One Card logs and expense reports, including extensive recruiting and team travel for 21 sports and budget areas. Screens and evaluates logs and reports for policy compliance.
  • Processes electronic purchase requisitions via Oracle and coordinates payment of purchase orders, invoices and accounts payable functions.
  • Processes petty cash vouchers, check requests, advances and game starting cash for 21 sports and areas.
  • Maintains extensive back-up files.
  • Problem solves accounts payable questions via Oracle, phone calls and file research.
  • Coordinates department One Card program.
  • Educates Athletic Department personnel to ensure compliance with department and University accounts payable and procurement policies and procedures.

Athletic Aid, Cell phones, visiting team travel, relocation 

  • Process/coordinate team holiday and intersession meal funding through the AAID account.
  • Process/coordinate special student educational, health, safety, and family expenses through the SAOF account.
  • Act as department liaison with Residential Life and Dining Services for teams required to be on campus during Intersession, Summer Session and holidays

Cell Phones 

  • Works closely with Telecom and Verizon Wireless to set up and administer athletic department cell phone plans.

Visiting Team Travel 

  • Acts as liaison with Athletic Department preferred/sponsored hotel partners and coordinates hotel accommodations for qualified visiting teams. 


  • Coordinates Athletic Department’s relocation assistance program. Works closely with new employees, procurement, and accounts payable to ensure compliance within University and departmental policies, procedures, and budget constraints. 

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.sandiego.edu/onward/ 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings as needed for department events.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Job Requirements:

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Accounting or business degree preferred.
  • Two years’ experience working with budgets, accounting, and/or office administration.
  • Experience building relationships with a variety of personalities and personal styles.
  • CPA Preferred (Certified Public Accountant)

Performance Expectations - Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to problem-solve in an effective and positive manner, working from a solution-oriented, positive approach.
  • Ability to project, organize and administer budgets.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact and work with a broad range of people, using tact and diplomacy.
  • Must possess flexibility and versatility; able to perform in new, changing, or pressure situations; willing to try new and different methods or procedures and contribute to evolving work situations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to handle several major projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a variety of department and university stakeholders.
  • Ability to anticipate needs and potential problems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students and employees as required by University policy and FERPA regulations.
  • Understanding of NCAA and conference rules and regulations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • CPR certification required for compliance with department regulations.
Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:

Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

Hours: 40 hours per week 

Closing date: Open until filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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