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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: B1013 / Budget Analyst
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, provides assistance in the development, implementation, and management of the University budget, applying fundamental budgetary concepts, practices, and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists in the preparation of legislative and operating budgets, revenue and expense projections, final reports, and other specialized financial reports and analyses.
  2. Provides direction and counsel to academic and staff personnel to assist them in understanding financial reports and data, in controlling their costs and budgets, and in fulfilling budgetary requirements.
  3. Assists in the analysis of proposed and final funding legislation.
  4. Assists in reconciling budgeted and actual revenues and expenditures for the state of New Mexico formal budget documents.
  5. May review departmental budgets for new positions and approve payroll documents availability of funding.
  6. Provides support to higher level budget analysts in development, implementation, and management of operational and capital budgets.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Spreadsheet software skills to quantify and illustrate routine financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.
  • Fiscal analysis and accounting experience in budget preparation in a nonprofit university setting.
  • Ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
  • Knowledge of budget procedures, including revenue and expenditure processes, and local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Providing direction and counsel to University personnel regarding financial reports, budgetary requirements, and cost control; b) assisting in the analysis of proposed and final funding legislation; and c) reviewing department budgets for new positions and availability of funding.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017