Position Description / Details
This position carries out a broad range of budget and fiscal analysis responsibilities, requiring high-level analytic ability and an in-depth understanding of College, State and Federal rules, regulations, and procedures. Under administrative direction, the position independently carries out complex assignments in the analysis, monitoring, maintenance, and control of the college's fiscal operations; assists college departments and administrators in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of budget and accounting information.
Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and Seattle. It is arguably the most beautiful community college setting in the United States. The region is also home to six Native American tribal reservations, which are dispersed across the North Olympic Peninsula.
As a public comprehensive community college with baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic vision. The College is part of the 34-college Washington State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The College serves more than 4670 students (1400 FTE) through its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its correctional facilities, community education, and its online course offerings. The College community is vibrant, engaged, and known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.
The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its shared governance model, which value respect, open and honest communication, integrity and collaboration. The College is a leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming place. Click here for a video about Peninsula College.
- Primary support person for the college’s annual budget development process, the implementation of budget allocations and resource distributions; validate proper allocation of funds to the college's departments; maintain and/or modify related procedures as necessary.
- Review program/departmental funding and position requests; recommend program approval, modifications, or disallowance based on executive approvals, and fiscal or policy considerations.
- Review all college grants and contracts prior to award for fiscal legality and administrative requirements.
- Monitor, review, reconcile and/or audit various grants and contracts, working directly with grant administrators and outside agency staff, requesting reimbursements, preparing monthly and year-end adjustment entries.
- Independently develop financial models and computerized methods to support college administrators and staff in the performance of budgetary control and maintenance.
- Conduct complex budget research and analysis; recommend alternate courses of action to budget administrators and department managers; provide data and background to assist the coordination of program and budget planning.
- Responsible for major budget functions, such as position control or allocation control.
- Provides customer service to internal and external customers, listening attentively, identifying issues, providing options in order to fulfill services, and/or exercising knowledge of laws and regulations to assist others and/or resolve complaints or conflicts.
- Assists with analysis of revenue projections, budget or expenditure forecasts.
- Analyzes complex financial and statistical data and determines their significance.
- Conducts fiscal research and studies to determine appropriate trends, developments or procedures.
- Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the College’s needs.
Other Work Activities
- Develop and maintain common process documentation that provides information concerning workflow, data source, sets and/or storage.
- Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
- Ensure self-compliance with college policies and procedures as well as state and federal requirements.
- Ensure interactions with team members and other college faculty and staff is conducted courteously and efficiently, consistent with the college’s guiding principles.
- Assist with related duties or special projects as assigned.
Duties of the position require skill and knowledge in
- State laws and policies, as defined in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to ensure the college’s compliance.
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), OFM regulations, fund accounting, state and federal reporting initiatives.
- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and human resources modeling.
- Excellent analytical skills with ability to organize and use numerical and qualitative data and information in a clear and rational thought process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions and recommend decisions.
- Extensive computer skills and knowledge, specifically in a Windows environment with Excel, Access and Word, and experience with accounting database systems (PeopleSoft).
- Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize a variety of projects and assignments requiring a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Ability to communicate highly complex and specialized technical information in understandable terms, to management, faculty and staff.
- Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to plan work initiatives and facilitate work without direct supervision.
Duties of the position require the ability to
- Ability to choose from and utilize a variety of mathematical techniques and computer software functions to accurately portray analytical information, perform data reconciliations and formulate conclusions.
- Set and adjust priorities, organize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, work independently, and maintain efficiency during peak workload.
- Read, interpret, develop, and explain policies and procedures verbally and in writing;
- Compile, analyze data; maintain high degree of accuracy.
- Respond professionally to stressful interpersonal situations, establish and maintain good working relationships with peers.
- Attend appropriate training and/or state meetings to remain current in areas of responsibility.
- Requires regular and punctual attendance.
The level of skills required for the Budget Analyst 2 position would typically be acquired with a Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, accounting, economics or statistics and four to five years of professional experience in budgets or program analysis.
Required Physical Abilities
Work is in an open office environment that requires standing and/or sitting and computer data entry for extended periods of time.
Required work schedule and environment
Monday-Friday; normal office hours of operation.
Required education or certificates
Bachelor’s degree or substantial college level coursework in accounting or related fields or a combination of experience and training, which provide the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above to perform the job.
- Annual full time, classified position.
- Starting salary: $43,344
- This position is in a union bargaining unit. As a condition of employment you must, within 30 days after appointment, become a member of the Washington State Federation of State Employees, or pay non-associate fees. Non-payment of such fee is grounds for dismissal.
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $913.00 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college also supports professional development.
- In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
A complete application file will include:
- a college employment application,
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
- a current resume,
- unofficial transcript of terminal degree, and
- three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references’ email addresses and telephone numbers.
Link to: Online Application
Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission.
Application materials may be submitted by mail or email to:
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email: email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
Application forms submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.