Budget Specialist

Maryland, United States
25 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ATO/02/OE
Starting Salary Range ($s): $17.25 - $23.72 per hour

Employee group (Full time/Part-time/Limited/Casual): Full Time
Schedule (hours/days): 37.5
Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): 02
Department name: University Administration
Personnel area (School): UN10

Budget Specialist


The Budget Specialist will provide support to Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) by processing and approving accounts payable transactions and performing basic monthly reconciliation of processed transactions.  This position will report directly to the Senior Financial Manager.

  • Run monthly budget reports for Development and Alumni Relations (approximately 60 cost centers).  Reconcile with actual invoices and supporting documentation. Design personalized budget reports utilizing Enterprise Reporting in SAP as needed to facilitate documentation of incurred charges.  Approve travel and other TRIP reports for DAR.  Ensure completeness and accuracy of documentation according to University policy. Maintain an in-depth knowledge of University policies and procedures surrounding Accounts Payable transactions.  Provide SAP knowledge, expertise and support to DAR employees as needed. Enter accounts payable transactions into the SAP system in a timely and accurate manner on an as-needed basis. Track documents from creation to payment and trouble-shoot any problems that may occur. Assess need and process internal transfers.  Assist in analysis of budget variances for DAR as needed. Assist in E210 management and FML and LOA administration as needed. Other duties as needed and assigned.


High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or other related field preferred.  Three years related progressively responsible experience required.  Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education.

  • Must possess strong organizational skills, analytical and problem solving abilities and attention to detail. Must be able to interact with other staff at varying levels. Must have strong communication skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Must be able to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other mainstream software. Familiarity with University and departmental policies and procedures preferred. SAP experience preferred.

JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.