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Administration & Finance Budget Officer

Apply now Job no: 539354
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Finance/Accounting, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification:   Administrator I
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week 
FLSA:  Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:  $6,321 - $8,541* mo.
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*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date:  May 21, 2024
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled - CSUMB INTERNAL ONLY RECRUITMENT


California State University, Monterey Bay is a mid-sized university in California’s Central Coast that grants undergraduate and graduate degrees. Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, CSUMB is part of the nation’s largest four-year public university system, California State University, which educates nearly 460,000 students every year. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,000 students, CSU Monterey Bay is both a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our staff and faculty transform students’ lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning, and a strong emphasis on multicultural and global perspectives. CSUMB’s sustainability goal is to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in developing a diverse body of faculty, staff and administrators. Many appreciate living and working close to the shores of beautiful Monterey Bay, with easy access to recreational areas from Big Sur to Santa Cruz. Nearby opportunities for collaborative research include working in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Silicon Valley, and with colleagues at local research universities, including UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University.As one of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate rental housing on East Campus, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. With proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose, opportunities for faculty, staff and students are as endless as the shores of the nearby Pacific Ocean.


Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President of Finance (AVP), the Administration & Finance (A&F) Budget Officer manages the development and administration of the budgets for all units in the A&F division; advises and makes recommendations to the AVP on budget-related policies and procedures; collaborates with other senior administrators to ensure budgetary alignment; reviews and approves a variety of budget and personnel transactions; develops and implements training programs for budget planning, tracking and implementation; assists staff and administrators with all aspects of budget planning and administration, including revenue projections; performs financial planning and analysis duties of considerable scope and complexity requiring broad knowledge of university activities and priorities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Manages the development and ongoing administration of the Administration and Finance division budget in close collaboration with the Vice President of Administration & Finance (VPAF), Chief of Staff to the VPAF, and/or AVP of Finance; provides analytical support, advice and recommendations to the AVP on matters of financial planning, budget development, resource allocation, new employee salary placement, temporary assignments, reclassifications and reorganizations. Assists with the preparation of the annual budget proposal and administers the annual budget. Develops revenue projections and resource allocation options, creates templates, compiles and analyzes data for general, trust and self-support program funds, reports expenditure trends, and projects year-end balances. Assesses and makes recommendations to the AVP on budget-related policies and procedures. 
  2. Develops and implements A&F budgetary operating procedures and budget. Creates and maintains financial records and revenue/expenditure tracking systems, including Position Control. Manages internal transfer of funds/expenses between Administration and Finance departments, as well as transfers to/from other Divisions and the Corporation. Manages the A&F division one-time fund; establishes a process for evaluating and tracking department requests for one-time purchases and makes recommendations to the AVP.
  3. Reviews personnel, purchasing, payroll and other budget administration documents. Works closely with the Budget Office and Human Resources to coordinate budget and hiring activities and procedures. Collaborates with administrators to ensure alignment of budget requests, criteria, and other factors affecting budgetary decisions and expenditures.  Works with senior A&F administrators to review and respond to budget requests and budget administration questions or issues.
  4. Develops and maintains budget to actual reporting template for the university and responsible for maintaining A&F division reports. May assist in the collection of other Division’s reports for Cabinet review.
  5. Develops budget administration and other procedural training materials; provides on-going consultation and training as needed across campus; communicates information related to procedures and budget administration to departments, both in writing and verbally.
  6. May supervise staff and/or student assistants, including hiring, training, assigning and monitoring work, and completing performance evaluations.

Other Functions:

  1. Participates in university task forces and special projects as required.
  2. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Working knowledge of: standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to financial administration; operational and fiscal analysis techniques.

Skilled in: fiscal management and administration, addressing problems with broad administrative impact and implications; research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

Ability to: anticipate problems and address them proactively; take initiative and independently perform work in various situations;  manage multiple projects; prioritize and meet deadlines; develop and maintain financial records management systems; maintain a high level of organization; perform difficult technical work involving independent judgment, accuracy and speed; recommend policies related to budget administration for consideration by executive leadership; develop procedures and implement training in technical budget administration; communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in written reports or correspondence; maintain high professional standards; and, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.


Equivalent to a four-year degree in accounting, finance, business or closely related field from an accredited college AND a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting and financial administration which involved study, analysis and evaluation leading to the implementation, development or improvement of budget procedures, policies and practices. Experience can be used on a year-to-year basis to satisfy the educational requirement.


Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or closely related field. Governmental financial management experience, preferably in an academic setting; working knowledge and understanding of higher education/academic financial management procedures. Technical fluency with Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent student information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs. 


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order EO 1095, EO 1096, and EO 1097 as a condition of employment.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).  The position is required to participate in training at the direction of the Clery Director and must also promptly report allegations of reportable crimes according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, its accompanying regulations; the California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380; and the California State University system-wide policy, Code EO 1107.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with access to and responsibility for control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks.  The position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations. 

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  


This is a management-level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit Employee Benefits Summary. As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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