Officer, Budget Management, Office of Budget and Financial Planning (50031401 )

 Reports to: Manager, Budget Management

Purpose: Under the supervision of the manager, budget management, the officer for budget management examines and identifies variances and/or deviations from financial plans; conducts research and determine the basis for deviations from plan and identifies possible corrective actions. Assists and participates in the preparation of data entry, follow up budgeting transactions and formats and assists in preparing data for reports. Maintain the salaries and benefits budget, the financial forecasting models, supporting the budget cycle and lead other special projects as needed.


Principal Accountabilities:

Budget Management and Resource Allocation

  • Provides advice in support of resource management, including planning, analysis, and control of expenditure, with oversight and evaluation of resource requirements

  • Monitors performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance

  • Creates and maintains analyses and reports to support short-term and long-term decisions

  • Model and create scenarios to analyze options

  • Makes necessary studies to improve compensation and benefits planning and control in addition to budgeting systems

  • Records, reviews, analyzes, and extracts financial management information, ensuring the accuracy and consistency of information

  • Secures the accuracy and timely submission of actual reports to give managers an early warning to correct and adjust their plans

  • Identifies and reports variances, investigates reasons to verify any deviations from the plan and advising on corrective measures

  • Prepares the requested statistical data for headcount and type of positions

  • Prepares and reports financial forecasts reports for compensation and benefits

  • Examines and reports the budget performance of the fund centers and projects, including the review of budget transactions against AUC policies and procedures

  • Reviews on a monthly basis payroll result against approved budget and investigate any variances

  • Develop standard reporting formats for essential data gathering for reporting requirements. Like: payroll irregular payment and budget performance

  • Devises system/methodology for the monitoring of the SAP HR, payroll, logistics and project system integrations and their posting results in finances and reporting deviations and discrepancies

  • Perform other related duties as assigned



Minimum education requirement:

University degree in accounting. MBA and or/ a professional accreditation is an asset

Experience: Minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in related field


  • Knowledge and experience with forecasting tools, detail oriented with exceptional analytical skills and experience with financial modeling

  • Computer literacy with the ability to demonstrate application on both the PC and mainframe environment, with SAP ERP in-depth experience

  • Administrative skills must be inherent, planning, high level of oral and written communication including report writing in English are a must

  • Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to navigate new issues

  • Proven ability to handle sensitive data with discretion, creatively solve problems, and both design and improve processes in an expanding operation


Position is open until February 24, 2019


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “50031401 Officer, Budget Management “in the subject line.


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