• Budget Analyst

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    BUDPL Office of Budget & Planning
  • Overview

    Under the general direction of the Vice President for Finance and the Director of Budget and Planning, the Office of Budget and Planning prepares and oversees the management of the Library's annual operating budgets, capital budgets, maintains multi-year financial plans, assists managers throughout the Library by providing analyses of the budgets for their units, and advises the Development and Government Affairs Offices in the preparation of government and private funding proposals.


    The Budget Analyst also works to establish best practices for financial planning, budget management, control and reporting.  They play a key role in institutional and program-specific planning and analysis, work closely with managers to analyze the use of financial resources and map out how those resources can support best public service operations. They also work closely with the Development and Government Affairs Offices in devising and fulfilling private and governmental fundraising strategies. The Budget Analyst supports the continuing evolution of the budget and planning process to make sure that resource-allocation decisions are aligned with the institution’s strategic priorities and strengthens long term planning through their monitoring of structural deficits.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Under the direction of the Director of Budget and Planning:

    • Supports and advises senior management, center directors, and department managers in all aspects of budget matters, providing in-depth fiscal analysis for Library programs and administrative functions
    • Manages a rotating portfolio of coverage
    • As part of a team of analysts, performs key analytical and coordination tasks in support of the annual and multi-year budget processes and planning exercises
    • Prepares routine and ad-hoc financial reports and presentations for a range of stakeholders that present complex financial information in a simplified clear manner
    • Works closely with managers throughout the Library on the preparation and reporting of grant and gift proposals
    • Supports daily budget operations by initiating, reviewing, monitoring, and expediting budget modifications and fiscal requests to ensure compliance with approved financial plans and cost effective techniques
    • Conducts training of non-finance staff in the use of budget management tools and Library financial policies and procedures
    • Performs a wide range of ad-hoc analytical work to support senior management decision-making
    • Performs related duties as required

    NYPL Core Values

    • Resourceful
    • Helpful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree and 1+ years of experience in budgetary planning/management or financial analysis
    • Excellent analytical, financial planning, organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to work well under deadline pressure
    • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team and to handle confidential matters using sound judgment and discretion
    • Successfully demonstrated computer skills, including advanced proficiency with Excel and developing complex models
    • Successfully demonstrated experience using query and reporting functions of a financial system

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related field preferred
    • Experience with Workday Financials and TM1 preferred

    Work Environment

    Office setting

    Physical Duties

    May require travel within NYC

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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