Budget Analyst II (Budget Analyst)

Budget Analyst II (Budget Analyst)


North Carolina Community Colleges System Office
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-807-7100

Job Location

200 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603


$52,875 – $72,450/NC16


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Closes: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, accounting or related field, from an accredited institution and four years of experience preferably including experience in accounting or budgeting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


The North Carolina Community College System (System Office) is a statewide network of 58 public community colleges. The system enrolls over 500,000 students annually. It is the 3rd largest in the nation based on the number of colleges. It also provides data to the North Carolina Learning Object Repository by collecting, contributing, and sharing digital learning resources for use in traditional or distance learning environments. The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a global, multicultural, and competent workforce, and improve the lives and wellbeing of N.C. citizens. To learn more about the NC Community College System Office and the Great 58 visit our website About Us | NC Community Colleges

NC Community Colleges System Office has an opening for a Budget Analyst in the Business and Finance Division. The recruitment range: $52,875 – $72,450.

The Division of Business and Finance supports the System Office and the 58 community colleges by advocating on behalf of the System, providing fiscal and human resource services and guidance, as well as ensuring accountability to promote good stewardship of public resources. The System Office provides support to college business offices by providing procedures, forms and data for use in capital improvement, purchasing, budgeting and accounting.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The Budget Analyst position for the Division of Business & Finance is responsible for budget modeling, including, but not limited to, enrollment growth calculations, funding formula changes, receipt projections, and other fiscal impacts of proposed policy changes. This position is responsible for developing the college formula and categorical budget allocations for management’s review and incorporation into the annual State Aid Allocations and Budget Policies document.  This position is also responsible for giving advice to programmatic staff on allocation strategies and developing allocation options for special projects, as needed. This employee will complete biennial budget preparation documents, including program budgeting, working across divisions as needed. This position will provide technical assistance to the 58 community colleges and serve as a liaison for the System Office regarding budgetary matters with the Office of State Budget and Management and the Fiscal Research Division of the General Assembly to resolve questions that may arise and respond to their inquiries. This position will maintain historical System Office and State Aid expenditure files, analyze data to identify key trends and complete necessary financial reporting. The person in this position must possess analytical and problem-solving skills and demonstrate the ability to apply these attributes in the execution of solutions.


  • Ability to apply technical, professional, and regulatory knowledge to perform data analysis and develop conceptual ideas into various budget formulae for budget planning and allocation.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze data in the preparation of budget modeling, forecasting and trends and advise management on the impact of the analysis.
  • Ability to research and document fiscal impact of proposed policy changes and demonstrate the ability to apply these attributes in the execution of solutions.
  • Thorough problem-solving skills with ability to gather, analyze, and interpret information to recognize issues, problems or opportunities and determine actions/options to form recommendations.
  • Ability to serve as a liaison for the System Office in budgetary matters with the Office of State Budget and Management and the General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division to resolve questions and respond to inquiries.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing concise, comprehensive, and accurate information on budget applications with ability to meet, interact and work with a wide range of other personnel.
  • Proficient with advanced Microsoft Excel formulas and spreadsheets, Word, and PowerPoint presentations.

PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to applicants with a working knowledge of the NC Community College System, college business processes, budget, and administrative structures.  Knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes, the North Carolina Community College State Board Code and the North Carolina Accounting and Procedures Manual.

How to Apply

STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: We value our employees and offer a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits. The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave. In addition, paid parental leave, and personal observance is available to eligible employees. Some highlights include:

  • The best-funded pension plan/retirement system in the nation according to Moody’s Investor’s Service
  • Twelve (12) holidays/year
  • Fourteen (14) vacation days/year which increase as the length of service increases and accumulate year-to-year
  • Twelve (12) sick days/year which is cumulative indefinitely
  • Longevity pays lump sum payout yearly (based on length of service beginning 10 years and up)
  • 401K, 457, and 403(b) plans

Learn more about employee perks/benefits:



The North Carolina Community College System Office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions SUBJECT to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range or recruitment range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete the online process at https://www.nc.gov/jobs, Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Work history and credentials must appear on the application to receive consideration during the selection process.

Job Post Contact

North Carolina Community College System
Human Resources | Caswell Building
5001 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-5001
Phone: (919) 807-7177 | Fax: (919) 807-7222