Employment Opportunities

IT Budget Support Analyst

IT Budget Support Analyst

Posted: January 30, 2023
Position Code: 1002

Position Overview

Merrimack College seeks an IT Budget Support Analyst to assist with daily budget operations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supports the development/set-up and maintenance of the annual budget process within the Questica system, including setup of training environment, data audits, pre-system opening reporting, post-system closing reporting.

  • Daily maintenance of the Questica system including log clean-up, troubleshooting, user and group security set-up. Creates, maintains, and performs scheduled tasks and processes required to keep Budget systems running smoothly, efficiently and effectively.  Recommend and make major modifications to Questica budget and position management systems.

  • Create and update import/export of data from/to various feeder systems and applications. Query (Microsoft SQL) databases and generate reports.

  • Supports the Position Control Reporting System to conform with pre-established guidelines as determined in the operating budget for salaries and wages.

  • Performs ad hoc reporting, financial and statistical comparative analyses, variance analyses, trend information, benchmarking, and statistical models for Budgeting office for department managers with guidance from VPFP and other team members.

  • Design standardized financial reports for budgeting group and departmental managers.

  • Design reports to review cost and spending patterns for identification of discretionary spending for reallocation of resources.

  • Assist VPFP and budget analysts in designing divisional/programmatic P&L/responsibility center management models (RCM) and reports.

  • Maintains in an organized manner all budget-supporting backup in various media for review.

  • Provides training/education of the Questica budget tool on an ongoing basis to new managers.

  • Liaison with relevant management staff, departments, and vendors to troubleshoot issues within assigned functional areas related to accounting and information systems.  Maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with process owners, technical and functional team members, and business partners.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in MIS, Accounting, Computer Science or a related field.

  • Knowledge of Data analytic Tools such as Python, Tableau, SAS, Microsoft BI

  • Familiarity with SQL, Visual BASIC, advanced Excel functions (VLOOKUP, INDEX,Pivot Tables)

  • Ability to look programmatically across the College to build/review complex budget and responsibility center management reports and models.

Application Materials Should Include: 

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.

  • Resume

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations:

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

All Merrimack College students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and up to date with booster recommendations as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), or attest to a medical, religious or personal concern about being vaccinated. Every member of the Merrimack College community must take personal responsibility and complete an attestation that validates each individual’s compliance with the College’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The College’s 260-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.