About The Unit: The Finance Office is a unit within the Dean's Office. It currently contains a total staff of 11 people. This unit works closely with the Hospital and University finance offices, the departments management and finance team, other Dean's Office management and staff, and University Financial Services staff.
Unit Job Summary: Senior Financial Analyst: Serves as a support to the Dean of Research for analytical projects, including: Dollar Density, Grant Success Rates, Compensation benchmarking, Research Grant portfolio, Research Long Range Plan, US News and World Report submission and Graduate Education analysis. Serves as a liaison with academic departments and operating units of both the university and hospital on financial, budget, and accounting issues. Works with the the Manager of Financial Analysis and Special Projects and the Assistant Dean of Finance and Operations to support the Dean and Research Dean on various projects, the development of budget guidelines for the departments and monitoring tools to track performance. Involved in creation and modification of budget and finance tools. Reviews department related budgets for accuracy and appropriateness and assist in the completion of these budgets where necessary. Reviews monthly financial statements for completeness and accuracy. Leads analysis of budget performance to date, report on risk areas, and assist in the identification of actions to be implemented to accomplish budget objectives. Monitors key metrics for issues. Works closely with financial and operational managers to ensure that they understand the tools available to them to effectively carry out their responsibilities. Creates budget templates, business object tools and other financial tools for BSD areas, engaging end-users as appropriate.
Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.
Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, accounting, statistics or economics preferred.
MBA or advanced degree in finance, public policy, not-for-profit administration, healthcare administration, or a related field preferred.
Unit Experience: A minimum of five years of financial analysis experience required.
Experience in a university or a not-for-profit organization required.
Experience in a University Research Intense setting with demonstrated skills in financial analysis preferred.
Unit Job Function Competencies: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, financial computing, and database software applications required.
Previous experience with Access required.
Knowledge of various financial principles, practices, and applications including budgeting, financial planning, and financial reporting required.
Strong financial modeling skills required.
Intellectual versatility and creativity required.
Strong analytical and organizational skills required.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required.
Ability to think strategically and translate into operational objectives required.
Ability to independently develop and analyze alternative solutions and make recommendations required.
Ability to work closely with senior Division Management required.
Ability to work effectively under considerable time pressure on high visibility, high stakes projects required.