Financial Analyst, DAR

Washington, DC
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University's Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is responsible for leading the university's alumni and fundraising efforts.

DAR seeks to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations, patients and other friends. Our goal is to advance GW's mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship and patient care.
Development staff connect the passions of our alumni and supporters with the aspirations of our students and faculty to provide the resources that ensure GW continues to make history. Alumni Relations staff engage GW's more than 270,000 alumni located around the world and offers tools to connect and network, develops benefits and services, creates programs and events, provides opportunities to volunteer and give, and shares news and information.

DAR embraces core values that guide our work and our relationships. We are people-centric, collaborative, driven by excellence, and empowered.

DAR is seeking a Financial Analyst. The successful candidate will join the DAR Finance team. The DAR Finance team provides financial oversight to the division, guidance on financial strategies and supports the division in maintaining financial compliance.

The Financial Analyst is responsible for providing financial oversight to the division. Reporting to the Assistant Finance Director, the Financial Analyst plays a critical role on the DAR finance team.

Responsibilities include:
Responsible for financial analysis, trending and forecasting for several organizations within DAR including preparing budget reports, analyzing monthly expense activity, meeting with budget managers to discuss the annual budget, 5-year plan and other areas of strategic financial planning. The monthly budget reporting process includes data collected from the general ledger and revenue and expense analysis, identifying potential areas for efficiency and cost containment.

Assists the Managing Finance Director, Assistant Finance Director and Senior Financial Analyst in the development of the annual budget for the division by preparing multi-year budget projections and resource allocation recommendations; reviews and analyzes expense and income data monthly for year-end forecasts for several budget organizations and recommends corrective action during the year if needed. Prepares Unit budget reports for several areas, ad-hoc reports, and other requests for financial information.

Prepares and conducts training sessions for directors, and managers and support staff concerning financial policies and procedures and use of university systems.

Additionally, responsible for daily financial transactions of the Division including procurement, invoice payments, reimbursements, and timekeeping. Provides guidance to employees throughout the division performing these tasks. Serves as the primary timekeeper and is responsible for training two other members of the finance team to serve as a backup timekeeper.

Responsible for the primary management of the division's timekeeping records and paid leave administration. Ensuring accurate timesheet submission and meeting Payroll deadlines.

Serves as primary division contact for P-Card compliance and expense reporting, providing assistance to units across the division to ensure all expense reports are accurate, timely, and compliant with Divisional and University policies.

Promotes awareness of and compliance with university financial management policies throughout the division. Recommends enhancements to and implements procedures and policies that govern financial activities across the Division to provide effective resource management and ensure consistency with University policies.

The Financial Analyst is expected to be enthusiastic and work well in a fast-paced team environment.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization, plus two years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in higher education.

Familiarity with enterprise systems such as Oracle Financials, Banner, and Kronos in a higher education environment.

Advanced proficiency in Excel and Access.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Development & Alumni Relations Family Finance and Business Sub-Family Division/School Financial Management Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, daytime hours Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Yes Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006298 Job Open Date: 05/01/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of relevant professional experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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