Financial Program Analyst

Position Summary:

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics LASP develops, designs, and builds instruments and spacecraft for space-based observations of the Sun, Earth, and planets. LASP has built instruments and participated in missions to every planet in the solar system. LASP manages the financial aspects for over active 170 grants and contracts, cradle to grave.

We are seeking a dynamic financial professional to further LASP's science mission by providing coordination and support to individual programs as well as to aid LASP faculty in managing sponsored research programs.

This is an advanced level of professional financial analyst work. Duties include research, selection, and compilation of financial data from multiple sources, such as production, accounting, vendors and subsequent analysis of that data to produce business information used to support decisions. Identifies questionable data and may then direct others in verifying the accuracy of data. Work assignments are

complex and have significant financial impact on the lab. Provides leadership and direction to other professional and clerical staff with respect to fiscal approach and project management. Decisions may impact the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative and business processes.

Job Duties:

• Performs work of varied and considerable difficulty requiring advanced data collection, analysis, forecasting, and compiling and writing reports.

• Applies advanced knowledge of financial management principles and analytical techniques.

• Functions as the Financial Program Analyst for multi-year projects from proposal/pre-award management, through project execution and project close-out. This includes working closely with Engineering Management, Principal Investigators and other project stakeholders to provide financial data analysis, track costs and to advise on financial matters.

• May submit proposals to sponsors on behalf of LASP as an Authorized Organizational Representative.

• Prepare management financial reports, including NASA 533's and Earned Value reports when required; respond to other special reporting requirements; approve transactions for compliance with funding agency, CU, and LASP requirements.

• Review research grants and/or contracts to ensure project compliance with reporting requirements and identify issues requiring action and/or mitigation.

• Interacts frequently with program management, agency customers, and lab executives requiring a high level of communication skills to plan, negotiate, and coordinate financial position, investments, and similar issues.

• Develop, interpret, and/or evaluate compliance with policies and procedures.

• Provide peer assistance in specialty area or serve as a leader for a team or small work unit.

• Other duties as assigned to facilitate continuity within research programs at LASP.


Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent, with 7+ years of experience or a master's in business administration and 5+ years of experience.

• Functions with well-defined guidelines and procedures to resolve routine issues, and to make independent and logical decisions and/or recommendations.

• Understands the federal, state, and university guiding principles.

• Demonstrated ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile, and evaluate data.

• Able to generate financial statement reports for internal and external customers.

• Effective decision-making and accurate analysis of program use of time, money, and resources.

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel.

• Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while under pressure.

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Desired Qualifications:

• Ability to apply strong facilitation, presentation and organizational skills.

• Ability to handle a high volume of detail and recommend changes and enhancements.

• Ability to apply strong analytical and problem solving skills.

• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships with employees, customers, and vendors.

• Ability to balance multiple tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 - Cover Letter. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 5, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00734300


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