Financial Analyst 1

Location
Chicago
Posted
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Budget Office is responsible for the development and monitoring of the portion of this budget ($1.7 billion) not associated with the Hospital, the Biological Sciences Division, or the Marine Biological Laboratory. The University Budget Office is also responsible for oversight of the $325 million annual capital budget and annual updates to the rolling 10-year financial model. In addition to these core duties, the unit provides financial analysis on a wide range of subject matters including total student charges, research performance, and enrollment trends. Staff members sit on several decision making bodies including the Financial Strategy Group, the Capital Planning Committee, and the Data Stewardship Committee. The University Budget Director reports directly to the Provost with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Chief Financial Officer.

Unit Job Summary: Housed in the Budget Office and reporting to the University Budget Director and Associate Vice President for Finance, the Financial Analyst will be responsible for undertaking in-depth studies conducted by the Budget Office on a wide array of fiscal issues. Incumbent will serve as a resource to all units in the Provost's Office for extracting, interpreting, and presenting output from University databases and, when needed, identifying and compiling data for analyses. Works closely with Assistant Director for Financial Strategy on maintaining and enhancing the University's long financial model and on high end analytical topics. Other duties will include identifying and analyzing potential areas for organizational efficiencies and cost savings; conduct peer studies to provide comparative data to assist in resource allocation decisions; and act as a technical assistant to the entire Provost's Office in data gathering and report presentation.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required Mathematics, statistics, financial analysis or similar relevant coursework preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of three years of accounting, finance, or equivalent experience required. Proven experience in doing intensive analytical work. Background and/or knowledge of higher education issues; particularly in research intensive institutions Financial modeling experience preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Strong analytical skills Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Oracle Hyperion, SAS, financial computing and database software applications preferred. Strong educational background with focus in mathematics, statistics, financial analysis or similar related technical field Strong practical knowledge of financial analysis methodologies Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills Demonstrated ability to think strategically, independently develop and evaluate options, and translate findings into operational objectives Intellectual versatility and creativity Ability to establish and maintain relationships at all organizational levels Flexibility and ability to work effectively and gracefully under considerable time pressure on high visibility, high stakes projects