Financial Analyst - Department of Chemistry (A1700392)

Financial Analyst

Department of Chemistry

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Chemistry seeks a full-time (12-month) academic professional as a Financial Analyst. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Finance & Administration in the Chemistry Administration Office and will provide financial oversight, reporting, and analysis for the Department of Chemistry.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Financial oversight of 700+ accounts in the department. Includes; state, ICR, self-supporting, federal and private grants, and gift/endowment funds.

Closely review endowment accounts, offering guidance to Assistant Director regarding investment options and expenditure levels. Includes managing the use of scholarship and fellowship funds.

Assist Department Head and Assistant Director with devising strategies to handle faculty research accounts, manage short-term deficits, ICR restructuring, and start-up funding for faculty.

Track and analyze departmental expenditures, offering cost savings suggestions and funding strategies.

Assist with reviewing and updating all departmental employee records in the Campus Activity Reporting System (ARS), with particular emphasis on research effort and departmental cost sharing.

Gather and report financial and academic data to assist departmental administration with internal and external reporting.

Formulate summer instructional budget requests.

Oversee departmental expenditure approvals via the Travel and Expense Management (TEM) system and other internal purchasing systems.

Oversee operations in the Chemistry Head Office in the absence of the Assistant Director. Includes temporary supervision of office staff.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, or related field

Two years professional experience in a University business environment.

Experience in financial analysis and budgeting.

Thorough knowledge of University operational procedures and accounting systems.

Extensive knowledge of PC-based tools including Word, Excel and database applications.

Motivation to seek continuing education opportunities or relevant professional certifications.

Knowledge of expenditure allowability on specific fund types, departmental and campus policies, and funding availability.

Preferred: Experience internal to the University of Illinois.

Expertise in compliance regulations surrounding campus, state, federal, and industrial financial support, knowledge of applicable accounting and auditing principles

Salary and Start Date: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting date is as soon as possible after closing date.

Application Procedures: For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by the closing date of July 10, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

For further information/questions: Contact the SCS HR Office at or 217-300-1637.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Liberal Arts & Sciences
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Financial Analyst - Department of Chemistry (A1700392)
Open Date: 06/26/2017
Organization Name: Chemistry