Financial Analyst (Budget Analyst 2), UCP 7

Location
Storrs, CT
Posted
Sep 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Financial Analyst (Budget Analyst 2), UCP 7
Job ID: 2018115
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The University: Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut is the state's flagship institution of higher education. In addition to the main campus in Storrs, UConn has a Law School in Hartford, a Health Center Campus which includes the Medical and Dental Schools, and four regional campuses in Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, and Avery Point. The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 20 public universities in the U.S.

UConn has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and over 30,000 students, which include more than 23,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate/professional students. UConn's retention rate is among the best for public universities in the nation, with 92 percent of students returning for their sophomore year. The University has approximately 247,000 alumni worldwide, 131,000 of whom live in Connecticut. UConn's total budget for 2017 is $2.3 billion, and the current value of its endowment is approximately $380 million. The University receives over $280 million in sponsored research awards and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

University of Connecticut's Office of Budget and Planning is seeking applications for the position of Financial Analyst (UCP 7-Budget Analyst 2). Under the general supervision of the Director of Budget and Financial Planning, the successful candidate will be responsible for completing comprehensive financial analysis to provide high quality analytical support for the Office of Budget and Planning, engaging in strategic university-wide projects, and developing reports.

Serving as a liaison between the Office of Budget and Planning and other University areas, the Financial Analyst will provide guidance and oversight of departmental financial management activities. The Financial Analyst will work independently and as part of a team in support of the University's annual budget development, financial data analysis, and forecasting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Financial Analysis and Reporting:
  • Analyze, interpret, and synthesize data from a variety of University and external sources.
  • Design standard financial reports to meet the needs of departmental and University users.
  • Use available software packages to analyze data and generate reports.
  • Generate periodic and ad hoc reports and narratives, surveys, forecasts, and trend analyses; provide information and statistics in response to authorized requests from internal and external stakeholders.

2. Financial Modeling and Forecasting:
  • Work collaboratively to understand business requirements, conceptualize, develop and execute financial models in support of strategic programs and initiatives.
  • Aggregate information from a variety of sources for use in analyzing future plans and forecasts.
  • Summarize findings regarding financial plans, operating forecasts and/or similar complex financial matters.
  • Maintain close contact with University and external offices and individuals to obtain and assure accuracy of information and to provide assistance as needed.

3. Strategic Resource:
  • Anticipate, identify, and raise potential financial opportunities, issues, risks, ideas, and solutions.
  • Act as the main resource for assigned departmental contacts with regard to all financial management activities.
  • Keep abreast of developments and trends which may require new studies or modification of current projects or practices.
  • Represent the University at meetings or conferences; serve on various University committees as needed or required.
  • Establish procedures and meet critical deadlines for collecting and updating required information in order to complete projects in a timely and accurate manner.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Bachelor's degree in business, economics, accounting, mathematics or related area or equivalent experience and training.
  2. Three years' experience with financial modeling, data analysis, or research.
  3. Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  4. Experience working with diverse groups in a project team setting.
  5. Ability to work independently exercising sound judgment in resolving issues.
  6. Knowledge of business intelligence, dashboards and reporting tools, such as WebFOCUS, Cognos or OBIEE.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Bachelors or Master's degree in business, economics, accounting or related area.
  2. Experience using SPSS, SAS or other comparable analytical programs for reporting and decision support.
  3. Experience with project management techniques.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at UConn Careers at www.jobs.uconn.edu , Staff positions (Search #2018115) to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018115)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 20, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp .

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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