Financial Program Analyst I

Boulder, CO
Sep 29, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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.

Entry level of professional analyst work. Duties include 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 financial decisions. Verifies the accuracy of data. Work is subject to close review by senior staff.

Job Duties:

• Develop and maintain knowledge of certain business practices and products particularly in the areas of finance and sponsored project accounting.

• Review and approval of expenses against supported sponsored projects.

• Track expenses against the project budgets.

• Create ad hoc reports using data from a variety of sources to answer questions posed by program management.

• Verify financial transactions captured in the general ledger systems reconcile to the financial reporting system.

• Prepare financial reports to be reviewed by senior analyst or functional management.

• Consult and receive regular guidance with senior analysts or functional management.

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


Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent, with less than 3 years of experience.

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel.

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

• 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.

• 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 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: Sep 28, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00740083