Duties: The Office of Financial Management, Planning and Analysis (FMPA) is responsible for managing the budgeting and financial planning operations of the School of Arts and Sciences. This includes overseeing the operating budget planning functions, developing models and managing financial projections and variance analysis, managing year-by-year budgeting processes, and providing both the support and tools necessary for the departments to fulfill their responsibilities as related to the budgeting and planning processes.
Reporting to the Director, the Financial Analyst's primary responsibilities are to: (1) Execute the original budget and fall forecast processes that will be led by the Sr. Analyst - this includes preparing templates, instructions, meeting materials, data entry, reconciling, documenting the approval of budget requests, etc, for assigned RBO's and by set deadlines; (2) Serve as a liaison to the Regional Business Offices through the detailed processed noted already, and on any other relevant issues; (3) Ongoing variance analysis and tracking; (4) Provide detailed analytical support for schoolwide projects as it relates to assigned Orgs or areas of revenue/expense/funds; (5) Participate in quarterly forecasts, the 5-year budget, year-end close, and other ad-hoc and strategic planning analyses as instructed by the Director. The ideal candidate has the ability to use discretion in working with highly sensitive data, to produce under pressure in a deadline-driven environment, thrives in a team setting, and can demonstrate flexibility as demands/assignments can change rapidly.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree (concentration in Liberal Arts preferred) and three years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. An advanced degree in finance, public policy/administration or management is preferred. A passion to learn about and be involved in higher education is a must! The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of financial analysis experience or training, and will have excellent critical thinking, be highly analytical and detail-oriented, demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, and should enjoy working both independently and as part of a team. He/she must be comfortable with spreadsheet and database applications; experience with BEN Financials, Business Objects, SRS, SFS, Pennant and Hyperion Planning at the University of Pennsylvania is helpful, but not required.
The ideal candidate has the ability to use discretion working with highly sensitive data, to produce under pressure in a deadline-driven environment, thrives in a team setting, and can demonstrate flexibility as demands/assignments can change rapidly. Sense of humor preferred!
Reference Number: 02-27643
Salary Grade: 027
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Finance and Administration
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: D-Financial