Sr. Financial Analyst

Chicago, IL
Mar 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hyde Park Campus

20114 BSD Shared Research Facilities

About the Unit
The mission of the Animal Resources Center is to assist investigators in performing their animal research while ensuring appropriate and humane care of all laboratory animals. The Office of Shared Research Facilities (OSRF) oversees the core facilities, which make up a pivotal and essential part of the research ecosystem, providing critical resources that enable existing and emerging technologies to facilitate groundbreaking discoveries. OSRF Cores offer expertise in state-of-the-art instrumentation and services as well as experimental design and data analysis to advance research programs across the disciplines. Operated as fee-for-service facilities, OSRF cores are managed in order to best support the University's mission to discover and create new knowledge of living systems. We are driven by the research needs of the faculty.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Finance & Administration, this position provides financial and accounting support to the Core Facilities overseen by the Office of Shared Research Facilities (OSRF) as well as the Animal Resources Center (ARC).

  • Complete quarterly financial analysis and monthly forecasts/projections for the cores; as well as develop unique metrics for each core to help manage financials.
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance of financial results by identifying and processing journal entries and payroll transfers, when necessary and identify areas of concern or interest.
  • Work closely with the cores to collect data for ad hoc projects; as well as work with teammates to build ad hoc reports and analysis to support the planning process.
  • Present to the Associate Dean for Research and analyze results as appropriate.
  • Lead the annual operating budget development with the cores and participate in the creation of the annual operating budget and lead implementation of a new billing system.
  • Manage OSRF/ARC Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable to ensure to ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices and billing to investigators.
  • Complete ad hoc reporting/analysis and other miscellaneous tasks as needed by Core Directors, Director of Finance and Administration, and the Associate Dean for Research Resources.
  • Reporting/analysis for the Core Facilities and ARC, including report generation, analysis, projections, and verification of accuracy of financial information.
  • Partner with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable to ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices and billing to investigators.

  • Ability to work under pressure, manage competing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to summarize detailed issues in a concise and structured manner.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret various financial concepts and principles.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions and solve problems in complex situations.
  • Ability to respond to e-mails from customers in a timely manner.
  • Excellent customer/staff interpersonal skills.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics from a four-year college or University is required.

  • Minimum four years of related experience and/or training is preferred.
  • Experience working in an academic environment or biomedical field is preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite; especially Excel is required.
  • Leverage excel and other available tools to streamline and automate reports.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Information

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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