Finance Analyst

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2013000 Pediatrics-Administration

About the Unit
In the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, we strive to provide the highest level of complex care for children from diagnosis and treatment to conducting research to find promising new therapies with a focus on teaching. We are committed to advancing the frontiers of knowledge, and the education and training of future clinical pediatricians, subspecialists, educators, clinical investigators and physician-scientists. Professional and investigative aspects of medicine are readily combined and the attributes of academic life are easily recognized in the Department of Pediatrics. Our faculty and staff value the designation "teacher of teachers" and appreciate the importance of research training, individual creativity and high quality comprehensive clinical care and service. The Department of Pediatrics is a dynamic, stimulating place to work, and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our staff have particularly challenging and rewarding roles.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Sr. Director of Finance, this position provides financial and accounting support to the Department of Pediatrics. Ensure accuracy and compliance of financial results by identifying and processing journal entries and payroll transfers, when necessary. Performs Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable tasks to ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices and billing. Responsible for monitoring and approving expense reimbursements. Provides analytical support for routine budget projects. Monthly monitors the financial statements by reviewing reports and accounting records to determine if allocated funds have been spent as specified. May be involved in long-range financial planning. Complete ad hoc reporting/analysis and miscellaneous other tasks as needed


  • Reporting/analysis for the Department of Pediatrics, including report generation, analysis, projections, and verification of accuracy of financial information
  • Ad hoc reporting/financial analysis as needed by Sr. Director of Finance and/or Executive Administrator
  • Participation in the creation of the annual operating budget
  • Perform Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable tasks to ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices and billing
  • Leverage excel and other available tools to streamline and automate reports

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong practical knowledge of financial analysis methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain relationships at all organizational levels
  • Intellectual versatility and creativity
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours when necessary
  • Ability to independently complete projects on time and accurately with minimal supervision required

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or equivalent preferred

  • A minimum of three years of accounting, finance, or equivalent experience required
  • Experience working in a University setting preferred
  • Financial modeling experience preferred

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • Ability to develop and analyze alternative solutions and assist in making recommendations
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret various financial concepts and principles
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Financial modeling skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility and ability to work effectively and gracefully under considerable time pressure with competing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment

Required Documents:

The following documents are required in order to be considered for this position.
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Professional 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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Job No:
Posted: 3/13/2018
Application Due: 5/12/2018
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