Financial Analyst

Job description

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century four-year liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. With a current enrollment of more than 12,000 students, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a student centered, technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology

Position Title:
Financial Analyst

Job Category:

Office of Student Affairs - 6010690

Student Affairs

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume

The Financial Analyst is responsible for detailed budget monitoring and resource reporting. Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Financial Analyst works closely with the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Affairs Directors to implement an integrated approach to student learning which fosters the implementation of higher education "best practices" across academic and student affairs ensuring graduates are "prepared to anticipate and respond to an ever-changing global environment."

The Financial Analyst is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of Student Affairs budgets including detailed budget monitoring, reporting, process flow, linkage of budgeting to area assessment goals, and coordination of required staff training across institutional areas. This position works closely with all members of the Student Affairs Team as well as key staff members of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost and Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance/CFO. This Student Affairs leader plays an integral role in the Student Affairs Strategic Planning Process.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create and provide multi-year budget projections utilizing Student Affairs goals, assessment data, enrollment projections, and institutional financial predictions.
  • Provide regular budget updates to the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and other Student Affairs staff.
  • Annually review USG BOR and GGC policies and ensure regulatory compliance in all financial activities within Student Affairs including student fees.
  • Ensure a high level of transparency related to student fee votes, allocation, and communication
  • Serve as Chairperson of the campus-wide Mandatory Student Fee Committee.
  • Facilitate the Student Affairs budget request and allocation process including those related to student fees.
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs staff members to develop work flow processes which ensure accuracy.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with the Office of the Vice President of Business and Finance/CFO and key members of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost's staff responsible for budget.
  • Schedule and record required annual training for Student Affairs staff including student fees, budget, and p-card.
  • Purchasing card (p-card) holder for Student Affairs.

  • Advance the SSAO's strategic priorities by gathering information, collecting existing data, conducting research, consulting institutional stakeholders, and raising awareness of programs/services as required.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and periodic review of Student Affairs policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a comparable field from an accredited college/university required.
  • Five (5) or more years experience in managing budgets and/or working in accounting or finance.
  • Excellent quantitative skills and attention to detail. Excellent skills in communication and collaboration.


  • Previous experience in a higher education environment.
  • Previous experience working for a USG Institution.
  • Knowledge of University System of Georgia Board of Regents Policies and Procedures.
  • Previous experience with financial tracking software.
  • This position will interact frequently with students, faculty, and staff. As such, professional presentation and communication skills are desired.

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

Work Hours:
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:






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Job No:
Posted: 3/28/2018
Application Due: 5/27/2018
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