Manager of Financial Analysis

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5235 S. Harper Court

9065510 Facilities-Support Services

About the Unit
Facilities Services supports the mission of the University of Chicago through efforts to maintain and enhance the University campus and environment and provide superior client service to our community including faculty, students, staff, neighbors and visitors.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Manager of Financial Analysis reports to the Executive Director of Finance and Business Services. Principle responsibilities center on managing the analysis and financial reporting team. The Manager sets standards, motivates, and leads the team to achieve deliverables.


  • Responsible for managing and supporting the day to day activities of the financial analysis team, which includes the following.
  • Establishes and coordinates with other staff regarding budgeting systems and procedures.
  • Develops, monitors, and analyzes budget plans and budget process for Facilities Services.
  • Identify and report any financial risk.
  • Prepares weekly financial reports, which includes written variance explanations and risk analysis based on actual results and collaboration with FS staff.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of financial statements, activity reports, financial position forecasts, and/or reports.
  • Responsible for developing ad hoc reporting requests and monthly close activities such as ensuring encumbrances are accurate, and recharge fees are properly recorded, and appropriate journal entries are booked.
  • Fosters planning and resource allocation by developing benchmarking tools that are useful to analyze expenses and budgets.
  • Coordinates updates and contributes to the maintenance of the Finance Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Works with auditors on a regular basis to ensure financial processes are efficient and in compliance.
  • Tracks audit findings, make recommendations, and facilitates adjustments.
  • Researches and advises senior management on financial reporting requirements.
  • Creates strategies for improving budget and financial planning processes while improving efficiency.
  • Ensures that all reports and disclosures comply with applicable governmental regulations, Facilities Services standards, and University policies.
  • Facilitates all other ad hoc requests.

  • Communications
  • Decision Quality and Accountability
  • Strategic Agility
  • Business Acumen
  • Manage Performance

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications

  • BS/BA Accounting, Finance, or Economics OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience (minimum of eight years) required. MBA/CPA, Preferred.

  • 5 years of progressive financial experience required.
  • Financial analysis experience in a university setting preferred.
  • Experience in financial modeling required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • High level of Business Objects knowledge preferred.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Applications.
  • Advanced in Microsoft Excel, which includes advance usage of pivot tables, v-lookups, macros etc.
  • Previous experience developing relational databases (i.e. Access) required.
  • Strong mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Familiarity with providing financial support for constructions projects, operations, utilities and general maintenance for facilities services in higher education is preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to move around campus to inspect buildings & equipment.
  • Ability to review architectural/engineering plans and specifications.
  • Keyboarding; bending; stooping to reach files; light lifting; standing.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

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: 6/9/2018
Application Due: 6/27/2018
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