Executive Director, Financial Analysis

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Hyde Park Campus

2010056 BSD - Accounting and Financial Analysis

About the Unit
The University of Chicago is a private institution encompassing the undergraduate College, six professional schools (Business, Law, Divinity, Public Policy, Medicine and Social Service Administration), four graduate divisions (Biological Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences) and the University of Chicago Medical Center. The broader University enterprise includes Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and Yerkes Observatory. The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) and the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) are managed by a single Dean/Executive Vice President and comprises the largest unit of the University and has an annual operating budget of $900M. The Medical Center oversees the finances and operations of all inpatient and ambulatory services. Physicians who provide patient care services are all appointed in one of the 13 clinical Departments within the BSD. The BSD includes the Pritzker School of Medicine, approximately 24 academic units, degree granting committees, and research centers and institutes. The BSD houses approximately 2,200 staff employees and approximately 800 academic appointees as well as 1,000 professional and graduate students.

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Job Summary:

The Executive Director of Financial Analysis is responsible for providing strategic planning, leadership, and support for BSD through functions such as analysis, data policy, modeling, and projections. This includes providing planning and analysis around business processes throughout the Division by developing and maintaining data design, structure, and infrastructure to support strategic planning activities.

Lead research and analysis to support primarily Clinical but also Research and Educational missions and drive performance improvement and decision-making. Manage projects with stakeholders to analyze needs, define business requirements and priorities, research and identify solutions, ensure achievement of project goals, and evaluate the success of a project once implemented. Evaluate large data sets with sophisticated quantitative analyses and develop models that translate data into actionable insights in order to solve difficult non-routine problems. Educate and guide partners on best practices for assessment projects, data uses, and overall tools and techniques. Present quantitative and qualitative analyses to support recommendations to senior management for sound business solutions, including the development of metrics to assess and report performance.


  • Identification, establishment, and promotion of the best use of data analytics to deliver strategic objectives; and the use of information to deliver transformational change.
  • Championing an information culture that drives continuous clinical and research business improvement.
  • Development of Decision Support function integrating organizational performance data and information including measurement from Performance Improvement, Performance Management, and Strategic Services.
  • Supervision of a staff assigned to projects
  • Working closely with the Medical Center and University decision support groups to maximize and integrate the analysis developed.
  • Identification of clinical improvement opportunities based on the information. Promote evidence-based best practice.
  • Translation of complex quantitative information into presentations and reports that are easily understood by leadership. Summarize and report key analytical findings to all levels of management. Assistance with education and development of skills sets in data analysis.

  • Subject matter expert in clinical operations and analysis required.
  • Understanding of budget management and accounting principles required.
  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills required.
  • Proven ability to promote innovation and future state thinking required. Demonstrated ability to manage difficult and complex issues and produce results in ambiguous circumstances required.
  • The following qualities: integrity, hands-on, creative, forward-looking, attention to detail, sensitive to timelines, goal-oriented, team builder and collaborator required.
  • Strong computer and Microsoft office skills with proficiency for spreadsheets and relational database management required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with exceptional judgment and discretion required.
  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills required.
  • Ability to utilize resources effectively to maximize competing needs with a high degree of customer focus required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
  • Master's degree in a relevant discipline preferred.


  • Minimum of eight years of multi-faceted data analysis and reporting experience required.
  • Experience supervising staff preferred.
  • Experience including a mix of supervisory experience, quality improvement, project management or process improvement preferred.
  • Experience with an Academic Medical Center or other complex environment preferred.

  • CPA or relevant certification preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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 Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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About Us
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Job No:
Posted: 7/13/2018
Application Due: 7/31/2018
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