Senior Manager of Financial Analysis
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.
The Senior 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.
- Works directly with the University's Central Budget Office about any deliverables for the Facilities operating and capital budgets, and responsible for adhering to all deadlines.
- Collaborates with the Capital Project Delivery and Campus Planning area of Facilities Services to analyze new and existing capital projects for cash flow projections. Assist with monthly Project Manager meetings, forecasting and written variance explanations. Manage unit's contribution to the annual capital planning process.
- Produce, manage and analyze project delivery fee revenue recharges.
- Produce monthly KPI reports for Executive Director of Finance & Business 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.
- Decision Quality and Accountability
- Strategic Agility
- Business Acumen
- Manage Performance
Education, Experience or Certifications:
- Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, or Economics or related field required.
- MBA/CPA, Preferred.
- Seven years of progressive financial analysis experience required.
- Financial analysis experience in a university setting preferred.
- Experience in financial modeling required
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
- Strong practical knowledge of financial analysis methodologies required.
- Ability to think strategically and translate into operational objectives required.
- Ability to independently develop and analyze alternative solutions and make recommendations required.
- Flexibility and ability to work effectively under considerable time pressure on high visibility, high stakes projects required
- 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.
- High level of Business Objects knowledge preferred.
- 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.
- Cover Letter
- List of References
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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