Financial Analyst

Job description

The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a Financial Analyst.  This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who wants to be on the forefront at an exciting time in our history.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

The Financial Analyst will perform a variety of financial statement analysis, budget variance reporting, financial projections and modeling including: providing ad hoc reports as requested by Controller or Associate Vice President for Finance; developing financial models to provide strategic analysis of operating activities; performing monthly budget to actual variance analysis; providing reconciliation and analysis of University investment accounts; and providing value-added financial analyses to provide decision support using various databases and reporting tools.  This position reports to the Controller.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

The Financial Analyst must possess the following skills and attributes: integrity, intellectual curiosity, exceptional interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication skills, significant strategic and analytic capacity, technologically savvy, attention to detail, a collaborative work style, ability to work with people at all levels of the institution, and commitment to excellence.

Bachelor’s degree (in the field of Accounting or Finance) is required. Proficiency with Excel, strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities are necessary. Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience summarizing analysis and preparing presentation materials for executive leaders.

Preferred Qualifications

Three to five years in a financial role including forecasting, variance analysis, financial and management reporting is preferred. Experience is preferably with an institution of higher education or not-for-profit organization.
Experience with Banner, Cognos, and Adaptive is desirable, but not required.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Posted: 3/18/2019
Application Due: 5/17/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience