Financial Oversight Analyst,Sr

Job description

Job Title: Financial Oversight Analyst,Sr
Location: SICCS
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605318
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Special Information

***This position is open to current regular, benefit-eligible NAU employees ONLY. (Temporary employees, student workers, variable-hour benefit-eligible employees, and other non-regular employees are not eligible to apply).***

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

Analyzes operational data with the purpose of looking for improvements to the financial status of the university. Maintains understanding of university finances via the use of university tools to provide accurate and timely budget information on department goals. Determines cost of university operations to ensure compliance with budgetary goals and expectations.

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of concepts and practices; may be seen as a specialist within the unit.
  • Applies broad knowledge of concepts and procedures to perform complex tasks; identifies problems and solutions independently; identifies and resolves missing information; improves existing processes.
  • Works independently primarily and has latitude with personal decision making about matters of significance; may receive general instruction and clarification on complex problems.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and models various scenarios related to department expense tracking to make recommendations or decisions to department management to improve the operations of the unit.
  • Produces and presents reports and communications for key stakeholders with recommendations for change.
  • Understands and applies knowledge of appropriate handling of department budget information.
  • Performs research and analysis to provide administration with financial data and recommendations.
  • Compares actual financial data to plans, forecasts and budgets, evaluating areas of divergence.
  • Creates forecasts and models of various future financial scenarios, guiding university planning decisions.
  • Assesses new programs by comparing results with original proposals, ultimately evaluating their impact on university financial performance.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of accounting or finance experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Advanced knowledge of financial oversight and operations tools, procedures, processes, policies, and concept; such as payroll management systems, grant management and budget analysis projects, as well as such as expense tracking, and trend analysis.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting in higher education and university budgeting practices.
  • Knowledge of Grant Uniform Guidance.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft Human Resource and PeopleSoft Financials.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Skill in financial modeling, and advance Excel knowledge.


  • Prepares detailed reports on a timely basis.
  • Analyzes complex situations and anticipates issues.
  • Balances competing priorities.
  • Demonstrates problem solving, organizational, and analytical capabilities.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Listens actively.
  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Application Deadline

7 days, minimum

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time