Senior Financial Analyst

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Financial Analyst - Advanced

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Senior Financial Analyst

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Full-Time Permanent

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M-F; 8am-5pm

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SPH - Finance-460105

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description:

The mission of the School of Public Health is to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health inequities across North Carolina and around the world. Our goal is to achieve these aims through integrated approaches to teaching, scientific inquiry, and public service that benefit the people of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

The Gillings School of Global Public Health has an annual budget of more than $118 million, 233 faculty, 519 staff, and ~1600 students and is located in over 300,000 gross square feet of space both on and off campus. The School has a significant research mission that includes $150 million of research awards and a separately incorporated foundation that has approximately ~$70 million of net assets. The School has seven academic departments, one other academic unit, a School-wide institute and center and multiple other units. The School and its senior leadership are supported by a central finance office.

The School’s central finance office has general overall responsibility for financial oversight of the School and its units that includes a complex system of state, overhead, grants, trust and foundation accounts. In addition, it provides direct financial management of the School’s central budget (~$13 million of state, overhead, trusts and some grant funds) and the Public Health Foundation, Inc. The Public Health Foundation, Inc is a separate legal and financial entity that has approximately $70 million of net assets and requires separate financial auditing and reporting to various entities.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

Position Description:

The Senior Financial Analyst provides advanced financial modeling and financial analysis for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The incumbent: 1) conducts sophisticated financial modeling, 2) generates detailed analyses of financial operations and financial outlook of the School financials, and 3) applies financial analyses to guide financial strategy and decision-making. The incumbent must operate at a high level of autonomy. The incumbent is expected to generate complex financial analyses and models for all levels of the Gillings school (school-level, department-level, central administrative units, etc.). The incumbent will work closely with and report to the Associate Dean for Finance and Business to develop financial strategies for the school.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, banking, finance, business administration, economics, or related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Financial modeling and reporting experience/ knowledge, preferably in a higher education environment, including experience creating financial dashboards.
• Demonstrated analytical skills including ability to analyze large volumes of data, solve problems, find efficient way to complete tasks, and make decisions.
• Ability to understand relationships between numbers, understand trends, and work with graphical information.
• Ability to interpret financial and operational data.
• Ability to prepare financial information to evaluate business performance and to support strategic business decisions.
• Strong computer skills and knowledge of Excel, Word, and database applications.
• Data visualization skills and visualization software expertise required (Tableau, PowerBI or comparable).
• Operational business understanding, including the potential impact of business decisions on various situations.
• Ability to manage new ideas and creative solutions.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Attention to detail and ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, while keeping big picture in sight.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer relevant post-Baccalaureate degree ; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or professional-level institutional planning/assessment experience, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

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Posted: 4/9/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time