Financial Analyst - Journey

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Job Title:

Financial Analyst - Journey

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Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates



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Research Economic Development & Engagement

Classification Title:

10725 Financial Analyst

Competency Level:

2 - Journey

Working Title:

Financial Analyst

Number of Vacancies:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE):


Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

$38,519 - $74,141

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$56,775 - $60,115

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Job Category:

Staff - Professional

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) supports ECU’s research enterprise though a broad range of services for external grants and contracts (sponsored projects) from state, federal, non-profit, and for-profit sources. ORA provides oversight for all financial transactions related to sponsored projects. ORA is the institutional signatory for grants/contracts, financial transactions, financial reports, documents related to financial activity, and audit reports for sponsored projects. ORA provides a variety of support and expert advice services to campus faculty and staff in the management of their sponsored projects. ORA is the financial liaison to sponsors and auditors. ORA is the financial liaison to other compliance offices or institutional offices that support or monitor sponsored projects. ORA is responsible for supporting the financial needs of sponsored projects, and sponsor and University business practices, in a customer-oriented, friendly environment while assuring the proper stewardship of all fiscal resources.

Job Duties :

The Financial Analyst (FA) will serve as one of several financial professionals within ORA. The FA will work closely with campus faculty, project directors, and administrative staff in monitoring expenditures and project activities in conformance with a sponsor, University, and auditor requirements. The FA manages an assigned portfolio of sponsored projects and is the primary contact for questions from campus faculty and staff related to that portfolio. The FA will serve as a liaison to other institutional offices, sponsors, and auditors, as needed, related to project terms and conditions, expenditures, business procedures, cash management, regulatory requirements, reporting procedures, and other sponsored project activities.

The FA has to be familiar with specific sponsor requirements and general University business forms, practices, and systems. The FA has to be able to independently interpret federal, state, and other sponsor requirements and apply them to specific projects and situations. The FA has to understand financial accountability, reporting, compliance oversight, audit procedures, and professional ethics.

The FA works independently with minimal supervision from his/her supervisor. The FA works cooperatively with other ORA staff, in a team environment, assuring that all necessary ORA activities including (but not limited to) invoicing, account reconciliations (including oversight for allowable costs, budgeting restrictions, fund balances, or other sponsor requirements), sub monitoring, cash management, and all reporting tasks are completed by sponsor and office deadlines.

The FA has to have good, independent judgment skills and creative thinking capabilities. The FA has to be able to resolve issues, suggest alternative solutions, and complete tasks within the regulatory and university environment. The FA has to be able to work accurately with a high volume of detailed financial transactional data while assuring timely completion of tasks and comprehensive oversight of conformance with general system and sponsor deadlines and other regulatory or reporting requirements.

The FA has to be able to work well in a cooperative and coordinated team environment. The FA has to be able to work well in a dynamic work environment where specific tasks, forms, systems, regulations, procedures, reports, and other requirements are subject to change based on sponsor, audit, or University policy/system changes. Assigned specific tasks are subject to realignment based on overall office workload or system or regulatory changes or other office priorities. Good performance is reviewed on a task completed basis, with a high degree of accuracy while meeting all deadline and policy/procedure and compliance requirements.

Minimum Education/Experience:

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.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation:


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

Prefer previous ECU experience with Banner Finance and Banner HR. Prefer previous experience in a sponsored projects environment in a university setting.

License or Certification required by the Department:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. :


Open Until Filled:


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Alternate option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time