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Senior Data and Financial Analyst

Lehigh University
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Job no: 501779
Work type: Exempt Staff Full-time
Location: Bethlehem
Categories: Finance/Accounting

Responsible for the gathering and organizing of College statistical data for reports and surveys for the Rossin College of Engineering. This position prepares and interprets financial and statistical data and forecasts. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

1. Data Analyst
*Create a faculty, department and college centric data systems that provide data access and are readily available
*Ensure that data is accurate and create a data action plan to make data readily available
*Create and model data dashboards to track research productivity within the College
*Review and compile data reports for faculty demographics, workload and research expenditures and productivity Compile College data reports and statistics for Accreditation
*Compile and interpret College statistical data for budget request meetings, Dean's reports, department evaluations and College workload analysis
*Complete surveys for College rankings and collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics in review and submission of these data
*Serve as key data administrator for the University Lyterati Reporting System
*Develop and use expertise in Academic Analytics, Tableau and University data systems
*Communicate data insights and results using visualizations like charts and graphs, writing reports and presenting information to various stakeholders

2. Financial Analyst
*Create financial data models for use in the prediction of budget distributions and allocations
*Compile and interpret College financial data and statistical reports for budget request meetings, Dean's reports, department evaluations and College Workload Analysis
*Prepare financial projections and forecasting of College Revenue Sources
*Provide financial projections for Cost Share and Research Funding approvals
*Provide monthly financial status reports to the Dean
*Provide financial data reports and analysis as needed for the Dean in order to make spending decisions for the College
*Analyze the College's spending, hiring, salary and expense budgets and be able to provide the Dean with the current financial position of the College on a weekly and monthly basis
*Participate in budget policy and procedural reviews and meetings
*Participate in the multi-year budget planning and forecasting

3. Data and Financial Forecast and Modeling
*Create and maintain predictive computational models to determine financial budget distribution and faculty workload expectations
*Create and maintain models using live data to predict College Revenues
*Interpret and maintain data models necessary for the Dean to make decisions related to research, cost-share for grants and any other funding requests made to the Dean

Grade: 10 - 40

Position Number: S74130

Special Considerations

The duties of this position may allow the employee to work partially remote as deemed appropriate by the supervisor

This position has fiscal or financial responsibilities other than employee expense activity, such as processing or approving transactions; monitoring or preparing budgets; or generating income for University


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Math, Business, Finance, Statistics or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience; Master’s Degree in Statistics, Business, Accounting or Math preferred

Five to eight years related work experience

Experience with Financial modeling, data analysis, banner financial experience, Tableau
Excel (Expert proficiency). SQL, Academic Analytics (preferred), Jlera

Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal skills and a high level of customer service required

Ability to build, foster and maintain positive professional relationships

Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, time management and sound judgment

Adept use of digital communication preferred

Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and a high degree of initiative for bringing tasks to completion

Solid analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills\

Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

All Lehigh faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated and receive a booster shot six months after their second vaccine; unless they receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the requirement.

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety. Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

Advertised: September 28, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Read our Diversity Profile Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a premier coeducational, nondenominational, private residential research university that offers a distinctive academic environment for undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Lehigh University’s annual report from 2013 provides an overview of the intellectual activity across campus as well as a financial report. It is posted on our website at .

Lehigh offers more than 90 undergraduate programs and majors featuring more than 2,000 courses in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. Lehigh confers a total of 12 degrees at the undergraduate and advanced degree level. We have 482 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty and approximately 200 adjunct faculty and lecturers and 10 full-time visiting faculty. With approximately 4700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, a small student-to-faculty ratio allows students to work closely with professors. About 69% of all full-time faculty are tenured, and 99% of full-time tenure-track faculty hold a doctorate degree or the highest degree in their field.  We have 1,215 staff members supporting the academic, research and administrative functions.

Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is situated on over 2,300 acres on four campuses. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous and feature more than 153 buildings with 4.3 million-plus square feet of classroom, laboratory, office and living space. The campus also has 180 acres of playing fields and half of the campus is preserved as open space.

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