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Jan 24, 2014
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STARS Requisition number 23714BR

Department Financial Plan & Analysis

University Job Title Intern, Finance

Posting Position Title Analyst

Bargaining Unit None

Job Category Managerial & Professional

Type of Employment Full Time

Duration Type Regular

Salary Grade 00

Work Location Central Campus

Worksite Address 25 Science Park

Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Position Focus: Reporting to the Senior Director of Planning and Budgeting, the Financial Analyst Intern assists in developing, analyzing, reviewing, and monitoring long-term plans and annual operating and capital budgets for various schools and departments within the University, and develops and maintains financial models projecting revenue, salaries and benefits and major capital expenditures.
Financial Analysts will receive broad exposure to financial planning, analysis, and budgeting within a large, complex organization with a wide variety of opportunities for developing skills and building a successful career as a financial and business professional. Use high level analytical, database and excel skills to monitor and report on trends, identify areas for consolidation, savings, and maximization of return on investment. Analyses and reports will inform and advise decision-making by University leadership, including the Officers and the Yale Corporation Finance Committee.
When applying for this position online, please include a cover letter, resume and self-prepared unofficial transcript.

Principal Responsibilities
1. Financial modeling and forecasting
Provides first level analysis to determine present and future financial performance. Organizes information from a variety of sources for use in analyzing future plans and forecasts. Collaborates with all levels of management, both internally and externally, to gather, analyze, summarize, prepare, and present recommendations regarding financial activities. Researches information to help resolve issues and make recommendations.
2. Financial analysis and reporting
Analyzes information and creates accurate and timely reports. Ensures financial reporting meets the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts data from multiple sources.
3. Financial methods and systems
Consults with Director to recommend methods to improve practices, processes and systems. Works with internal and external contacts to carry out department objectives. Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information appropriate to level; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management.
4. Strategic Department Resource
Provides staff support in translating unit finance objectives into priorities. Reports financial issues and risks and may make recommendations. Where appropriate will contact appropriate stakeholders to include in communications and approvals.
5. Compliance and risk management
Assists in establishing, implementing and/or maintaining strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements.
6. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree.

Required Skill/Ability 1: Strong analytical and quantitative skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Proactive self-starter, resourceful, with ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high attention to detail.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Strong personal computer skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4: Strong interest in learning and developing as a financial or business professional.

Required Skill/Ability 5: Excellent interpersonal/written & oral communication skills.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Through coursework and/or work experience, knowledge of finance, economics, accounting, modeling and analysis; Yale College graduate; Bachelor's Degree in Economics or Finance with work experience in finance or economics.

Weekend Hours Required? Occasional

Evening Hours Required? Occasional

Drug Screen No

Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.