1) The Financial Analyst will provide analytic and project management for the University of Chicago Budget Office.
2) Reporting to the Executive Director for Budget Operations, the Financial Analyst will work collaboratively with financial managers and experts throughout the University, including academic and administrative unit financial leaders, Financial Services staff, and university leadership.
3) The Financial Analyst will take initiative to work collaboratively with financial experts throughout the University to support the development and integration of university-wide financial data analytics and reporting.
4) The Financial Analyst will also serve as the primarily financial liaison to the Budget Office for assigned units and will be responsible for providing those units with budget development and financial management support as part of the annual and monthly University budget processes.
5) Assists in the development, interpretation and implementation of complex budget, financial, and accounting concepts and advanced techniques for financial planning and control
6) Coordinates with all levels of management and individuals across the University, to gather, analyze, summarize, and prepare recommendations regarding financial plans, operating forecasts and similar complex financial matters
7) Prepares presentations to convey financial and administrative matters to members of the University community, including senior administration and board members
8) Performs long-term forecasting, business case analysis, quantitative modeling support for revenues, scenario analysis, return on investment analysis, and capital investment analysis
9) Supports project management initiatives for the Budget Office as part of the Provostâ™s Office
10) Develops and implements metrics and methodologies for evaluating financial performance of the University in comparison to peer institutions
11) Builds and maintains complex financial models using Excel/Visual Basic (VBA), Hyperion, and other systems as necessary
12) Works independently and collaboratively on special projects as initiatives as assigned
1) Analytical thinking
2) Teamwork and collaboration
3) Communicating effectively
4) Detail oriented and results driven
1) Bachelor's degree in finance, business, mathematics, computer science, statistics, or economics.
1-3 years of experience in accounting, mathematics, computer sciences, finance, statistics, or business administration desired.
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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