Budget / Financial Analyst - Division of Finance-2009629
The Budget and Financial Planning team at Carnegie Mellon University is responsible for managing the preparation and continuous monitoring of the university's annual budget and forecasts for operating revenues, expenses and capital expenditures. The team is at the start of a project to fundamentally transform the way we work and engage with our campus partners. We are seeking a Financial Analyst to join the team, contribute to the transformation, and make a difference!
As a Financial Analyst, you will learn and understand critical university processes and how the university operates. You will be responsible for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of financial and organizational data. You will also produce documentation and reports and present them to management. Specific tasks include: (a) participating in the development, monitoring, and analysis of the overall university budget and forecasts; (b) preparing and analyzing internal and external financial reports and (c) maintaining and enhancing financial models.
In addition to helping develop the overall university budget and forecast, the Financial Analyst will be assigned several academic and administrative operating units and will serve as the key financial liaison between the units and the Budget and Financial Planning team. In this capacity, you will interact with the operating units to understand their business operations, business strategies, key drivers affecting their financial results and operating variances. You will work closely with the units to ensure that their budgets and forecasts are prepared accurately, efficiently and timely.
In addition to working with operating units, you will also be assigned key university-wide financial processes supporting revenues, expenses and capital (e.g. tuition revenue, financial aid, gifts/contributions, etc.). You will be responsible for helping to improve the financial processes and ensuring that the processes are executed across the university in an efficient, timely, and complete manner for each forecast and budget.
Core responsibilities will include:
Perform analyses on financial and organizational data, produce interpretative reports and present findings to senior management.
Participate in the development of university-wide budgets and forecasts.
Build, maintain and enhance financial models and databases.
Engage cross-functionally with operating units and administrative functions; serve as the key liaison between the units / functions and the Budget and Financial Planning team.
Participate in the collection, verification, and management of data from various units/functions. Identify and correct inaccuracies in data submitted and recommend appropriate corrective actions.Work with units/functions to establish forecast projections, monitor budgets/forecasts, identify areas of concern and recommend potential courses of action.
Assist in the analysis, understanding and improvement of key financial processes.
Provide high-levels of customer service and improve the efficiency of departmental processes.
Assist in the development of internal procedures for the processing and management of budget and forecast data.
You should demonstrate:
An inquisitive nature,
A desire to improve processes,
Strong analytical and reasoning skills,
Strong organization and planning skills, and
Dynamic interpersonal skills will an aptitude for engaging with others.
Applications containing a resume, cover letter, and salary expectations will be given top priority.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration required.
Minimum one year of financial analysis experience; 3+ years preferred.
Experience with accounting, budget and planning systems strongly preferred.
Experience in designing and building financial models and financial presentations using Microsoft Excel charts/graphs and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Internal Number: 2009629
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.
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