FINANCIAL ANALYST

Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-27643
Posted Job Title FINANCIAL ANALYST
School Name School of Arts and Sciences
Org Finance and Administration
Posted to the Web 12/21/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 9-5
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/

Duties

The Office of Financial Management, Planning and Analysis (FMPA) is responsible for managing the budgeting and financial planning operations of the School of Arts and Sciences. This includes overseeing the operating budget planning functions, developing models and managing financial projections and variance analysis, managing year-by-year budgeting processes, and providing both the support and tools necessary for the departments to fulfill their responsibilities as related to the budgeting and planning processes.

Reporting to the Director, the Financial Analyst’s primary responsibilities are to: (1) Execute the original budget and fall forecast processes that will be led by the Sr. Analyst – this includes preparing templates, instructions, meeting materials, data entry, reconciling, documenting the approval of budget requests, etc, for assigned RBO’s and by set deadlines; (2) Serve as a liaison to the Regional Business Offices through the detailed processed noted already, and on any other relevant issues; (3) Ongoing variance analysis and tracking; (4) Provide detailed analytical support for schoolwide projects as it relates to assigned Orgs or areas of revenue/expense/funds; (5) Participate in quarterly forecasts, the 5-year budget, year-end close, and other ad-hoc and strategic planning analyses as instructed by the Director. The ideal candidate has the ability to use discretion in working with highly sensitive data, to produce under pressure in a deadline-driven environment, thrives in a team setting, and can demonstrate flexibility as demands/assignments can change rapidly.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree (concentration in Liberal Arts preferred) and three years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. An advanced degree in finance, public policy/administration or management is preferred. A passion to learn about and be involved in higher education is a must! The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of financial analysis experience or training, and will have excellent critical thinking, be highly analytical and detail-oriented, demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, and should enjoy working both independently and as part of a team. He/she must be comfortable with spreadsheet and database applications; experience with BEN Financials, Business Objects, SRS, SFS, Pennant and Hyperion Planning at the University of Pennsylvania is helpful, but not required.

The ideal candidate has the ability to use discretion working with highly sensitive data, to produce under pressure in a deadline-driven environment, thrives in a team setting, and can demonstrate flexibility as demands/assignments can change rapidly. Sense of humor preferred!

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/33565

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Jobs@Penn
    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
    • Referred by a Penn Employee
    • Referred by a friend or family member
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Indeed.com
    • Other Internet Advertisement
    • Linkedin
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    • Other Social Media Site
    • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website
    • Diversity Association/Publication Website
    • Heard about it at a conference or career fair
    • Apple One
    • Recruitment and/or staffing agency
  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Liberal Arts?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have an advanced degree in finance, public policy/administration or management?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a passion to learn about and be involved in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a minimum of three years of financial analysis experience or training?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you comfortable with spreadsheet and database applications?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have the ability to work independently and as part of a team and effectively collaborate with others?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter