Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 58-28054
School Name School of Veterinary Medicine
Org Vet Dean's Office
Posted to the Web 03/05/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 029
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 University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.


Responsible for developing, compiling and analyzing the annual School budget submission, quarterly forecasts and 5-year budget model. This position is expected to support Vice Dean for Finance with financial reporting needs, Board reports, ad-hoc queries and other school-level and departmental strategic projects/ initiatives.
Represent the school at University Budget officer forum meetings.
Provide School-level financial analysis for multiple cost centers and business units including operational performance reporting, forecasting, strategic analysis and budgeting.
Develop financial reports, and report templates, for divisional analysis and operational use. Prepare internal and external reports using standard University tools (Business Objects, Hyperion Planning, MS Office, etc.) along with other tools such as Smartview, advanced features of Excel and other reporting packages as identified.
Monitor operational processes, evaluate cost effectiveness of existing and proposed programs or investments, and suggest alternatives to ensure optimal use of resources.
Ensure use of analysis and reporting best practices across the Division and assist with training and development in the departments.
Assist with the development and implementation of business process improvements and training initiatives when appropriate.


MBA or Master’s Degree in a business discipline; 7 to 10 years of experience working in a large, complex and diversified funding environment preferably in the healthcare or higher education sector. Experience in developing complex financial models for budgeting, forecasting and strategic financial planning. Strategic thinker, with highly developed analytical skills. Strong verbal and written communications skills with the ability to articulate complex business cases and strategic issues to a diverse community, including senior management, faculty and staff.

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.
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