Sr. Financial Analyst

Employer
University of St. Augustine
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

GENERAL SUMMARY
The Sr. Financial Analyst will work very closely with the VP Finance on the long-range plan, the annual budget and the monthly forecast processes for all USAHS locations. In addition, this position will provide various levels of financial analysis to support the university’s decision-making process. The Sr. Financial Analyst will primarily be focused on creating advanced reporting packages that are automated and insightful. This person will be an advanced report writer and has been exposed to financial systems and administration and has strong FP&A experience providing key executives a solid finance partnership and excellent customer service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Support the month-end close process by researching variances to forecast, budget and prior year
• Prepare the monthly forecast in partnership with the functional Leaders
• This role will support all finance analysis with focus on operating spend analysis.
• We are looking for an analyst that can provide insightful board ready reporting with Visualizations such as charts, graphs, bridges etc.
• Prepare the annual budget and long-range plan in partnership with the VP Finance and the Sr. Finance Manager
• Assist in the preparation of a monthly reporting package for management that analyzes year-to-date results and the latest full year forecast
• Communicate financial results to operations personnel and other levels of management in a clear manner
• Provide guidance and support to department leaders as they manage their individual budgets throughout the year and prepare for the next year’s budget
• Support the decision-making process for investment options by providing clear analysis of potential impacts to the business
• Fulfill various financial reporting requirements for accreditors and other stakeholders

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

POSITION IN ORGANIZATION
Reports to: VP, Finance
Positions Supervised: None


TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

• BS in Accounting, Finance or related field required
• MBA or CPA preferred
• Minimum of 7 years of Finance/Accounting experience required with at least 5 years of dedicated Financial Analysis experience
• Expert/Advanced Excel Skills preferred with Strong FP&A experience
• Advanced Experience with Power BI, DAX and SQL. VENA Experience preferred, but not required
• Experience in the for-profit education industry or another highly regulated industry is a plus
• Very strong Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint experience required
• Experience building financial models is essential
• Experience with financial planning software and a general ledger system is required (Hyperion Planning system 9, Hyperion Essbase, and/or PeopleSoft experience is a plus)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required
• Must be self-motivated, a team player, and have the ability to work well with all levels of professionals
• Must be able to work effectively in a matrix organization
• Must be able to organize and work on multiple projects with competing deadlines
• Must be able to think analytically and provide solutions to complex issues with little guidance
• Professional appearance and demeanor is required to serve as an effective representative of the University at all times


TRAVEL

Position may require local driving and/or overnight travel to other campuses.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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