Financial Analyst

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is seeking a skilled, self-driven individual to join the University Finance and Budget team as a Financial Analyst. This person will support the team in its daily operation of providing leadership and support to all campuses in the planning and allocation of campus resources. The University Finance and Budget Office is committed to providing exceptional service to the campus communities while maintaining sound financial decisions that support the University's strategic priorities.

The Financial Analyst will indirectly support the Executive Director of Finance and Budget, among others, by having an active role in the monthly reporting, analysis, and forecasting for the University.

The Financial Analyst will contribute to the completion of broad, complex and highly visible University projects and goals, often representing the University Finance and Budget Office in key areas. The work involves coordination and interaction with various departments and will include routine handling of sensitive and confidential information.

The Financial Analyst will review current business processes and recommend modifications to streamline and increase consistency and accuracy.

The successful candidate for this position will have a passion for excellence, great attention to detail and a proven ability to develop relationships across the University.

Essential Job Functions:

Analysis & Reporting:

  • Identify and improve financial position by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans, forecasts, peer data and/or other internally prescribed benchmarks
  • Identify trends in financial performance and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Perform market-specific economic research to identify major industry trends and analyze issues impacting University financial and operational performance
  • Create accurate reports, analyses, financial models and projections to examine key needs, variances and opportunities
  • Summarize findings based on analyses using charts and/or commentary

Leadership Reviews:

  • Summarize and prepare presentation material and supporting information for the Board of Trustees and Senior Leaders of the University


  • Assist with the development and completion of the forecast and long-range plan
  • Analyze and evaluate expected drivers of future performance, as well as known risks and opportunities that may significantly impact future results

Other :

  • Participate in ad hoc analyses and special projects as necessary
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and develop plans to impact the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of processes
  • Ability to adapt to change, create disciplined processes, and act as an independent decision maker who will utilize team collaboration
  • Provide analytical guidance to other colleagues as necessary
  • Support day-to-day departmental goals of the Finance and Budget team


Minimum Degree: Bachelor’s Degree, MBA preferred

Minimum experience: 3-5 years, higher education experience preferred

Required Skills, Knowledge:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Problem solving and organizational skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Advanced proficiency in financial forecasting and modeling
  • Strategic thinking and decision making skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet constant deadlines
  • Ability to present financial data in a meaningful, professional format
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
  • Works well with and supports other people in the accomplishment of business goals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate conduct of the highest integrity in a professional, positive, respectful, service-oriented manner at all times

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