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Business Analyst Manager

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 22, 2023

Job Description:

The Business Analyst Manager is a member of the Finance Division within the University, reporting directly to the Director of the Internal Consulting Group. The incumbent will lead a small team of business analyst(s) consulting on special- initiatives and process improvement projects. The incumbent will be a key contributor and support cross-functional teams within the Finance Division, including the Controller’s Office, the Treasury Department, the Workday Program team, and Financial Planning and Analysis. As a member of the internal consulting group, the incumbent may also need to partner with business owners outside the Finance Division (University Human Resource/Computer Information System/Facilities Management/etc.) based on project scope and needs. Projects will be identified and assigned in conjunction with the Director of the Internal Consulting group. The incumbent will act in an operational-lead capacity on assigned projects. The expectation is that each project assigned is delivered in a timely manner and consistent with prescribed scope and documentation requirements, including but not limited to standard operating procedures, policy recommendations, and presentation materials.

Major Responsibility: Act as Operational lead for cross-functional and strategic University Projects

Supporting Actions:
  • Work with the Director, Internal Consulting Group and the financial leadership team to identify and scope cross-functional strategic projects
  • Act as the subject matter expert and operational lead for University strategic projects assigned to the team. Examples of past projects have included cost allocation practices and research finances
  • Participates in the production and the communication of executive-level briefings, summaries, and presentations
  • Assist in supporting financial planning and analysis for assigned departments, business and / or initiative and serve on the team for these high-profile initiatives across the University.
Major Responsibility: Systems Support and Process Improvement Projects

Supporting Actions:
  • Provide dedicated project support for systems implementations and process improvement projects,
  • As part of team, participate in trainings, provide guidance and develop best practices
  • Develop final process documents and standard operating procedures
  • Supports project meetings and prepares regular reports to communicate the status of projects to stakeholders within and beyond the project team
  • Escalates and works to resolve issues that serve as roadblocks and/or place project objectives at risk
  • Identifies and provides final recommendation on project plan, approach, and final deliverables and work product
Major Responsibility: Management, Support and Administration

Supporting Actions:
  • Supervise and mentor Business Analyst
  • Conduct recruitment and hiring of the staff member(s)
  • Manage staff development and training
  • Establish goals that encourage the staff member’s growth and meet the department’s needs; meet periodically to review progress against the goals that were set.
  • Attend Finance Division management meetings to share progress, provide updates, and identify efficiencies on current active projects.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience, preferably in higher education
  • Strong computing skills; advanced excel, PowerPoint and accounting software
  • Experience working with financial reporting such as Profit and Loss statements or balance sheets
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Proven exceptional verbal and written communication skills to effectively explain and provide insight into managed finances.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background check.

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Job Posting Title:

Business Analyst Manager


Office of the Vice President for Finance


Grade 11

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Full time

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Position Classification:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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