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Financial Analyst (Capital Planning)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2023
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

The Financial Analyst (Capital Planning) supports the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis with an active role in the monthly reporting, analysis, and forecasting for the University. This role is responsible for managing the University’s capital budget and plan, including depreciation projections, forecasting purchases/sales of assets, funding of major projects, and tracking the flight training aircraft and simulator portfolio.

This role contributes 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 across all campuses, including routine handling of sensitive and confidential information. This position reviews current business processes and recommends modifications to streamline and increase consistency and accuracy.

Analysis & Reporting – Identifies and improves financial position by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans, forecasts, peer data, and/or other internally prescribed benchmarks. Performs market-specific economic research to identify major industry trends and analyze issues impacting the University’s financial and operational performance. Creates accurate reports, templates, analyses, financial models, and projections to examine key needs, variances, and opportunities. Summarizes findings based on analyses using charts and/or commentary.

Leadership Reviews – In coordination with other team members, summarizes and prepares presentation materials and supporting information for the Board of Trustees and Senior Leaders of the University.

Planning – Assists in the development and completion of the forecast and long-range plan. Analyzes and evaluates expected drivers of future performance, as well as known risks and opportunities that may significantly impact future results. Serves a key role in developing and maintaining the University capital plan.

Ad hoc reporting – Participates in ad hoc analyses and special projects as necessary.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of experience in finance/accounting
  • Advanced proficiency in financial forecasting and modeling
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated success summarizing detailed analyses for presentation to management
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Ability to function in a team environment and to work independently
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Aptitude to learn new technology, methods, and procedures
  • Background in higher education preferred
  • Background in capital planning preferred
  • Experience with Workday a plus

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