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Financial Analyst or Sr. Financial Analyst

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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Financial Analyst or Sr. Financial Analyst

About the Opportunity

As part of the Administrative Resource Center at the College of Engineering , the Financial Analyst or Senior Financial Analyst provides financial and compliance analysis along with post-award administrative support to College principal investigators (PI's). The primary duties include: - Oversees the financial planning and analysis of the PI's funding portfolio to assist PI's with expenditure and payroll forecasting. Meets regularly with PIs to monitor and review projections. - Researches, interprets, and applies the policies and regulations that govern grants, contracts and internal awards to ensure the PI's portfolio remains in compliance; provide monthly financial reports, resolving accounting and payroll issues, facilitates annual effort certifications, and reviews financial reconciliations and working to resolve errors. - Partners with the PI's to submit all grant related prior approval requests including no-cost extensions, re-budgets, advance accounts and closeouts in accordance with sponsor guidelines. - Analyze processes to improve workflow and work efficiencies; determine changes needed to avoid repetition of errors; plan for better faculty satisfaction for the management of their funded portfolio; and provide formal and informal training opportunities - Candidate will act as liaison between College, NU-Res and other University Unites as needed. Perform related duties as assigned or required.


A strong customer service focus is required. Familiarity with overall federal grant administration is desired. Candidate must have accounting and finance knowledge and be able to work with budgets; have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational, prioritization, and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and complete tasks for multiple principal investigators and administrators. Advanced experience with MS Office (Excel) and Adobe Professional and the ability to learn new software programs and techniques quickly is essential. A strong attention to detail, initiative, flexibility, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team are required. Successful candidate must stay current with all new and existing regulatory requirements and institutional policies/procedures and keep faculty PIs and department leadership informed of changes. Due to the amount of personal and financial information involved, the Financial Analyst - Grants must treat sensitive information related to salaries, department finances and science in a confidential and professional manner. Knowledge and skills are typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree with a business or finance major preferred. Candidate should have three or more years of professional work experience in higher education and/or business setting.

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Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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