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Financial Analyst

Aurora University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 31, 2024

Aurora University (AU) is committed to the transformative power of learning by creating a student-centered environment and an equity of experience and opportunity, to ensure that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome and included. Our culture of collaboration, generosity, and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty, and staff.

AU is grounded in the transformative opportunity it provides to a diverse student body. As a private university with a public mission and a commitment to making a difference in peoples’ lives, AU has a long history of resilience and of providing access to an education that values innovation, focuses on continuous improvement, and has a positive impact on the communities we serve. We are proud of our service to and economic impact on the state of Illinois, where over 80% of our students stay to live and work, where 90% of our students come from, and where we foster strong community partnerships to develop the workforce in areas such as nursing, education, business, technology, and social work.

We are looking for passionate and purposeful individuals who represent the full diversity of Aurora and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, identity, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at AU, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

At AU we believe that continuous learning is a fundamental part of working life, and our goal is for all colleagues on our campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support our community by providing all employees with opportunities to engage in professional development activities, as well as a range of tuition and employee benefits that can be found here .

Position Purpose:

The Financial Analyst supports learning by providing financial and analytical support to the Office of Finance to provision university-wide reporting, planning, and decision-making.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to achieve lasting personal and professional success.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides assistance and analysis for the Office of Finance on a wide range of fiscal and operational issues while maintaining a climate of confidentiality.
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of the annual budget by reviewing and analyzing programmatic or divisional projections and by preparing various budget oversight reports throughout the year.
  • Assists with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures to include policy review and regular updates.
  • Oversees cash management to include tracking of cash receipts and disbursements to ensure operational and capital cash balances are maintained at sufficient levels to support the university’s objectives.
  • Assists with risk management responsibilities including, but not limited to, review of clinical and experiential learning site affiliation agreements, review of waivers for various campus student events. and assistance with the university insurance program.
  • Assists with contract review and adherence to terms and conditions including ensuring correct insurance minimum coverage limits are maintained.
  • Serves as project manager for various strategic initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Essential Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other related field.
    • 3-5 years of professional finance or accounting experience with a complex organization.
    • Experience with automated financial systems, complex spreadsheets, databases, and database query tools.
    • Ability to maintain the highest confidentiality of information and materials.
    • Excellent organizational, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills required.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills combined with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Ability to coordinate and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals at all levels within the university and external constituencies.
    • Tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty while being able to move projects forward.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to move about campus.
    • Ability to interact via telephone, in person, and via electronic media.
    • Ability to work at a desk on-campus for extended periods of time.
    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission.

    To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references including name, telephone, and email address.

    If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506 - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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