Financial Analyst

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Human Resources Administration, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/8

Salary Range: $51,977- $69,905

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Financial Analyst will assist the Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs in the University of the District of Columbia, Office of the Chief Operating Officer in the handling of day-to-day financial responsibilities. Incumbent is expected to perform most assigned duties with a high degree of independence, professionalism, initiative, and efficiency, exercising judgment and attention to detail.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for transforming data into comprehensive reporting for business management decision making.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting of all expenditures and revenue transactions for the University, ensuring compliance with University, District, and federal laws; regulations; policies; and operating agreements. Ensures that funds are efficiently controlled and that fiduciary reports accurately reflect results of financial operations.
  • Researches and analyzes a variety of financial documents/information, including fund balances, cash management, revenues, expenditures, and cost projections in order to identify discrepancies and provide direction and support, make recommendations, and maximize the use of funds to ensure that institutional operations are effective and efficient.
  • Assists in the development of fiscal impact statements for all resolutions coming before the Board of Trustees, examining assessment criteria, financial benefits or risks, and availability of funds.
  • Contributes to the preparation of financial briefings and presentations for executive leadership, financial managers, and key stakeholders.
  • Creates, maintains, revises and/or reformats daily, weekly, monthly, and annual financial reports as required for submission to supervisor. Designs and creates charts and graphs to illustrate financial reports.
  • Responsible for operational analysis with the ability to incorporate best practices by assessing, revising, and/or streamlining processes that optimize workflow and meet cross-functional business goals to ensure the successful delivery of service to all stakeholders.
  • Ensures that statutory requirements to control funds in accordance with applicable legislation are properly executed. Advises administrators, faculty and staff on policies and procedures relating to the budget, purchasing, and accounting and meets with them as designated. Maintains budgetary controls on expenditures prior to approving purchase requests.
  • Develops and maintains program level and institutional level performance metrics and presentations on program financial matters for senior management.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Title III on grant activity for inclusion in reports as required. Coordinates with the Foundation on donor activity for inclusion in reports are required. Coordinates with UDC Human Resources on reconciling personnel reports to financial reports, ensuring accuracy.
  • Maintains knowledge and stays abreast of developments in the areas of private grant funds, District of Columbia and federal budget and finance as it relates to the university.
  • Protects fiscal operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by reviewing publications and participating in workshops, seminars, and conferences as appropriate.
  • Maintains database by entering, verifying, and backing up data as needed.
Other Duties
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree of Business, Business Administration, Accounting, Budget & Finance or a related field required.
  • At least three years of experience in a comparable position required.
  • Higher education experience preferred.
  • Intermediate or better knowledge of MS Excel. Intermediate knowledge is defined as familiarity and competency in PivotTable construction and manipulation, data validation, and more advanced formula creation (IF-THEN, TRANSPOSE, VLOOKUP, etc.).
Required Competencies
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Suite applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Project, Visio, and Access; also, strong general technical skills, including the ability to prepare and interpret statistical and financial reports and maintain administrative records.
  • Demonstrated expertise in data visualization development. Experience working in Microsoft Power BI or Tableau preferred.
  • Experience with budget management and procurement.
  • Familiarity with software systems such as Oracle PeopleSoft, Ellucian Banner, etc.
  • Evidence of success in interpreting, explaining, and presenting financial data simply and effectively.
  • Ability to explain/articulate organizational policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals and teams from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, problem-solve, work independently, and perform effectively in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and ethical standards, employing discretion, tact and diplomacy.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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