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Financial Analyst II

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

We are seeking a dynamic financial professional to further LASP’s science mission by providing coordination and support to individual programs as well as aiding LASP faculty in managing sponsored research programs. This professional will have a technology-first approach to solving problems and optimizing processes. Duties include research, selection, and compilation of financial data from multiple sources, such as production, accounting, vendors, and subsequent analysis of that data to produce business information used to support decisions. Verifies the accuracy of data and ensures appropriate number tie outs. Decisions may impact the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative and business processes.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only academic research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Loads project data from the financial system into the EVM system (COBRA).
  • Reviews and reconciles discrepancies.
  • Creates and analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and ensures financial information has been recorded accurately.
  • Applies, interprets, or assesses existing policies, procedures, regulations for the financial impact on program support.
  • Validates latest forecast inputs to determine if the required resources line up with the resources available (compare actuals with forecast).
  • May conduct special financial and business related studies and cooperates with other departments in the preparation of analyses
  • Consults or receives guidance from senior analysts or functional management.
  • Other duties as assigned to facilitate continuity within research programs at LASP.
What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

$61,185.00 - $85,700.00.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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Be ambitious. Be dynamic. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent, with 3 to 5+ years of relevant experience, or a master’s in business administration or equivalent, with 1 to 3+ years of experience.
  • Understands accounting principles.
  • Able to generate financial statement reports for internal and external customers.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
What You Will Need
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile, and evaluate data.
  • Functions within well-defined guidelines and procedures to resolve routine issues, and to make independent and logical decisions and/or recommendations.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Understanding of Business Analytics and Business Intelligence.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Power BI.
  • Understanding of Visual Basic (VBA) specifically for Excel.
  • Understanding of SQL.
  • Understanding of Deltek/Cobra or other project management tools.
  • Understanding of Earned value management.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Position will remain posted until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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