Senior Financial Analyst

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time

Description - External

Senior Financial Analyst

District Office at 3901 S. State Street

City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is made up of seven colleges, the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest nationally. We provide more than 80,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education. CCC supports students in meeting their goals – whether that is pursuit of a credential to head into or advance in the workforce, an associate degree with the intention to transfer to a four-year college, free GED or ESL courses, or continuing education. CCC seeks candidates committed to our students’ success and offers a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to have a lasting impact in our students’ lives.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Financial Planning & Budget, the Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for conducting comprehensive and complex financial and budgetary analysis in support of the District’s business and fiscal operations.

The Senior Financial Analyst supports budget development and administration functions that includes budget preparation, budget book creation, and preparation of state required and other regulatory documentation; assists with audit issues; and provides scheduled and ad hoc reporting to management as well as internal stakeholders & external entities. Performs related duties as required.

Your Responsibilities
• Coordinates day-to-day activities under Financial Planning and Budget Operations.
• Conducts complex financial analysis by gathering, reviewing, and interpreting budget, accounting and HR data. Prepares and analyzes budgets from multiple funding sources. Monitors budget balances and spending levels of all budgetary units.
• Reviews and approves budget submissions and transfers along with written analysis of overall impact on the organization. Ensures compliance with Board, State and regulatory budget requirements.
• Analyzes historical data, economic trends and prepares forecasts and various analysis relating to organization operations and labor negotiations.
• Resolves audit issues and provides necessary reports to management, internal stakeholders, and external entities.
Interacts with appropriate College and District Office personnel regarding the development, understanding and ongoing management of the budget.
• Participates in the review, recommendation and implementation of new policies, procedures, and technical systems for the Office of Finance.
• Acts as liaison with other departments to resolve problems and increase efficiency
• Participates in the review, recommendation and implementation of new policies, procedures, and technical systems for the Office of Finance.
• Maintains appropriate budget records, files, policies, and procedure materials.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

Your Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance or a related field.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in financial planning, analysis, and modeling
• Knowledge of basic Accounting Principles
• Strong demonstrated analytical ability along with intermediate Excel capability
• Proficiency with ERP, Database, and/or Business Intelligence Software preferred
• Ability to analyze problems, formulate proposals, and express solutions logically and efficiently, as well as coordinate a variety of schedules and tasks simultaneously
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work well with employees at all levels of the organization, students, and other stakeholders.
• Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.

We offer: excellent health and welfare benefit package and long-term savings and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State University Retirement System (SURS) Plan. Generous vacation, holiday, personal and sick days, and tuition reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our website.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago.


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