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Financial Analysis & Data Manager, School of Hospitality

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
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Salary for Announcement

The salary range is $54,900- $82,400
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

Posting Details

Posting Number


Position Title

Financial Analysis & Data Manager, School of Hospitality

Position Number


Pay Grade

Pay Grade: 17

Employee Category

Professional staff


School of Hospitality

EClass Code

Full Time Professional Staff

Position Summary

This position serves as a financial analysis and data manager for the School of Hospitality ( SOH ). The Financial Analysis & Data Manager is responsible for ensuring that the fiscal accounts (operating, program fee, revenue generating, foundation, etc.) are properly utilized in support of the mission of the SOH . This position is also responsible for ensuring relevant data and critical information are provided to make sound decisions promoting the mission of the SOH . This position exists to work closely with the Rita & Navin Department of Hotel Management Department Chair and reports directly to the Dean of the SOH .
This position will also provide fiscal support to the SOH by managing financial resources allocated to the school for professional staff, support staff, supplies, travel, program fees, revenue generation, capital outlay, and summer revenue. This position guides all aspects of departmental finances, policy analysis and review, collaboration on financial strategic planning, and provides input into financial decision-making with regard to program goals and priorities. This position is also responsible for creating and maintaining a data management and information management program and providing guidance and recommendation for all SOH stakeholders’ decisions. The position also supervises student workers and fields requests pertaining to office functions.
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for marginalized and under-represented groups.


Financial and Data Analysis: 50%
· Ensure SOH complies with university, local, state, and federal standards and regulations for a variety of accounts (state, revenue, program fees, foundation, grants, etc.).
· Formulate financial plans and develop proposals based on research, data, policy, and program analysis for all SOH academic programs, as well as for the revenue generating endeavors for the SOH .
· Facilitating the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports.
· Maintain communication with other managers as a way of ensuring uniform fiscal procedures, policies, and systems.
· Identify key metrics and trends to assist in analysis and planning. Produce budget information, reporting, and variance analysis for departments. Perform financial analysis of programs or projects.
· Analyze cost of service and program data; this includes, staffing, organizational structure, and management practices. Inform the Dean of the SOH on issues related to budgetary, organizational, and programmatic policies from a strategic and financial perspective that enhance efficiency and effectiveness within the programs and revenue generating initiatives.
· Inform the Dean of the SOH of concerns or issues surrounding financial decisions.
· Collaborate with the Dean of the SOH and the appropriate leadership team of the School to gather data for decision making. Develop options and alternatives. Facilitate implementation of agreed upon actions as requested.
· Ensure effective and transparent dissemination of financial information as directed by the Dean of the SOH .
· Serve as the main point of contact with the university and external entities for all fiscal activities.
Budgeting/Accounting/Data: 40%
· Monitor spending and ensuring all budgetary constraints are considered before approving expenditures.
· Safeguard assets by implementing university policies and procedures governing cash controls, inventory, and separation of duties.
· Facilitate annual budget creation and development for the SOH and submission to and coordination with the Budget Office in the Finance and Administration Division. Formulates annual operating budget using historical data and spending trends. Factors in one-time requests for new projects and deletions from failed or discontinued operations. Determines needed department financial increases or decreases based on current analysis and historical trends.
· Provide budget oversight for the SOH leadership team.
· Review purchase documents as requested.
· Assist departments/programs in preparing budgets based on goals, current revenue, expenses, and past performance.
· Serves as a liaison to external parties for financial information and reporting.
· Supervise monthly accounts payable activity, monitoring procurement and expense accounts, and reporting financial stability/outcomes.
· Monitors billing activities, establishing billing and collections policies and procedures to maximize collections and reimbursement.
· Develops, evaluates, and communicates the data and information needs of the SOH, including report development, dashboard development, data visualization, and examination of internal and external data systems to inform the SOH and departmental decision making in an agile and timely manner.
· Creates ad-hoc reports, analytics, and data visualizations to inform SOH stakeholders and provide guidance and recommendation for decisions in a timely manner.
· Monitors, forecasts, and processes all full time (Category I and II) and part-time (Category III ) contracts, as well as any fee-for-service contracts, providing accurate information, follow up, and correction (when necessary) to the Office of Academic Affairs and Human Resources within deadline requirements. Processes and ensures accuracy of personnel action forms, FLAC, and PeopleAdmin.
· Efficiently manages staffing pattern and monitors current CUPA salary information.
Administrative/Operations (5%)
· Assist in day to day operations of the Dean’s office, including hiring and supervision of student workers, organizing their tasks, and coordinating front desk coverage (as needed), student schedules, and funds.
· Serves on University and SOH committees as needed.
· Attend relevant conferences as appropriate, as well as engaging in professional development/essential trainings.
Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience with budget management, fiscal oversight, data analysis, preparing reports, and administrative support.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite especially with Excel and Excel formulas.
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes (or CVs) clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:
  • Three years’ experience with budget management, fiscal oversight, data analysis, preparing reports, and administrative support.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study related to the position description.
  • Proficient in identifying needs, defining requirements, and establishing clear outcomes for data analysis.
  • Ability to work successfully within a culturally diverse environment.
  • Experiencing extracting, cleaning, combining, and analyzing data to produce summative reports and/or data visualizations.
  • Experience working in higher education, with knowledge of student data analytics or fiscal management.
  • Ability to work under pressure, against deadlines, and on multiple, on-going projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working with Banner, BI Launchpad ( EDW ), Microsoft Teams.
  • Experience in creating information dashboards.
Work Hours

Posting date


Closing date

Closing Instructions

Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please see Special Instructions for more details.
IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and our prospective teammates are our highest priority. MSU Denver is requiring all employees to be fully immunized with an approved Covid-19 vaccination. As an institution, we are required to have proof of vaccination or a request for an exemption on file for all employees. Additionally, it is optional to wear a mask at all institutions on campus.

Talent Team Representative

Araceli Cortez

Talent Team Representative E-mail


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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