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Job Req ID:  56479

Financial Analyst

General Summary/ Purpose:

This role will support student operations with a focus on financial aid.  The ideal candidate will perform comprehensive analysis and projections, relating to business or financial trends to support student and learner needs and requirements.   S/he will perform analysis of financial reports and data, and prepare subsequent narrative analysis for management inclusive of recommendations. S/he will develop detailed financial models to help reduce cycle times for annual financial aid budgeting, projections and reporting. S/he will utilize knowledge of the university's financial accounting systems including SAP, Student Information System (SIS), EPSI and PowerFAIDS. This individual should have the ability to work independently to achieve departmental goals, deadlines, and desired outcomes/results.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide dedicated Divisional Business Office (DBO) assistance in support of SOM Financial Aid and JHU student financial reporting
  • Develop intricate business models that clearly identify and project appropriate support levels for sources and uses that align to financial aid strategic priorities and programs for the learner groups within the SOM
  • Develop the annual Financial Aid budget scenarios required to support the level of aid determined through the sources & uses modeling scenarios, and recommends budget adjustments, and other cost improvement measures
  • Collaborate with Office of the Vice Dean of Education (OVDE), Central University Administration and The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine (FJHM) on philanthropic strategic initiatives in support of the learner’s financial aid needs and incorporate into the financial modeling
  • Work closely with the SOM Financial Aid office, SOM Admissions office and JHU General Accounting
  • Ensure effective internal controls, compliance to financial policies and procedures, analyzing and maintaining statistical data and timely reconciliation practices of sources & uses
  • Utilize SAP, PowerFAIDS, SIS and financial modeling tools to complete routine analysis of the financial aid landscape ensuring strict financial controls are monitored and data integrity is accurate as data moves between the various systems for reporting
  • Utilize EPSI system for financial aid budget related activity and reporting
  • Develop and or build-upon existing standardized management reporting of captured data in SAP and PowerFAIDS to measure accuracy through routine auditing practices to ensure data integrity 
  • Perform routine analysis and reporting to key stakeholders and Financial Aid Advisory Committee Members for providing a clear understanding of the financial strength of the Schools Financial Aid programs and distributions
  • Working knowledge of financial aid business practices, Title IV programs, and new initiatives/programs
  • Perform strict quality review of key financial data, statistics, practices and programs ensuring the highest level of data integrity, reliability and accuracy when reporting to all internal and external stakeholders by JHUSOM to include all survey requests
  • Plan and conduct simple to moderately complex analysis to determine cost of business activities
  • Analyze simple to moderately complex financial data and extracts and defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability
  • Interpret financial data and transactions of discretionary spending for management making economic or business decisions
  • Review and evaluate current internal/external processes and makes recommendations for improvements for automating and streamlining routine tasks
  • As assigned, generate and distribute monthly reports and create new reports to improve monitoring of sources/uses within the School of Medicine
  • Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, and presentations/graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports
  • Record, classify, and summarize financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as fund accounting
  • Document processes and procedures as needed
  • Function as a team player and works to maintain harmonious working relationships with coworkers, peers and supervisors

Minimum Qualification (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or other related field. Three years progressively responsible related financial/accounting experience. One year of exposure to financial aid in a higher education setting.
  • Additional education (Master's in a related field) may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
    • JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge in the use of spreadsheets, presentations and word processing required
  • Knowledge of SAP accounting system practices and implementation within the Hopkins environment desirable
  • MS EXCEL – Advanced, with demonstrated knowledge of Pivot tables, formulas and other advanced Excel tools and functions required
  • Additional Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Access-strongly desired)
  • REPORTING TOOLS – Business Objects, Tableau or similar tools
  • Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exhibits sensitivity to the interrelationship of both people and functions within and outside the department
  • On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes progressively increasing responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area



Classified Title: Financial Analyst 
Working Title: Financial Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC 
Starting Salary Range: $51,714-$71,176 ; commensurate with experience. 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick 
Department name: 10002567-SOM Admin Finance Business Services 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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