Job Req ID:  113869

Sr. Financial Analyst, Service Centers

We are seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst, Service Centers who will oversee and guides the financial activities of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (SOM) service centers. The analyst will coordinate the rate and budget development activities for the SOM Central Research Finance vertical. Will meet regularly with departmental points of contact to ensure two-way communication for advocacy, knowledge transfer, and a shared understanding of financial activities of SOM service centers.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities


  • Oversees and guides the activities of SOM service centers.
  • Coordinates the rate development, budget, and analysis activities for the research finance vertical.
  • Meets regularly with departments to ensure two-way communication to create advocacy for the department, knowledge transfer, and a shared understanding of financial activities.


  • Incorporates an understanding of SOM service centers operations to align operations and implement best practices across service centers.


  • Creates vertical-wide budgets and rates in conjunction with discussions with other Research Finance staff.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets, scenario planning, long-range planning, financial modeling, variances, forecasting, projections, financial plans and reports, and other types of complex analysis, involving the review of significant amounts of data.


  • Conducts budget to actuals and other relevant budget and rate analyses.


  • Manages service centers to ensure they are running smoothly and serving customers effectively.
  • Manages project budgets for the research finance vertical.

Problem Solving

  • Ensures people are charged correctly and implements the best course of action if there are discrepancies.

Thinking Critically

  • Monitors financial metrics performance, develops models and reports, and ensures two-way communications with departments to determine the financial performance of the SOM service centers and if a corrective action plan is warranted.


  • Trains service centers on how to implement financial best practices and ensures customer satisfaction.
  • Communicates to units the role of service centers and how they can interact with them.


  • Partner with DBO analysts; SOM departmental finance and research staff; JHU Financial Research Compliance, JHU Cost Analysis and SOM Office for Faculty Research Resources.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • Strong customer service orientation and focus on details, accuracy and meeting pre-determined deadlines.
  • Proven communication, organizational, and analytic skills.
  • Ability to analyze data for budgeting, operations, auditing, accounts receivable, and reserve analysis.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the organization’s mission.

Physical Requirements 

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 10lbs. or less.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or a related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible financial and business operations experience, preferably in a large and complex organization.
  • Advanced Excel skills, with demonstrated knowledge of Pivot tables, formulas and other functions required.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in research financial management and department business operations.
  • Experience with other data reporting tools.
  • SAP accounting knowledge.



Classified Title: Sr. Financial Analyst 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Sr. Financial Analyst, Service Centers   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD  
Starting Salary Range: $62,300 - $109,000 Annually ($85,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 37.5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Admin Finance Research Operations  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 



Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 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.

Applicants Completing Studies
Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Background Checks
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Accommodation Information
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Vaccine Requirements
Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Hybrid: On-site 3-4 days a week