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Job Req ID:  10039

Sr. Financial Analyst

The Office of Student Financial Services is seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as a Senior Financial Analyst. Each year, JHU students receive more than $500 million in financial aid from federal, state, institutional and private sources. Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost for Financial Aid, the Senior Financial Analyst will have the primary responsibility of financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting and reconciliation of JHU’s student financial aid programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial modeling of short and long term business decisions that impact financial aid
  • Monitor campus based Title IV aid funds to ensure maximum program utilization
  • Analysis, monitoring, reconciliation of Federal (Title IV) aid programs
  • Prepare and submit the University’s Title IV Fiscal Operations Report (FISAP).
  • Review and track all purchasing/vendor contracts that support university-wide financial aid operations, ensuring compliance with all University financial and administrative policies
  • Provide regular analysis of departmental/service center general operational budget
  • Coordinate year-end closing and reconciliation activities for all student aid programs
  • Assists with the monthly compilation and analysis of information related to aid expenditures and receivables
  • Assist in financial studies regarding projected changes in financial aid revenue and expense. Provide up-to-date expenditure and balance information to the Assistant vice Provost for Financial Aid
  • Provide targeted SAP/BW/Reconciliation training to financial aid staff as needed
  • Run routine and ad hoc SAP, UDW and BW reports as information needs arise for financial aid
  • Ensure compliance with University financial and administrative policies.
  • Recommend budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures
  • Analyze processing statistics in the financial aid shared services center and compare to historical norms and service level agreements
  • Ad hoc analysis and reporting for internal and external parties; ability to communicate results across all levels of the organization

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and analyze complex financial data; identify relevant information and trends; interpret data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial position, prepares written analyses.
  • Monitor financial aid budgets and reconcile accounts monthly.
  • Inform and communicate financial problems and issues. Confer with appropriate internal and external offices to ensure that required policies and procedures are followed.
  • Train others in budget related policies and procedures.  Develop and maintain written procedures and training manual for reconciliation.
  • Provide targeted one-on-one or group training or refresher sessions as well as new employee training in SAP/BW.
  • Coordinate the year-end closing process for Financial Aid by creating and running both standard and ad-hoc reports, analyzing results and identifying issues.  Resolve any issues by working with the individual departmental/divisional contacts and prepares written analysis of resolutions. 
  • Review and approve non-payroll cost transfers, non-sponsored budget changes and set up, travel, shopping carts, online payment requests and master data requests.  Complete necessary documents and forms, apply appropriate codes and follow established processing procedures.
  • Execute and complete special projects and information requests. 
  • Locate and compile information and format reports, graphs, tables, records and other sources of information.
  • Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets and word processing, to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Know the formal and informal divisional goals, standards, policies and procedures. 
  • Familiarity with the departments within University Administration and the academic divisions. 
  • Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department, division, University and Hopkins Enterprise. 

Decision Making:

On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the division.


  • Works independently and must be able to manage multiple tasks/assignments simultaneously.
  • Due to access to confidential information, individual must be discreet and protect that information.
  • Must be excellent communicator, written and oral.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or related field (Masters preferred). 
  • A minimum of five years related financial experience required. 
  • Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • Experience with reporting and analytical software.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and modeling exposure.
  • Knowledge of Title IV financial aid, Johns Hopkins University and SAP experience highly desirable.

Role/Level/Range: ATP / 4 / PD

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: 37.5 / 5 days

Employee subgroup: JH Salaried Exempt

Location: Baltimore, MD

Department name: Student Financial Services

Personnel area: UN17 Homewood Student Affairs


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

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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.

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