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Job Req ID:  97156

Sr. Financial Analyst

We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst who will be responsible for assisting the Finance Manager in management of all financial functions for the University Student Services division. This includes drafting (on a GAAP and a modified cash basis) of quarterly projections and budgets and variance analysis for review by the Finance Manager and the Director, ad hoc reporting on divisional financial performance, creating and/or updating divisional financial models and scenarios, tuition/enrollment projections and allocations, and assisting with all financial processes including but not limited to annual budget preparation, capital budgets and year end closing.

University Student Services encompasses a breadth of student services including admissions and financial aid, student affairs, integrative learning and life design, student health and wellbeing, and administrative student services. Some Services span the entire university and some services are specific to the Homewood campus. The total budget is approximately $330 million annually.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Extract financial data from SAP to perform expense/revenue projections and financial analysis to develop reports for Finance Manager on both GAAP and modified cash bases and for quarterly reporting to the University Budget Office.
  • Monitor division-wide expenditures, perform budget analysis, and perform monthly account reconciliation reviews for departmental submissions independently and accurately and to ensure that they comply with University policy.
  • Analyze complex financial data and extract and define relevant information while interpreting data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability.
  • Develop/update detailed financial models for annual budgeting, projections and reporting.
  • Assist with compilations of annual budget preparation and submission including salary, operating and gift/discretionary budgets.
  • Project tuition/enrollment for AS/EN and calculate divisional support from these funds.
  • Assist with year-end closing, including identifying funding for financial aid from gifts and endowments, applying Presidential matching funds, and reconciliation of the divisional aid model to SAP.
  • Monitor capital expenditures and report as needed; participate in capital budget process.
  • Ensure compliance with University financial and administrative policies.
  • Recommend budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures.
  • Ad hoc analysis and reporting for internal and external parties; ability to communicate results across all levels of the organization.
  • Utilize SAP system to approve online payment of invoices, shopping cart orders, and travel reimbursements and non-payroll cost transfers.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on the Finance module of SAP.
  • Act as Primary Relationship Manager to assigned departments with the focus being support and education.

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.
  • 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 materials as needed.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field.
  • Five years progressively responsible related financial/accounting experience.
  • 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.

*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.




Classified Title: Sr. Financial Analyst    
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday / 8:30 - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Student Services Finance 
Personnel area: University Student Services 


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:

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.


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


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