Posting Summary: The Office of Financial Planning and Analysis seeks to hire an experienced financial analyst with the drive, professional curiosity, and persistence to solve complex financial problems in a challenging higher education environment. Qualified candidates will have significant financial analysis experience, and are able to operate independently, with little supervision. They typically lead cross functional teams over whom they exercise no formal supervision.
The UVAFinance team recently adopted a vision to become the valued and trusted financial partner that the University community turns to first. The Senior Financial Analyst is integral to achieving this vision; he/she will be focused on financial and cost analysis projections. The Senior Financial Analyst will lead the development of cost studies and other complex financial analyses in order to provide insights that support the UVAFinance mission and vision. The Senior Financial Analyst will be a champion of lean thinking and collaboration, communicating and negotiating across organizational lines to successfully turn data into informative and actionable information. The Senior Financial Analyst must represent the UVAFinance core values: to be (1) an impeccable source of information and (2) a collaborative partner; to provide (3) service excellence and (4) communication.
The Senior Financial Analyst will lead and support development of cost studies and other complex financial analyses for the institution. Most importantly, this position will have responsibility for several parts of the University's Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rate Proposal to the federal government, when in cycle. In addition, this position will manage internal cost allocation projects and other financial/cost analysis projects as needed, provide oversight of the F&A recoveries distribution, and conduct the review/approval for the recharge center rate setting process. This position also serves the University in a consulting and advisory role for accounting and compliance issues related to F&A; assists central accounting in performing data analysis and reporting tasks; and contributes to developing presentations to and for senior-level management.
The anticipated hiring range for this position is $60,000 to $75,000 and is commensurate upon qualifications.
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply to posting #0621241, at https://jobs.virginia.edu.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: BA/BS degree in accounting, finance, business or related field
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Master's Degree
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Masters degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience with the compilation and analysis of complex data using various financial systems, databases, and spreadsheets. Experience in preparing reports and forecasts, and then applying strong oral and written communication to present results.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience in cost accounting at an institution of higher education, specifically related to the participation in at least one federal F&A Rate Proposal. Experience working in a higher education accounting and/or analysis role. Experience with Oracle financials and project centric accounting structure.
Preferred License or Certification: CPA/CMA/CRA
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to compile and analyze complex data using databases and spreadsheets. Extensive knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills. Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and interpret regulations, policies, and procedures. Demonstrated ability to work effectively, efficiently, and independently and as part of a team. Ability to balance multiple priorities and projects, operating with discipline and urgency
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to develop advanced-level queries using different software applications. Knowledge of higher education financial administration Extensive knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Ability to quickly learn and interpret government regulations pertaining to F&A. Ability to use macros and nested conditional statements in Excel or other programming functions, as well as pivot tables, slicers, and secondary X axis charts.
Required Computer Applications: MS Office suite of products, especially Excel.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.