This position reports to the Finance Operations Director and is responsible for the daily management of the financial activities of Carey Business School, as well as coordinating and overseeing budget activities related to departmental and sponsored budgets. The position provides complex in-depth financial analyses, budgeting, reporting, auditing and modeling for the School. The position is tasked with enforcement of University and Government policies as they relate to daily financial transactions. The primary duties and responsibilities of the position include:
Financial and Operational Analysis (50%)
Identify opportunities to improve business processes, maximize efficiency and shape performance metrics
Analyze complex financial data, define relevant information, interpret data and report findings to the management
Coordinate and assume a proactive role in the development of Carey School budgets
Analyze budget patterns, project expenditures and prepare approved budget
Monitor and communicate budget expenditures to faculty, department directors and admin staff
Identify budget issues, provide alternative solutions and resolve problems as required
Assist in preparing year-end reporting of Divisional financial performance
Prepare and refine financial forecasting models in support of evolving programs and strategy decisions
Review costs and perform cost benefit analysis on all areas within the Division
Coordinate business plans for major capital projects to ensure financial capacity
Coordinate the tracking, reporting and monitoring of faculty teaching loads and discretionary accounts
Process Management (30%)
Prepare monthly financial statements and analyses of variances
Assist in the year-end financial close-out process
Communicate with internal and external administrative offices to ensure established procedures are followed
Develop, maintain and execute regular training programs related to financial matters for faculty and staff
Keep abreast of laws, regulations and internal policies that apply to Carey financial transactions and projects
Serve as liaison between Carey and University Finance & Operations
Prepare, process and reconcile all affiliate institution agreements and transfers for the Division
Facilitate access to appropriate financial and administrative systems as requested
Process ZSRs for workflow and security access
Maintain and update the Business Office portion of the Carey School internal website
Transactional Activity (15%)
Review, approve and monitor invoices, travel reimbursements, shopping carts, purchase orders and journal entries on a day-to-day basis in SAP in accordance with University policies and procedures
Perform reconciliations and audits to ensure that transactions are complete and accurate
Perform various journal entries for the School
Provide assistance and serve as a backup for Payroll Specialist
Sponsored Projects (5%)
Review project proposals and input proposals into Coeus
Assist faculty with development and reporting of sponsored project budgets
Monitor and analyze the financial activity of awarded grants
Communicate with PI’s financial data and respond to all inquiries
Ensure all effort forms are completed accurately and timely
Other Duties as Assigned
Qualifications: Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skill:
Bachelor’s degree is required
Three years progressively responsible related financial/accounting experience required
5+ years of professional experience in finance preferred
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.
Working knowledge of applicable financial and accounting laws, regulations and practices
Ability to communicate financial information effectively
Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment with a diverse constituency
Ability to make autonomous decisions
Strong skills in problem-solving, reconciling financial accounts and financial analyses
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Advanced knowledge and proficiency in the use of financial software applications, MS Excel and Word
Demonstrated ability to create complex models using pivot tables
SAP experience is preferred
Demonstrated ability to read, analyze and interpret complex financial information from a variety of sources
Demonstrated ability to clearly write financial reports/recommendations and business correspondence
Classified Title: Financial Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC Starting Salary Range: $50,200 - $68,000 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 46-MD:JH at Harbor East Department name: 60000056-Financial & Administration Personnel area: Carey Business School
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