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Financial Analyst OR Financial Analyst, Senior

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Financial Analyst OR Financial Analyst, Senior
Department Univ Info Tech Svcs Admin (9501)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

University Information Technology Services (UITS), within the University of Arizona, is accepting applications for a Financial Analyst or Financial Analyst, Senior to support our investment in Cloud products and services. The analyst will perform detailed cost and financial analyses related to cloud consumption to drive business insights and decisions. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic individual who is excited about using his/her expertise in financial analysis in the emerging world of cloud technologies.

The level will be determined based on the work experience as defined by the minimum qualifications in this job posting.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2016 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the World@Work! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Analyst:
• Performs financial or cost analyses to ensure we are leveraging cloud provider services effectively and efficiently.
• Compares estimates to actuals, updating forecasts and budgets accordingly.
• Develops financial queries, dashboards and reports.

Additional Financial Analyst, Senior responsibilities:
• Establishes processes to allocate cloud costs to consumption-based pricing models.
• Quantifies and evaluates TCO of cloud services.
• Conducts operational audits and analyzes data for possible improvements; Prepares reports summarizing findings, alternatives and recommendations.
• Determines if current policies, practices and internal controls are adequate to meet management objectives and makes recommendations for improvements.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of cost and financial accounting principles, practices and procedures.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication skills -ability to effectively present ideas, both orally and in written form.
• Strong customer service and organizational skills.
• Works well independently and with a team.
• Self-motivated and able to multitask in a fast-paced ever-changing enterprise environment.
• Ability to perform business analyst functions, such as soliciting requirements, writing functional design specifications, developing test scripts, and implementing solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see ‘Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications’ below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible for Financial Analyst:
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration AND one year of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting, Finance or related area or a Bachelor’s degree with advanced accounting coursework AND two years of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible and diverse auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

To be eligible for Financial Analyst, Senior:
Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant AND three years of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting, Finance or related area or a Bachelor’s degree with advanced accounting course work AND four years of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with Amazon Web Services.
• Experience with system design and administration.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay TBD
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23199
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Sarah Swanson
sarahs@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 05/05/2017
Review Start Date 05/10/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/18312
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration AND one year of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting, Finance or related area or a Bachelor's degree with advanced accounting coursework AND two years of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible and diverse auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant AND three years of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting, Finance or related area or a Bachelor's degree with advanced accounting course work AND four years of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents