Senior Analyst, Finance and Planning

Position Details

Position Information

Title Senior Analyst, Finance and Planning
Department Eller Administration (3001)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Eller College of Management seeks an experienced and highly skilled Financial Analyst to play a key role in helping shape the future of College financial management and decision support as we develop and build a more robust data and information management infrastructure.

Senior analyst candidates should possess a high level of demonstrated analytical skill in advanced fiscal analysis and analytical techniques including development of analytical models for complex scenarios using strong technical skills and in leading teams in related projects.

The senior analyst will be a leader and key member of implementation, development and refinement of processes and report development. The individual will take lead roles in college financial processes and projects, acting independently with only general direction and requiring minimal supervision. While serving as team lead for analysts, the senior analyst reports directly to and works under the direction and guidance of the college Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration.

The staff of the Eller College of Management uphold a culture of accuracy, integrity, efficiency, timeliness, and professional consistency. As representatives of the University of Arizona’s business school, Eller Administration aims to provide leadership in business procedures and sets high standards while supporting six academic departments, two program units, and multiple centers. The College has an annual operational budget of approximately $80M.

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 and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Serves as a key member of the Finance, Planning and Analysis team in Eller College of Management Administration.

• Performs a number of highly technical functions including advanced fiscal analysis and monitoring, financial modeling, projections, financial planning, management information and report development, and business process improvement for the College.

• Supports the College in establishing a comprehensive data driven information support infrastructure for financial management and management decision support.

• Manages college-wide annual and multi-year budget development processes.

• Responsible for developing and tracking financial and budget activity, performing analysis, interpreting, and making recommendations on a broad range of financial and operating issues.

• Extracts data and information from data warehouses, developing complex database, analysis, statistical and projection modeling.

• Identifies and implements process improvements through information and technology integration for improved customer support and resource efficiencies.

• Serves on committees and project teams as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Demonstrated skill in advanced fiscal analysis, revenue and expenditure projections, development of what if scenarios and sophisticated data modeling.

• Demonstrated high level of technical skills with computer based systems, data compilation, and development of complex databases.

• Strong working knowledge of enterprise wide systems and data including financial, personnel and student with preference for higher education experience.

• Ability to set priorities and to work comfortably in a fast-paced, fluid, deadline driven environment while providing accurate information.

• Ability to work independently, with stated objectives and only general guidance and oversight.

• Excellent oral presentation, written communication and organizational skills.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting, Finance, or related area and five years of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience
- OR -
Bachelor’s degree with advanced accounting coursework and seven years of auditing, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience
- OR -
any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

• Experience with enterprise-wide budget and financial information systems, analytical and reporting tools.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with university financial analysis, budget processes, budget development in a large and complex program area.

• Experience in project leadership and ability to lead projects and develop teams.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $68,000 - $85,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22378
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Michelle Gates

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Open Date 02/06/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/16/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
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.

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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  2. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting, Finance, or a related area plus five years of auditing, cost accounting or financial analysis experience; or a Bachelor’s degree with advanced accounting coursework plus seven years of auditing, cost accounting 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
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