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Senior Financial Analyst

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Job no: 499363
Department: Housing Dining Recreation & Business Services
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Finance, Budget, Accounting
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Senior Financial Analyst

 $58000 - $65000

Hours Per Week:

40 hours

Job Summary:


This position is responsible for preparation, analysis, and monitoring of the University's budgets.


Duties/Physical Demands:

- Preparation, monitoring, and analysis of University budgets in Campus Services and Physical Facilities Departments.
- Advises Director, Shared Accounting and Financial Services on budget matters including monthly projections of income and expenditures and the analysis of factors which drive them, trends in certain budget categories, and analysis of unit compliance or deviation from budget parameters.
- Review and verify expenses for various budget units with key departmental users.
- Verify inventory counts and fixed assets periodically.
- Develop, prepare and analyze reconciliations and advise Director, Shared Accounting and Financial Services on issues on variances and issues.
- Prepares and performs annual duties related to year end and development of the annual budget.
-Performs other duties including, but not limited to, state reporting, salary Increment pool, cost analysis and special projects as assigned.
-Operates and maintains spreadsheets and computerized databases.
-Assists various budget units and key departmental users with financial planning as related to operational, staffing and strategic goals in addition to providing customer service and education in assisting departmental users with budget matters.
-Ensures that assigned units comply with all University policies and procedures regarding budget development, maintenance and expenditures.
-Assists Director, Shared Accounting and Financial Services in strategic initiatives designed to promote effectiveness and efficiency.
-Participates on University committees and special study groups as assigned.
-Acts as liaison to other departments.
-Serves as a back-up for departmental staff as needed.
-Prepares analyses and reports for university administrators and Board of Trustees
-Evaluates and/or advises on short and long range planning for departments of responsibility.
-Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree specialized in a business related field
- Minimum 7 years experience


Desired Qualifications:

Preference will be given to persons with experience in college and university budgeting or fund accounting, use of an online general ledger, and advanced skills in spreadsheets, databases, business intelligence software or other SQL query language.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Proficiency in computing: spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation graphics and other business applications.
- Capacity for working with large, diverse sets of numerical data.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and respond with precision and accuracy to deadlines of short durations.
- A working knowledge of accounting practices and principles with an understanding of fund accounting practices.
- Effective communication and organizational skills, with ability to use them in a fast paced, highly productive environment.
- A commitment to quality, innovation and process improvement with an emphasis on collaborative teamwork and high standards of customer service.
- Management of a $20M budget


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Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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