Senior Financial Analyst

Maryland, United States
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classified Title: Senior Financial Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: $58,695-$80,625 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time 
Schedule: Working 37.5 hours per week; Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001021-BAHI Operations 
Personnel area: Johns Hopkins University

General Summary/Purpose:

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst to support the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.  Established though a gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the initiative seeks to improve America’s health by focusing on five areas where public health is positioned to make tangible differences:  addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, risks to adolescent health, and violence.

The Initiative works collaboratively across the university to implement its three-pronged approach of research, education, and practice.  The incumbent will work with staff, faculty and management throughout the university to execute and maintain operating and long-term financial planning for the Initiative.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The financial Officer will plan develop, analyze, and monitor the budgeting and financial activities of the Initiative, including:

  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate quarterly financial reports to the School, donor and JHU central administration.
  • Develop financial reports for forecasting and analysis to improve operational and financial effectiveness
  • Request and monitor non-sponsored account set-up and budgets. Process report and ZSRs requests for new accounts as necessary.
  • Prepare or coordinate all transactions as needed for travel reimbursements, vendor payments, students, staff and faculty payroll, scholarships.
  • Assist in Ad Hoc reporting and financial analysis for Senior Management.
  • Lead and coordinate financial planning and cost analyses in collaboration with the School of Public Health’s Finance Office and Initiative leadership
  • Develop, implement and ensure compliance with JHU internal financial and accounting policies and procedures
  • Prepare and maintain complete and accurate supporting information and documents for all financial transactions
  • Present financial reports to Bloomberg Philanthropies, JHU External Affairs, and University leadership and School of Public Health’s Finance Office.
  • Create and oversee management of contracts and other financial commitments 
  • Assist the Initiative leadership with the hiring and Human Resource needs of the Initiative
  • Oversee the financial budgets and annual expenditures for the expendable gift and endowment accounts.
  • Meet quarterly with School of Public Health’s Finance Office for financial review.

Financial Management:

  • Coordinate and assume a leadership role in the development of Initiative budgets
  • Develop and monitor grant agreement funds
  • In collaboration with Initiative leadership, assist in monitoring fund accounts, including workgroup budgets, grant awards, and operating accounts
  • Interpret and review financial data to evaluate and determine financial performance and financial projects
  • Ensure that expenditure for budgets are monitored and that reports are prepared to maintain balanced accounts

Financial Analysis, Planning & Reporting:

  • Analyze complex financial data
  • Interpret data to determine financial performance
  • Analyze budget patterns, project expenditures and prepared approved budgets
  • Determine cost and financial results of activities and improve the operational and financial effectiveness of the Initiative
  • Review proposed operating plans to finance proposed activities
  • Meet routinely with faculty and grant awardees to provide fiscal guidance and updates
  • Participate in the development and review of initiative annual budgets including, grant awards, fellowship payments, endowment funds, and operating budgets
  • Prepare files and briefing presentations using SAP, Microsoft Office products, and other budget preparation tools
  •  Develop system for tracking of initiative spending, including, workgroup funds, grant awards, and annual meetings
  • Create financial systems to provide tracking, validation, payment, and reporting
  • Design financial reports to assist in the dissemination of information in various formats to faculty and initiative staff
  • Complete monthly and quarterly financial reporting requirements and annual budgets


  • Serve as a liaison between the Initiative, School of Public Health’s Finance Office and Departments
  • Develop fiscal operating policies and procedures as necessary
  • Participate in weekly meetings and provide financial updates as requested
  • Meet with Finance office to discuss areas of improvement and proposed plans to increase effectiveness
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

The incumbent must be able to communicate, interact and work effectively to build mutually beneficial relationship across the university with varying stakeholders and with the Initiative team.  The incumbent is responsible for participating in all aspects of the financial processes and must possess a:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field
  • Five years progressively responsible related financial/account experience
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in related filled may substitute for experience
  • Working knowledge of general accepted accounting principles and practices and previous higher education experience are strongly preferred

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical experience in the use of Microsoft tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative financial analysis

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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