Business Analyst

Pennsylvania, United States
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The World’s First Business School

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually.

Reporting directly to the Business Manager, the Business Analyst is a key member of Wharton Finance & Administration’s GAAP Team. This position is responsible for the accounting, compliance, and analytics for contracts and agreements entered into with external organizations by Wharton Research Data Services, Wharton Executive Education, Wharton Online, and Wharton Interactive. These complex and custom agreements require detailed review and analysis, reporting, and billing arrangements.

The Business Analyst must utilize substantial interpersonal, written, and analytical skills in order to provide an understanding and communicate complex financial information to senior management. Given the custom nature of arrangements that are common in these businesses, the individual must possess a combination of big picture, intellectual curiosity, detailed thinking, and exceptional communication skill. This position will summarize and communicate results and current status with senior management and department heads.

A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated strong financial, analytical, and accounting skills. Capability to independently manage multiple projects from design through final presentation. Ability to accurately work in the details but also step back and reflect on the big picture. Excellent organization/information management skills with the ability to work independently, adopt priorities and set/meet deadlines. Strong multi-tasking in complex financial and administrative environment. Demonstrated solid oral and written communication skills. Advanced understanding of Microsoft Office Suite.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.