Service Center Financial Analyst

Pennsylvania, United States
08 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
08 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

This position will assist the Path BioResource Associate Director in all aspects of managing shared resources in the Department of Pathology. The Path BioResource provides an online platform for billing, usage tracking, cost analysis and reporting for its 8 department centers and numerous partner Cores. This position will support all Pathology service centers, with emphasis on Pathology’s two nationally-acclaimed and growing Centers, the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource and the Human Immunology Core. (These Centers, alone, offer state-of the-art instrumentation, niche services and technical expertise to more than 4000 clients each year.) A primary duty will be designing/implementing 1-2 year operational plans for these high-profile Penn resources, while assuming responsibility for budget preparation and maintaining a balanced budget throughout the year. This position is also the main communications arm of PBR, coordinating seminars/meetings, and assisting with systems documentation. He/she will interface with the Path BioResource IT Team to enhance the Path BioResource database for more efficient financial management.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Preferred degrees would be relating to communications, strategic planning, and/or finance, or a combination of education and experience that covers these three areas. Candidates must have outstanding writing and speaking skills and strong organizational skills (candidates with leadership experience in an organizational role are preferred). The successful candidate should also understand customer/client services (a customer service background is preferred), and be able to work collaboratively within a technically-savvy professional team. The candidate needs to meet operational and other new challenges with a fresh perspective, with tenacity and with attention to detail.

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.