Financial Analyst

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
27 May 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2019
Ref
24-32138
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

School/Center Overview    

Penn Athletics is a broad-based Division that serves the University community through 33 intercollegiate varsity programs and diverse recreational offerings. Penn is home to two of the most iconic venues in college athletics, The Palestra and Franklin Field. The Quakers are proud members of the Ivy League. The Division aims to make an impact through athletics by empowering individual excellence and fostering community through varsity, club, and recreational activities. Penn Campus Recreation sponsors 36 club sports and hundreds of intramural teams to provide opportunities to students, both undergraduate and graduate, and faculty/staff. A wide-array of classes and programs are offered through the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center and the Fox Fitness Center for recreation and wellness. http://www.pennathletics.com/

Duties    

This position collects and analyzes data to report on DRIA’s profitability and liquidity. Write reports, monitor financial trends and support the divisions quarterly forecasting process. Provide financial expertise for multiple business units including operational performance reporting, forecasting, strategic analysis, budgeting, audit and compliance. Work in partnership with the rest of the finance team to develop reports and report templates for Divisional analysis and operational use. Assist in annual close and utilization of multiple systems for input of budget and ongoing journal entries. Ensure use of analysis and reporting best practices across the division and assist with the training and development in the departments.

Qualifications    

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field and 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is
  • required. Accounting/Finance background strongly preferred. Proficient in spreadsheets, databases, MS Office and financial software applications.
  • Hands on experience with statistical analysis and statistical packages. Knowledge of appropriate accounting for transactions. Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills. Strong client orientation. Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis. Knowledge of Penn’s systems preferred.

Affirmative Action Statement    

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.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.