Senior Financial Analyst
Reporting to the Associate Director of Post Award Financial Management, the Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for managing the cash flow and the quarterly financial reporting of all federal sponsored Letter of Credit (LOC) awards at Yale University. The individual will be responsible for developing detailed quarterly financial analyses and reconciliation reports to monitor General Ledger receivable balance for more than $600 million in federally funded sponsored projects. The incumbent will use high level analytical and database skills to monitor and report on trends, identify areas needing review, and collaborate with the Compliance Manager on Uniform Guidance federal audits.
- Financial modeling and forecasting: Provides specialized technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance. Organizes information from a variety of sources to establish data banks for use in analyzing and creating future plans and forecasts. Guides and collaborates with all levels of management, both internally and externally, to gather, analyze, summarize, prepare, and present recommendations regarding financial plans, trended future requirements, operating forecasts and/or similar complex financial matters. Researches and evaluates information to resolve issues and/or influence decisions. Conceptualizes, develops and executes multi-variable complex financial models.
- Financial Analysis and Reporting: Analyzes and synthesizes information and designs and creates accurate and timely reports. Designs financial reporting to meet the compliance needs of internal and external users. Extracts and consolidates data from multiple sources.
- Financial methods and systems: Influences, plans, and designs methods to improve practices, processes and systems. Leads and partners with all levels of internal and external contacts to execute departmental and/or institutional level goals. Provides a high level of service that cultivates and maintains strong working relationships and effectively communicates information; takes ownership and accountability for timeliness, accuracy and relationship management.
- Strategic Resource: Translates department finance strategies into goals. Anticipates, identifies, and raises potential financial opportunities, issues, risks, ideas and solutions. Employs judgment and expertise in identifying the appropriate stakeholders to include in consultations, communications, approvals or buy-ins for designing and implementing changes.
- Compliance and risk management: Establishes, implements and/or maintains strong internal controls in areas of assigned responsibility to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resources use, accurate financial information, and adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements.
- Mentors, leads and/or supervises staff.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance and six years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated application of financial, accounting and economic concepts.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Comprehensive knowledge of accounting theory and analysis, internal control, risk management, and financial systems.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated high level analytical skills and experience with analyzing large volume of financial information. Proficient in Microsoft Excel and ability to effectively translate financial information independently.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to read and accurately interpret policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to adapt communications style to address the needs of the department.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as an effective team member. Detail oriented and well-organized.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
CPA. Grant-related experience in a university or non-profit environment, knowledge of Workday financial system or other integrated business systems, prior experience with grant and contract accounting. Comprehensive knowledge of the Yale University's administrative and financial policies and procedures.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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