Financial Analyst

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

ID: 7081723
Posted: July 30, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Sacred Heart University:
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 386 Colleges-2021 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater.

Job Description:
The successful candidate for the position of Financial Analyst will assist in the maintenance of the University financial results records for Academic Affairs to ensure complete and accurate financial data and responsible to prepare and maintain compliance with internal and external policies and procedures. Monitor the financial results and maintain effective internal controls and policies. Prepare, evaluate, perform ongoing program assessments in a timely and accurate manner and make recommendations to Management to maximize efficient and effective results.

Responsibilities Include:

Responsible to assist Executive Director with budget analysis, management, and preparation.
Work and interact closely with the Academic Affairs personnel with monitoring budgets, operational needs, while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.
Responsible for responding to and preparing ad hoc financial analysis necessary to respond to internal and external financial information requests, including program assessments as deemed appropriate by Provost.
Prepare necessary budget transfer and journal entries to record transactional data in the general ledger. Analyze results monthly, quarterly and at year end during close process. Ensure accurate and timely reporting and respond to inquiries within and outside the organization in an effective manner.
Support all Academic Affairs personnel relating to budget transfers, journal entries, expense vouchers, travel reimbursements, p-card reports, and SHUeBuy.
Assist with preparation and analysis of internal reporting of the Academic Cost Study and Graduate Program P&L.
Evaluate internal controls on a regular basis and work with all units to ensure collaborative and coordinated efforts
Provide support to supervisor with analysis and ad hoc projects.
All other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or MBA a plus, but not required and 5-8 years related experience.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong collaboration and teamwork skills.
Advanced working knowledge with Excel.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills.
Knowledge of accounting software programming desired.
Ability to work and learn independently and adapt to new responsibilities and challenges.

Application Instructions:
Please apply online, faxes and emails will not be accepted. A cover letter is appreciated.

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.


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