Sr. Financial Analyst

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

ID: 7097789
Posted: April 8, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Office of Faculty Affairs is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst who will develop, plan, test and perfect financial tools that enable scenario planning and what-if analysis that focus on forward-looking choices. Must be able to quickly learn and understand key institutional drivers and perform predictive analysis, inclusive of the development of metrics and dashboards for senior leadership. Perform analysis of financial reports and data, and prepare subsequent narrative analysis for management inclusive of recommendations. Develop detailed financial models to help reduce cycle times for annual budgeting, projections and reporting. Utilize knowledge of the university's financial accounting systems.

This individual should have the ability to work independently to achieve departmental goals, deadlines, and desired outcomes/results. In addition, expected to collaborate and engage key stakeholders of the financial planning and analysis process (includes University, School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine).

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Plans and conducts complex analysis to determine cost of business activities.
Interfaces with the leadership team by processing, communicating and providing recommendations based on solid business principles and analysis required to influencing business decisions.
Recommends budget adjustments, and other cost improvement measures.
Analyzes complex financial data and extracts and defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability.
Reviews costs and performs cost benefit analysis related to projects and/or programs. Performs complex cost and financial analysis of data reported in the various accounting systems.
Develops complex financial models and reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis.
Interprets financial data and transactions of events for management making economic or business decisions.
Reviews and evaluates current internal/external processes and makes recommendations for improvements for automating and streamlining routine tasks.
Aids the department by organizing and prioritizing tasks required to achieving deadlines, department deliverables to include goals & objectives.
Takes the lead role when meeting with internal stakeholders by understanding the objective, drafting agendas, effectively communicates with meeting participants and makes the required preparations to making the meeting and outcomes productive and value-added.
Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, and presentations/graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
Records, classifies, and summarizes financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as fund accounting.
Recommends process improvements and follows through with implementation as approved.
Documents processes and procedures as needed.

Scope of Responsibility:

On a regular and continuing basis, develops knowledge of the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the school/division.
Exhibits sensitivity to the interrelationship of both people and functions within and outside the department.
Have an insatiable desire to solve business puzzles/challenges.

Decision Making:

On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes progressively increasing responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.


May direct the activities of staff or a function and/or represent the function at meetings. Demonstrates leadership as appropriate.


Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong customer service orientation with internal stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field.
Master's in a related field may substitute for some experience, and additional experience may substitute for some education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Minimum five years progressively responsible related financial experience required.
Advanced knowledge in the use of spreadsheets, presentations and word processing required. Knowledge of financial software applications and database utilization/management preferred.

* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Computer or Other Special Needs:

Knowledge of SAP accounting system practices and implementation within the Hopkins environment desirable.
MS EXCEL – Advanced, with demonstrated knowledge of Pivot tables, formulas and other advanced Excel tools and functions required.
Additional Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Access) (strongly desired)
REPORTING TOOLS – Business Objects or similar tools

Physical Requirements:

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 10lbs. or less. Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 30lbs. or less.