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Business Analyst: Finance

Boston, MA 02115

Posted: 05/14/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 617166 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Financial Business Analyst
Contract
Location: Boston, MA

Must Haves:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years experience
  • Advanced Excel

Preferred:
  • SAP

Job Summary/Description: This role aims to provide support and assistance to university units and departments regarding budgetary and financial concerns. It involves monitoring and controlling University income and expenses, providing essential tools and information to senior management for decision-making on funding levels and income changes. Acting as a liaison between the Budget, Planning, and Institutional Research Offices and internal university units is also a key aspect of this position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS* % of TIME
  • Reconcile position budget data in HCM with FM funded amounts and review all position funding worklist items to determine approval. (25%)
  • Conduct weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial and statistical analyses relevant to the University’s budget and finances. Reports may be independent or directed by management and can cover various aspects beyond financial matters. All reports contribute to management decision-making. (20%)
  • Monitor and manage the University’s current and long-term budget forecasting tools. (10%)
  • Prepare analyses highlighting budget trends, discrepancies, or amendments for both recurring and non-recurring budgets. Analyze operational performance and propose efficiencies, margin improvements, or savings. (10%)
  • Implement and oversee systems and procedures ensuring proper estimation, authorization, and control of expenditures and funding. (10%)
  • Support departmental budget administrators across all University areas, offering guidance and ensuring adherence to financial controls and policies. (10%)
  • Aid management in generating metrics or reports from various financial, budgeting, human resources, and legacy systems throughout the institution. (10%)
  • Compile and prepare special internal and external reports, analyses, and presentation materials for executive review. (5%)
  • Assist in all University budget presentations as required.
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