Franklin University has an opening for a Financial Analyst. Reporting to the Director of Financial Services, the selected individual will assist the Director and the CFO organization in the conduct of financial activities of Franklin University and its branch campus, Urbana University, through budgeting, variance analysis, financial modeling and forecasting, risk management, system access management, financial vendor interface, and internal customer support. The position will involve minimal travel and extra hours may be required at certain peak times of the year.
Representative duties include developing presentable financial models and reports; administering budget software and analytics tools to accommodate the University budget process, reporting, and analysis for both short-term and long-term planning and forecasting; assisting management with process improvements related to routine and recurring transactions; developing and maintaining reports, files and reconciliations related to the University’s long-term investment accounts; routinely engaging in cross functional partnerships to ensure timely and meaningful reporting is possible out of the Business Intelligence system and/or budget system; facilitating insurance renewals, claim activities, and compliance reporting with insurance carriers; providing support for Colleague/Business Intelligence security settings; managing signing authorization controls; processing quarterly filings and completing survey requests.
We seek someone with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration and a minimum of one year of finance/accounting experience. An MBA degree and additional accounting/finance experience are preferred but prior applicable experience may substitute for degree. The selected individual must have previous system administration experience, knowledge of GAAP, treasury services, and investment markets are preferred. He/she must also have proven analytical skills and system orientation used to formulate and execute analyses. The Financial Analyst position requires someone who is forward thinking with the ability to influence and persuade others and someone with the ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently. Superior attention to detail and accuracy are a must in this position. Finally, the position requires someone with effective oral and written communication skills and excellent time management and organizational skills.
Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.
Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.
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