Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst

Seton Hall University   South Orange, NJ   Full-time     Finance
Posted on May 1, 2024
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Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst


Job No: 496317


Full Time/Part Time: Full-time


Location: South Orange


Categories: Administrator


This is an entry level position to support the functions of the Finance Division. Under the general direction of the Vice President for Finance & CFO, this position assists in one or more areas of Finance including Budget, Accounting, Financial Systems, Treasury, Procurement, and Payables. Incumbents will be responsible for prompt, thorough and accurate analysis, reporting, and processing of budget and financial activities.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Budget & Forecasting - Assist in developing comprehensive one and three-year budget forecast models built on numerous revenue and expense assumptions that encompasses the University's Strategic Plan. Also assist in the preparation of financial models to support forecasting and scenario analysis, which includes financial updates on a monthly basis. Conduct in-depth analysis of financial performance against key performance indicators and forecasted budgeted amounts. Analyze detailed operating budgets and work closely with end-user business managers on reviewing and approving personnel and non-personnel actions. Supports budget training to non-finance end users.

Financial Systems - Assist in all finance system upgrades that may include the following: user testing, supporting, and assisting other users with testing, liaising with University Information Systems to address and resolve bugs or other operational problems, investigate security issues, analyzing system security settings validating that appropriate checks and balances are in place. Documents financial application processes and procedures; maintains documentation to include any updates or changes to process. Provide business systems technical support to non-finance end-user staff.

Accounting - Assist in the preparation of financial statements and other financial reports and ensure compliance with accounting standards, regulations, and internal policies. Participate in monthly closings and fiscal year-end financial functions including account analysis, accounting accruals, and account reconciliations. Also assist with the University's tax filings.

Financial Analysis - Identify trends, risks, and opportunities by developing various financial analyses. Partner with other finance and non-finance departments in developing useful financial management tools and reports supporting an effective use of university resources. Reports developed can be ad-hoc projects, query, business intelligence and data management.


Required Qualifications:


Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related discipline

1-3 years of Finance or Accounting experience, which may include internships.

Advance working knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Excellent written and oral communication and strong customer service skills with an ability to build relationships to establish credible relationships with university stakeholders


Desired Qualifications:


Exposure to database report writing such as COGNOS, Access, or similar applications

Demonstrated experience in maintaining accurate data across several integrated systems

Interest in pursuing an advance degree or certification (i.e. MBA or CPA) that would expand finance/accounting skills

Experience with Ellucian Banner or other similar financial information systems

Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced, diverse environment working collaboratively with both internal and external constituencies


Licenses and Certificates:


Salary Grade:


AD180 - Administrative


Exempt/Nonexempt: Exempt


Physical Demands: General Office Environment


Special Instructions to Applicants:


There are 5 positions available, which may support one or more areas of Finance including Budget, Accounting, Financial Systems, Treasury, Procurement, and Payables.


Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.


Advertised: 27 Apr 2024


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