Senior Financial Analyst

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Full Time
Senior Financial Analyst The George Mason University, General Accounting Department, invites applications for a Senior Financial Analyst. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Position:The Senior Financial Analyst plays an integral role for George Mason University, supporting Fiscal Services by conducting financial data analysis and research, generating data to respond to regular and ad hoc requests from the Commonwealth on financial matters, and providing regular and ad hoc analysis for university leadership to aid in monitoring the financial health of the organization. The Senior Financial Analyst works at the direction of Fiscal Services' Manager of Data Analytics and Financial Analysis, combining data from financial, student, HR, payroll, grants, and financial aid to develop reporting, drive innovation, and aid leadership decision-making.This position collaborates with team members and colleagues in the Office of Budget and Strategic Planning, Business Intelligence, and other units to enhance reporting on key performance indicators, financial framework, and ad hoc analysis. This position also supports the development of revised reports/processes to enable Fiscal Services team to gain efficiencies in processes like financial statement preparation, reconciliations, and other internal controls.The Senior Financial Analyst maintains existing and develops new procedures related to those processes and helps units understand the relationship between the systems and/or Banner modules. They assist units in drilling down to detailed data, as well as participate in testing initiatives related to new features or the data flow between the systems.Required Qualifications:Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to collect, organize, summarize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information from different data sources or system modules with attention to detail and accuracy;Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Data Analytics, IT, or related field or equivalent relevant work experience in finance, budget, accounting, data and/or systems;Strategic thinking capabilities and proven ability to exercise sound judgment;Knowledge of and experience with reporting packages and databases;Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages (Excel, SPSS, SAS, PowerBI, etc.) and database querying technologies for analyzing data;Exceptional written and oral communication skills and strong customer services skills are essential, including the ability to translate business rules and requirements to the internal technical business intelligence team; andAdvanced proficiency with MS Office applications, particularly Excel, and advanced functions in Excel (pivot tables, Power Query) and reporting tools (e.g., MicroStrategy, PowerBI) is required.Preferred Qualifications:Financial modeling, data analysis, and/or budgeting experience are preferred;Higher education and/or consulting experience preferred; andFamiliarity with the Banner finance system, SQL scripts, and MicroStrategy is desired

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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