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Financial Analyst

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Nov 7, 2023

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Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Financial AnalystOffice of the DeanThe George Mason University Office of the Dean, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for a 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.The purpose of the Dean's Office is to oversee all educational, research, development, and administrative activities within the College of Engineering and Computing. The Dean's Office provides direction and structure and works with the associate and assistant deans, department chairs, and center directors. The office also works closely with other university departments and offices to include the Offices of the President and Provost.About the Team:The Chief Business Officer team within the CEC Office of the Dean, facilitates the planning and implementation of the unit's financial and operational vision as it relates to the full range of business functions and activities for the college to include finance, research administration, human resources, operations, and information technology. The CBO is accountable for and provides overall leadership, supervision, management, and coordination of these functions, as well as provides oversight for the development of implementation of policies and procedures to achieve desired outcomes. The CBO team maintains relationships with central administration and other university departments, as well as other units' CBO teams, to facilitate these outcomes.The CBO team is expanding to help support the growth that is occurring in CEC in terms of students, faculty, staff, and financial resources. These are new positions that are being added to the team.George Mason University provides outstanding benefits to employees including, but not limited to, a generous number of holidays and tuition remission. More information is available at Financial Analyst will assist the Chief Business Officer and Senior Financial Analysts in the management of financial resources to the highest and best use for the College, and to ensure compliance with all State and University policies and procedures. The primary responsibilities of this position will include:Financial Transaction Processing:Monitor financial activity to ensure that they meet planned expenditures and are in accordance with State and University policies and procedures;Process personnel and financial transactions using university processes to ensure charges are made to appropriate accounts and organizations to include: processing of journal vouchers, labor reallocations and future funding forms, creation and close out of organizations and funds for CEC departments and faculty;Process and track graduate assistant tuition waivers at the beginning of each semester and working with the financial aid office to ensure adjustments are processed in a timely manner; andComplete purchases for the Dean's office using eVA or purchasing card as appropriate.Fiscal Support to CEC Departments and Administrative Teams:Act as CBO Liaison by providing guidance, oversight, training, and support on fiscal matters;Assist Sr. Financial Analysts with development of CEC procedures for various financial processes; andAssist in completion of access request forms for financial systems for department staff.Reconciliations:Complete reconciliations on assigned orgs and funds under the Dean's office ensuring any corrective actions are taken in a timely manner; andManage oversight of completion of reconciliations by the departmental and administrative organizations ensuring sign offs are completed in accordance with the University policy timeline.Monthly Financial Reporting and Analysis:Assist CBO and Sr. Financial Analysts with generation of monthly financial reports for both CEC as a whole, as well as departments and multidisciplinary programs;Monitor expenses and track for faculty start up packages including start up funds, summer support, and school GRAs. Assist the CBO and Sr. Financial Analysts with ad hoc analysis of financial areas within CEC to include areas such as startup obligations, new program development, and building project costs by providing financial data; andAssist with other duties as assigned to ensure efficient operation and oversight of fiscal resources for the College of Engineering and Computing.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;Experience with financial processes to include purchase requisitions, journal vouchers, account reconciliations, and financial reporting;Advanced organizational and financial analysis skills;Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills in a professional environment; andExperience working with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with ability to learn new software and systems as needed.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in accounting principles, financial analysis, and budgeting;Knowledge of University or College policies, procedures, systems, and offices related to budgeting and financial management; andExperience with Banner, eVA, and Microstrategy.This position is telework friendly with ability to work remotely 2-3 days per week.A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia's Technology CorridorThe College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and a new School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 10,800 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 305 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 97 are tenured, 66 are tenure-track, 90 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended $65 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and has projects with over $120 million in current and anticipated awards. The College stands out for its leading research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College encourages multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. The region is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington campus with a planned 400,000 square foot building that will house the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate the university's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 03233Z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references, including one previous or current supervisor with contact information. Full consideration will apply to applicants who submit their completed application by October 6, 2023; however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

"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.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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