Financial Analyst Staff Boston, Massachusetts Description The Financial Analyst reports to the Associate Director, Budgeting and is a key member of the Budget team. The Financial Analyst actively participates in establishing, monitoring, analyzing and maintaining key components of the Universitys $300 million operating budget. Primary/Principal Responsibilities: * Ensures support to budget team and departments by assisting with the development of the annual operating and capital budgets, conducts analysis and monitoring of revenue and expenditure trends. * Supports executive-management by assisting with the maintenance and improvement of the multi-year budget and long-range financial planning model along with compiling year-end projections and creating budget re-forecasts on an ongoing basis, partnering with units across the university to explain variances to budget. * Ensures their contribution in the analysis, modeling and budget development is consistently accurate and provided on a timely basis. * Ensures that departments throughout the University stay within budget by monitoring budget to actual results throughout the year. Keeps senior management apprised of significant budget trends, deficits, and surpluses by analyzing and communicating developing budget trends and deficits on a timely basis to departments. * Makes certain that Senior VP for Finance and Adminstration /Treasurer, VP of Finance, Associate Director, Budgeting and Strategic Financial Planning Director are fully supported by providing special project support and analysis as needed and ensures materials are accurate and timely in the preparation for Committee or Board of Trustees meetings. * Ensures their mastery of the available systems are applied in a consistent and effective manner while maximizing the functionality to support the needs of the team. This requires the incumbent to continuously build on technical skills to learn how to more efficiently achieve the tasks/responsibilities of the job. Utilizing a variety of in-house systems (Synoptix, Informer, Colleague, and Adaptive) to create both standardized and ad-hoc reports to be shared with departments and senior management, the Financial Analyst ensures that reporting, budget monitoring and analysis needs are met in a timely and as needed manner * Supports the continued development of the Adaptive budgeting and planning system. Requirements/Qualifications * A bachelors degree required preferably in finance/accounting or related field. MBA or CPA a plus * 3+ years of experience in a budgeting, accounting or auditing function, preferably in a higher education or non-profit setting. * Intermediate /advanced computer skills, including full knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with budgeting, financial and accounting software preferred (Workday, Adaptive, and Colleague). * Attention to detail and accuracy with numerical data along with the ability to problem-solve is critical. * A high level of comfort working in a team environment, often under tight deadlines. * Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with many areas across an organization. * The ability to work independently and with highly confidential information.