Financial Analyst 1

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Fiscal, Accounting and Budget

JOB SUMMARY

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) Business Office at the University of Connecticut announces the opening of a full-time Financial Analyst 1. The CAHNR Business Office is seeking a dynamic and team-oriented leader with creative energy to contribute to a culture that values community, inclusion, excellence, and strategic growth. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skill and experience in academic business operations and communication with a diverse group of people, including administrative professionals, faculty, and many others. The successful candidate will be open-minded, forward thinking, and collaborative in addressing the needs of the CAHNR Business Office. 

The Business Office is an exciting, fast-paced, and complex environment with evolving needs.  As a support unit, we are a service-minded team that fosters leadership, collaboration, diversity, equality, trust, respect, adaptability, and community.  We are dedicated to providing expert financial and administrative services for the College.  Our focus is on accuracy, accountability, availability, efficiency, professionalism, and integrity while adhering to federal, state, and University policies and regulations.

Under the limited supervision of the Financial Manager, this position provides input and develops recommendations to facilitate financial decisions of CAHNR administrators and senior management and assists with a variety of fiscal and technical responsibilities requiring skill in critical thinking and problem-solving and proven experience in budgeting, financial analysis and control, as well as leadership abilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Include but are not limited to:

  • Organizes financial information from a variety of fund sources for use in analyzing future plans and forecast spendable balances.
  • Integrates information from a variety of sources for use in analyzing current and future financial plans and forecasts. 
  • Prepares regular financial and trend analyses, including budget projections and analysis in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Monitors USDA funding allocation through the utilization and maintenance of databases and applying budget controls. 
  • Assists in preparing documents, providing analysis, and properly executing the annual budget process for federal USDA reporting.
  • Assists in budget preparation, including annual department budget meetings, and budget construction.
  • Responds to and resolves routine and procedural financial questions and issues.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information and designs and creates accurate and timely reports. 
  • Reviews financial transactions for appropriateness and accuracy and prepares reports on all fund sources as needed.
  • Responsible for keeping up to date on and ensuring compliance with regulations, policies and procedures related to purchasing, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and travel. 
  • Serves as an advanced resource for departmental staff to ensure compliance with established administrative policies and procedures.
  • Recommends or implements modifications to practices and procedures to improve efficiency and quality, directly affecting the specific office operation or departmental procedure or practice.
  • Prepares financial and ad hoc reports to meet federal, state, University, and departmental requirements and provides regular updates to unit heads and faculty. 
  • Serves as a liaison between departments within the College and other University Offices on a variety of financial and administrative matters that are typically cyclical in nature, but can be complex.  
  • Serves as a liaison with Sponsored Programs Services and assists in the management of post-award budgets and accounts, including monitoring current projects and closeouts of completed projects for various units within the College.
  • Manages, monitors, and validates faculty effort on sponsored projects.
  • Reviews and approves allowable expenses within budget limits.
  • May supervise and evaluate the work of other professional employee(s) and/or student labor employees.
  • Represents the Business Office at regular college administrative meetings.
  • Provides support on processing Foundation disbursement for all units within the College, and reconciling account transactions.
  • Provides guidance for assigned departmental financial management activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  2. Four years of related experience.
  3. Knowledge of financial, budgeting, or accounting practices and procedures.
  4. Experience working in a fast-paced, complex, multi-faceted office environment.
  5. Ability to work independently and in a team setting while regularly exercising judgment regarding administrative detail and procedures.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to establish good working relationships with coworkers and a variety of constituents, inside and outside the University.
  7. Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail, with a proven ability to expertly manage time and deadlines with multiple, competing priorities.
  8. Clear, positive, and professional written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills.
  9. Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in finance, accounting, math, business, or a related field or CPA.
  2. Experience working with financial systems and related software platforms.
  3. Demonstrated ability in writing, designing, and executing custom reports.
  4. Experience using KFS and WebFocus.
  5. Experience working in a fiscal operation in a higher education setting.
  6. Experience working with people from diverse academic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds. 
  7. Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems analytically, efficiently, and effectively.
  8. Demonstrated ability to display initiative with a strong work ethic and desire to succeed.
  9. Supervisory experience.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, twelve-month, UCPEA staff position with an excellent benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience, ranging upper $60s to mid 70s.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496702 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references (including title, organization/company, phone, and email). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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