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Washington University of St. Louis Financial Analyst, Academic Programs and Special Projects Manager - University College - 52032 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Position hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Must have the ability to travel to on and off-campus locations and to work evenings and weekends as needed. Department Name/Job Location This position is in the Department of University College. The position is located at West Campus (11 North Jackson, Suite 1000, Clayton, MO 63105). This position is for the Danforth Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Senior Director of Administration, Finance, and Operations, the Financial Projects Analyst is responsible for high-level research design and data reporting and analysis; complex financial modeling and academic program analysis that influences strategic direction and new initiatives, process improvements, and data integrity. Position manages projects across multiple directors, managers, and department administrators in the academic, financial and operational areas of University College and periodically for upper University management, some having large scope and impact. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Reporting and Analysis: * Perform proactive assessment of school data needs, in collaboration with school leaders. Frame data projects to answer critical strategic questions, with emphasis in academic program assessment, school operations, and student and alumni data. * Perform data collection, analysis and reporting for complex budgetary, financial, and resource projects needed to manage financial resources and drive improvements in resource allocation. * Oversee the identification, retrieval, and manipulation of data from multiple, disparate systems and data sources to perform analysis, assessment, and reporting necessary to make decisions to support strategic initiatives, program development, and ongoing projects and decision making. * Present accurate, complete and concise recommendations to leadership based on research and analysis outcomes. * Develop and maintain expertise in current and future accounting, budgeting and reporting tools and systems to ensure reliable, verifiable and consistently retrievable data across the organization. * Perform complex analysis and financial modeling based on anticipated expenditures and financial performance targets to determine pricing and financial viability of programs and partnerships with community and corporate entities; develop conclusions, and present high-level summary of recommendations. * Plan, develop and execute research and data reporting that aids in the evaluation and implementation of enrollment management strategies designed to meet enrollment goals for University College. 2. Project Management: * Manage multiple, long-term complex projects involving complicated accounting transactions, allocations and concepts across the financial, HR and student systems with independence and transparency, providing ongoing reporting and updating. * Develop, plan, and execute short- and long-term projects to achieve goals and objectives; create and manage work groups across the university college staff and faculty to accomplish projects and tasks; hold project status meetings to ensure stakeholders are involved in decision-making and that effective communication plans are in place. 3. Data Oversight: * Ensure reliable, verifiable and consistently retrievable data aligned across the organization. * Evaluate and develop information retrieval and analysis processes; coordinate the implementation of processes necessary to ensure accurate and timely data and financial reporting. * Develop and implement strategies for improving data quality, expanding data collection in various dimensions, and meeting diverse and fast-changing needs. * Be an advocate and educator to help all members of the university college staff frame operational and academic program questions with data. 4. Other Duties: * Serve on internal operations team collaborating with University Information Technology (WUIT) to ensure IT needs are supported and services are delivered; partner with WUIT in developing project charter and monitoring projects created in response to new technology needs and program delivery. * Perform other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications * Bachelor’s degree, with five years related experience. * Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access or SQL. * Experience with report writing, budgeting and BI tools. Preferred Qualifications * Advanced degree with over seven years of experience in accounting, finance, reporting and/or related experience. * Experience in a University environment, especially in finance and financial reporting and analysis. * Knowledge of fund accounting. * Experience with Washington University Financial/Administrative Information systems (e.g. Workday, Cognos, Tableau). * Experience using databases or other electronic systems for tracking, reporting, and managing information. * Ability to work under pressure to handle a wide variety of tasks with discretion and maintain a balance among priorities. * Ability to work collaboratively and effectively to establish and maintain working relationships within a diverse environment. * Commitment to completing tasks with great attention to detail and accuracy, balanced with an ability to meet deadlines. * Advanced skills in clearly communicating and presenting concepts, reports, and information. * Success managing multiple priorities, projects and initiatives. * Ability to effectively guide others and lead teams in completing tasks. * Exceptional relationship, communication, and business development skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across organizational boundaries. * Ability to analyze and resolve difficult problems, to integrate information from multiple sources, to utilize critical and creative thinking, and to exercise considerable judgment and resourcefulness. Salary Range The hiring range for this position is $60,801 - $97,363 annually. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Department Summary To learn more about the University College department, please visit https://ucollege.wustl.edu/. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7. EOE Statement Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Job Title: Financial Analyst, Academic Programs and Special Projects Manager - University College - 52032 Job ID: 52032 Location: Danforth - Main Campus Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular