Senior Budget and Financial Analyst, Off
Senior Budget and Financial Analyst, Office of Finance & Accounting

Reports to: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Position: Regular, Full-Time 
Wage Range: DOE
FLSA Status: Exempt

Join our outstanding team! Enjoy 9 paid holidays and 2 weeks' paid vacation, 1 week paid winter break, benefits beyond belief, and excellent learning opportunities!

Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded.

Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge. We are seeking a Senior Budget and Financial Analyst to work out of our headquarters in Santa Barbara on a full-time 37.5-hour per week basis. Due to COVID-19, employment will be working from home until we can safely open our Santa Barbara office.

Summary
While providing support to the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Budget and Financial Analyst (SBFA) will be responsible for assisting in budget creation, maintaining monthly reporting, and working with managers and staff to provide business reporting support. Budget responsibilities include developing and managing departmental budget, preparing monthly & quarterly financial reports, and analyzing established performance objectives and measures. This role will be integral in bringing together daily operations, management, and the financial reporting from the Colleague system into the PROPHIX financial reporting system.

1. Responsible for the development, creation and publication of specialized, ad hoc, and periodic management reports and prepares periodic reviews and financial tracking and outcome reports in support of new and established programs throughout the University to assess the financial and quantitative results of such programs.
2. Assist in annual budgeting and monthly forecasting processes by coordinating with department leads and budget managers.
3. Report, research root cause, and explain monthly variance of actuals to budget. Must be able to work well with colleagues to review actual monthly performance, compose explanations, and summarize business performance.
4. Responsible for preparing business cases, financial and data analyses, and presentations on operational effectiveness and for a variety of University programs to determine project, program, or operational viability.
5. Make recommendations and propose alternative solutions and scenarios for use by management.
6. Responsible for the development of complex data and financial models to support budgetary and financial needs such as planning, forecasting, tracking, or viability assessment of campus programs and projects.
7. Develops end-user specialized model templates and delivers training on such models for various departments and programs on campus.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Master’s in Business Administration; OR Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business and a minimum of three years’ experience in financial performance analysis, accounting practices, and systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Minimum two years’ experience using budgetary systems – PROPHIX and financial reporting system Colleague and Informer systems experience preferred but not required.
3. Advanced knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.
4. Advanced skills in effectively presenting complex finance related information both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
5. Advanced skills in the use of multiple spreadsheet and database software tools to gather information for specialized, complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports.
6. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation, and critical thinking skills.
7. Skilled in using organizational skills, adapting to changing priorities, and balancing multiple projects in a dynamic work environment.
8. In-depths knowledge of the practices and principles of accounting and budgeting, automated financial management systems, and Windows-based applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

BENEFITS
Fielding employees enjoy a friendly and dynamic environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include a 37.5 hour work week, 8 paid holidays and 2 weeks’ paid vacation per year, plus a 1 week paid winter break, medical/dental/vision insurances, Flexible Spending and/or Health Savings Accounts, retirement contributions after one year of service, Childcare Assistance, Tuition Assistance, and professional development opportunities.

Application Instructions
Fielding Graduate University utilizes ADP Workforce Now for online applications. You will be prompted to create a user name and password to initiate the application process. Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Applicants are encouraged to have their employment history, educational information, and professional references on hand while completing the application. The online application process takes approximately 30-60 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via email.

Fielding Graduate University is committed to social justice and diversity, and encourages individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Online Application Link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=371bf4c2-8681-458c-8b35-722b1fc8d540&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

ABOUT FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge. Fielding has approximately 1,050 students and 150 faculty members residing throughout the United States and internationally. Please visit our website at www.fielding.edu to learn more.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 32094

Contact Information
Patty McDonald
[email protected]
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1304 W Roseburg Ave
Modesto, 95350
209-343-1900