This role will develop, plan, test and perfect financial tools that enable scenario planning and what-if analysis that focus on forward-looking choices. The ideal candidate must be able to quickly learn and understand key institutional drivers and perform predictive analysis, inclusive of the development of metrics and dashboards for senior leadership. S/he will perform analysis of financial reports and data, and prepare subsequent narrative analysis for management inclusive of recommendations. S/he will develop detailed financial models to help reduce cycle times for annual budgeting, projections and reporting. S/he will utilize knowledge of the university's financial accounting systems.This individual should have the ability to work independently to achieve departmental goals, deadlines, and desired outcomes/results. In addition, expected to collaborate and engage key stakeholders of the Clinical Practices Association (CPA), University Controllers Office, financial planning and analysis process (includes University, School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine).
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Contributes to the accounting cycle by identifying and analyzing transactions, interprets and reviews transaction postings to a journal, posts journal information to the ledger and monitors the trial balance
Assists in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual GAAP financial statements and provides support in forecasting costs & revenue models using trended data and analytics
Should have a strong working knowledge of accounts receivables, accounts payable, time and expense capture, fund accounting, project accounting and revenue recognition management
Be knowledgeable of business transaction classifications gather and monitor financial data on a routine basis
Responsible for completing key account reconciliations utilizing the Blackline application
Supports the business office with remediations of internal audit deficiencies and findings
Assists in the development and review of key financial controls used in mitigating risk and errors through the development and compliance with strong financial policies
A key contributor for providing financial information that can be used for managerial reports, financial statements, strategic planning and decision making
Plans and conducts complex analysis to determine cost of business activities.
Interfaces with the leadership team by processing, communicating and providing recommendations based on solid business principles and analysis required to influencing business decisions
Analyzes complex financial data and extracts and defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability
Reviews costs and performs cost benefit analysis related to projects and/or programs
Performs complex cost and financial analysis of data reported in the various accounting systems
Develops complex financial models and reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis
Interprets financial data and transactions of events for management making economic or business decisions
Reviews and evaluates current internal/external processes and makes recommendations for improvements for automating and streamlining routine tasks
Takes the lead role when meeting with internal stakeholders by understanding the objective, drafting agendas, effectively communicates with meeting participants and makes the required preparations to making the meeting and outcomes productive and value-added
Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, and presentations/graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports
Records, classifies, and summarizes financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as fund accounting
Recommends process improvements and follows through with implementation as approved
Documents processes and procedures as needed
On a regular and continuing basis, develops knowledge of the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the school/division
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or other related field.
5 years progressively responsible related financial/accounting experience
Additional education (Master's in a related field) may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Advanced knowledge in the use of spreadsheets, presentations and word processing required
Knowledge of SAP accounting system practices and implementation within the Hopkins environment desirable
MS EXCEL – Advanced, with demonstrated knowledge of Pivot tables, formulas and other advanced Excel tools and functions required
Additional Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Access- strongly desired)
REPORTING TOOLS – Business Objects or similar tools
Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong customer service orientation with internal stakeholders
Exhibits sensitivity to the interrelationship of both people and functions within and outside the department
Have an insatiable desire to solve business puzzles/challenges
On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes progressively increasing responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area
Classified Title: Sr. Financial Analyst Working Title: Sr. Financial Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $59,280 - $81,435; Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick Department name: 10002567-SOM Admin Finance Business Services Personnel area: School of Medicine
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