Penn State University
The Penn State World Campus is seeking a progressive thinking Financial Analyst to join our team. The Penn State World Campus is one of the leading providers of online higher education in the United States with over 20,000 students studying in its nationally ranked academic degree programs. The World Campus is fully integrated into Penn State using the same faculty and academic curriculum as used in resident study. This financial analyst role will support our Academic and Student Facing units with a combined budget of approximately $20M. This position will work with unit leaders to assist in developing targets, planning expenditures, and developing measurements for achievement of goals and spending return on investment associated with these functions. Additional responsibilities will also include the preparation and analysis of ad hoc financial reports used for strategic business decisions, identify and correct financial anomalies, maintain and improve financial procedures, prepare and analyze monthly financial reporting, quarterly forecasting and serve as the primary financial point of contact for staff within the assigned units. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. The successful candidate will possess a high degree of financial acumen and possess excellent collaborative and communication skills in order to interact with and lead cross-functional teams and communicate directly with leadership. The candidate must be to perform complex financial analysis within Microsoft Excel and preferably have experience using Access/SQL for data queries. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
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