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Boston University SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST, Research Compliance in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The senior financial analyst provides oversight and support to the Animal Science Center’s financial and business operations. The position will collaborate with the Assistant Director of Finance and Administration in developing and executing timely analysis, overseeing the generation of management reports, and monitoring key performance indicators in support of optimizing business decision making. The position will drive insight into the service center results, and to help provide the analytic support for strategic decisions. Additionally, this analyst is responsible for assisting with the generation and consolidation of key business trends and making recommendations.

The Opportunity

Join a face-paced work environment providing service across the university. Be part of a diverse team with over 70 employees across various areas of expertise. Collaborativelywork with other departments for BU’s research efforts. Have the benefits of working within a large university, which includes generous medical, dental, retirement, and tuition remission benefits. See link to tuition remission information. https://www.bu.edu/hr/learningbu/tuition-remission/

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and delivers key performance indicators, operational metrics, financial summaries, business process documentation, training initiatives, and special projects.

  • Responsible for components of month-end processes, year-end close, and quarterly forecasts, including reporting, data validation, reconciliation and variance analysis.

  • Analyzes financial data and submits journal entries that will affect ASC’s general ledger.

  • Taking the initiative to work directly with PIs to update and correct discrepancies while maintaining a high level of diplomacy and customer service to resolve issues that impact financial records and processes.

  • Identify processing problems, offering solutions, and working with the Assistant Director to develop effective procedures to meet department and PI requirements.

  • Provides data for annual federal reports.

  • Documents all work so that it is clear to other staff or auditors. Provides requested documentation for annual and ad-hoc internal or external audits.

Required Skills

B.A./B.S. 5 years of experience in a related field Excellent attention to detail Computer Skills (business systems, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Excellent communicator

This is a hybrid position with up to two days remote in accordance with BU's flexible work policy.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .

Required Experience