The Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health (CBCH) is seeking a Financial Analyst to join our central administrative team. The primary function of this role involves synthesizing data from multiple sources into clear, meaningful analyses. Reporting to the Director of Research, Administrative and Clinical Operations, the Financial Analyst will provide financial and decision support and assist with the day-to-day financial operations of CBCH. The candidate will interact frequently with the Grants Manager, as well as with CBCH's administrative team to provide accurate financial information in support of pre and post award monitoring and unrestricted accounts. The Financial Analyst will provide accurate and data-based information on profitability, stability and liquidity. S/he will research and analyze financial information to help CBCH make well-informed decisions, write reports and monitor financial movements. S/he will be responsible for the financial monitoring of externally funded research projects; including government and private foundation funded grants.
Ideal candidates will be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads, and work schedules while coordinating a broad range of financial activities. The candidate will be expected to work on more than one project and have excellent rapport with colleagues and other Divisions/Departments at CUIMC.
Responsibilities will include:
Prepare and monitor center budgets, financial files and P&Ls
Create and maintain financial reports
Assist with revenue cycle needs, business plans, analyzing data and creating ad hoc and periodic reports
Consistently monitor financial activities in support of quarterly and yearly reporting
Assist in quarterly and annual fiscal year close and budget preparation, and quarterly variance reporting
Make recommendations relating to the impact of financial transactions on budget and operations
Reconcile accounts and advise managers of significant variances and changes on a timely basis
Manage department administrative and business affairs including affiliate agreements, contracts, and other Center initiatives
Facilitate the appropriate dissemination of useful information between teams and other appropriate departments, groups, or individuals
Facilitate the extraction of definitive data from systems, which may require coordination with other departments and divisions
Identify and validate the appropriate solution for various reporting needs
Assist with the administrative workflows for executing contracts, agreements and database management of such documents
Test reports and reporting functionality to assure data quality prior to production
Provide support on special projects and perform other duties and responsibilities as requested
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Self-starter with ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Innovative skills with financial systems including spreadsheet preparation, reports creation and presentation.
Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive), with particular emphasis on Microsoft Excel skills, including facility with pivot tables and v-lookups.
Strong organizational and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail.
Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.
Strong internal and external customer service skills with a high level of initiative to problem-solve.
Master's degree in Business Administration or related field.
Experience in a clinical research, higher education, or clinical practice setting.
Experience in academic/grants-based financial activities.
Must successfully complete systems training requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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