We are seeking a Financial Analyst who will be responsible for assisting with daily financial operations, development of annual operating budgets, monthly and fiscal year-end closing, related reporting and presentation materials for meetings with senior leadership. This position will perform routine and complex finance and accounting activities in support of JHFRE departments requiring knowledge of systems, independent judgment, and an ability to respond accordingly. The position will also provide direction to less experienced staff concerning finance, accounting and systems issues. Serves as informational source for questions from JHFRE staff on BW/Analysis Reporting, Purchasing/Procurement and Travel modules of SAP.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Extract, analyze and verify data from SAP BW, and develop moderately complex weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for review by JHFRE Finance Leadership including forecasting, trending and results analysis, identifying discrepancies from approved budgets resulting from potential posting errors, program changes and/or new department initiatives and identify and recommend cost improvement/revenue improvement measures.
Monitors, identifies and communicates important budgetary issues such as over expenditures, revenue reductions, potential cost savings and unplanned expenses as well as status of current and pending issues to JHFRE Finance Leadership.
Performs complex statistical, cost, financial analysis of data reported in various finance, accounting and data base systems.
Develops various monthly, annual and ad hoc reports for trending, forecasting and results analysis.
Develops simple to complex financial models and reports for forecasting, trending and results analysis.
Monitor and reconcile accounts using BW/Analysis reporting and SAP transaction system.
Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate, and format data and/or reports. Generate and distribute monthly reports and create new reports to monitor revenues and expenses.
Review, correct and process revenue and expenditure transactions, including journal transfers, non-payroll cost transfers and accounts receivable and other billings; review and approve transactions as Finance Office representative for other departments within JHFRE.
Assists JHFRE Finance Leadership with creation of annual budget worksheets and other Excel documents needed to complete the annual budget preparation for JHFRE (annual operating budget of approximately $75 million).
Ensures compliance with departmental policies and the policies of the University.
Resolve payment and purchasing issues with external vendors and suppliers.
Communicate routinely with JHU Finance and JHFRE Operations Managers on fiscal, budget or other matters.
Contribute to automation of office Financial processes and reports through use of Excel and other applications.
Oversees maintenance and integrity of financial master data for JHFRE.
Manage processing of Accounts Receivable billings in excess of $2M.
Assist with annual fiscal year close including preparing of year end accruals and allocations.
Directs and approves online payment requests, purchase orders, blanket orders, emergency orders, wire transfers, procurement cards and expense transfers generated by multiple users.
Manages and reconciles risk management/insurance events for JHFRE and ensures proper accounting and documentation.
Become an SAP system expert and provide guidance and information to all JHFRE staff.
Manage and maintain various processes and data sets (Pcard, capital project accounting codes and approvals, SAP roles, etc.)
Review and approve weekly payroll submissions
Serve as liaison to other JHFRE Departments for SAP and Concur Expense Reimbursement issues.
Other duties as assigned.
Must be able to work/think independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must possess strong computer skills (PowerPoint, Word) and be an advanced Excel user with the ability to program and work with advanced formulas, macros, data tables, etc.
Must have the ability to make independent judgment, work for long periods of time without direction, prioritize own work, work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet concurrent deadlines.
Must possess demonstrate strong organizational skills, analytical and problem solving abilities and attention to detail.
Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, with individuals of varying levels within the organization.
A collaborative and service-oriented approach
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required.
Three years progressively responsible related financial/accounting experience required.
A minimum of five years of professional experience related to work experience.
Johns Hopkins University and SAP experience highly desirable
Advanced Excel skills and experience highly desired
Classified Title: Financial Analyst Working Title: Financial Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC Starting Salary Range: $52,230-$71,890-$91,550 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday 7.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid Department name: 10001603-Finance & Administration Personnel area: University Administration
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