The Senior Business Analyst reports directly to the Business Officer of the College of Arts & Sciences and will support the Business Officer's initiatives on all financial, administrative, and strategic matters within the College of Arts and Sciences. A Bachelor's degree in accounting, statistics, or related field; five years of relevant experience, and an active Christian faith are required. A Masters' degree in Data Analytics or Data Science, and seven years of relevant experience are preferred. Experience will not be considered in lieu of the education requirement. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
3+ years of finance/accounting is required. Experience in higher education is strongly preferred.
Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, specifically with common practices and procedures within higher education IT.
Experience with reporting and dashboarding systems.
Accounting proficiency is preferred.
Experience with Microsoft Excel, data management, reporting, and dashboarding systems.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex data into informative data driven conclusions and meaningful results.
Ability to leverage software for financial reporting and analytics.
Ability to envision improvements in current reporting processes and provide recommendations for enhanced capabilities.
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong collaborative mindset.
What You Will Do
Prepares strategic financial analysis for the Dean of College of Arts and Sciences and Business Officer of College of Arts and Sciences.
Assists the Business Officer with new opportunities for process and reporting improvements.
Work with the department chairs to increase communication between the Dean's office and the departments.
Assists the Business Officer and the Arts & Sciences leadership team with personnel resource planning, recruiting, and hiring processes.
Ensures support of audit and compliance functions, maintaining internal controls, and risk management reviews.
Ability to work with the Deans on ad-hoc analysis requests and provide presentation ready deliverables and data driven conclusions on College of Arts & Sciences data.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Assist the Business Officer in delivering financial data to College of Arts and Sciences leadership team in easy to digest graphics and reports.
Deliver financial reporting of Budgets to Actuals review for College of Arts and Sciences and departments to A&S leadership.
Work on Human Resources data including FTE counts and enrollment data to create meaningful analytics for the Dean and Business Officer.
Collaborate with Department Chairs on financial decision making and data analysis.
Extract data from Baylor systems, for example Digital Measures.
Ad-hoc metric reporting and development.
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
About Us: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.